This show was broadcasted on Friday, October 30th, 2020 from Noon to 1pm PST at 100.5fm CFRO and via live internet streaming at coopradio.org It will be posted here shortly afterwards as a podcast, so please do check back soon!
This show features an interview with Emily Wilson of Law Students’ Legal Advice Program (LSLAP) run by law students at the Peter A. Allard School of Law at the University of British Columbia. Our host, Grace Wampold, begins the show by speaking about Vancouver City Council’s passing of the motion to end no pets restrictions in rental housing contracts. She also talks about the proposed seal cull of 50,000 Harbor Seals, 25,000 Stellar Sea Lions, and an ongoing 3,000 seals per year in British Columbia.
Emily Wilson on Law Students’ Legal Advice Program’s New Clinic on Animal Rights and Legal Issues
Emily Wilson is a student at the Peter A. Allard School of Law Program of the University of British Columbia. She has led the new and national pro-bono clinic on animal rights and legal issues for low-income families or individuals dealing with legal issues related to animals such as custody, rental laws, and discrimination against service animals.
The newly launched clinic is part of the Law Students’ Legal Advice Program (LSLAP), which is a non-profit legal advice program run by law students like Emily at the Peter A. Allard School of Law. Along with the faculty and past animal law students, former adjunct professors of animal law Victoria Shroff and Amber Prince helped establish this groundbreaking pro-bono animal law clinic and its consulting lawyers.
The phone number for LSLAP switchboard is (604) 822-5791. LSLAP cannot give legal advice over the phone. The office hours are Monday to Friday from 10AM – 4PM and they are closed on all public holiday
In this feature interview, Emily Wilson discusses her motivations for addressing the legal rights for animals, what a degree in animal law can lead to and provide, as well as some real life examples of animal law in practice.
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Show produced by Grace Wampold with web content written by Grace Wampold and Asami Hitohara