Non-profit founder Donna Lawrence to discuss Susie’s Law regarding animal cruelty on Monday, Sept. 14

Susie’s Hope founder Donna Lawrence will address adjunct Professor Don Vaughan’s State and Local government class at 3 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 14, in the Worrell Professional Center, Room 1309. Doors open at 2:30 p.m and the event is free and open to the public. The session will also be recorded for the Wake Forest Law website and Susie, the dog who prompted Susie’s Law, will be present.

Lawrence will discuss Susie’s Law, a 2010 North Carolina legislation that enforced a tougher sentence for people found guilty of animal cruelty. While a member of the North Carolina Senate, Professor Vaughan (JD ’79) authored Susie’s Law.

Other speakers present will be Chris Parrish, the Assistant District Attorney who prosecuted the case, as well as people who lobbied for the bill in the North Carolina General Assembly.

Susie’s Hope is a non-profit organization that increases awareness around animal cruelty and educates Americans on what steps to take to best combat the epidemic.

Professor Vaughan is a practicing attorney in Greensboro with more than 30 years experience. He earned his undergraduate degree from UNC-Chapel Hill  and holds a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from American University in Washington. While at Wake Forest Law, he was a member of the Wake Forest Law Review.