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Saturday, June 29 • 5:00pm - 5:50pm
Magical Beasts and The Law

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The Harry Potter story lines are replete with magical and not-so-magical animals. These include basilisks, blast-ended skrewts, bowtruckles, cats, centaurs, dragons, flobberworms, gnomes, hippogriffs, phoenix, werewolves, winged horses, and so many more. Some of them are loved and pampered. Others are misused and abused. This presentation will explore the laws of  muggle society applicable to the care, maintenance, and exhibition of animals, and will discuss how those laws would apply to the creatures in the Wizarding world.


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Karen Morris

Karen Morris is a lawyer, judge and law professor. She is the author of Law Made Fun through Harry Potter's Adventures, a book that seeks to teach about law using vignettes from J.K. Rowling's wonderful series. Karen has made presentations on law-related topics at virtually every Harry Potter conference in the last five years. She prides herself on her collection of witch hats, which far surpasses most.


Saturday June 29, 2013 5:00pm - 5:50pm
C120-122