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Why animal law?
Because animals matter. Animals are integral to every aspect of human society, whether they are recognized for their intrinsic worth, their role as companions, or the value they bring to the environment and the world economy.
Because animal law attorneys can change the world. Attorneys interested in animal law have numerous opportunities to incorporate the field into their own practices. State, federal, local, and international laws all contain provisions regulating or impacting animals.
Because animal law is an exciting and rapidly expanding field of law. Animal law overlaps with many traditional areas of the law such as torts, criminal, wills & trusts, constitutional, and property law. Animal law is rooted in the practical application of statutes, regulations, and case law, but the field also explores legal theory, philosophy, and jurisprudence. In animal law we ask fundamental questions about the nature of a legal right or interest, how laws create or entrench power imbalances, and how those imbalances impact animals.
Professor Kathy Hessler and AALI fellow Rebecca Jenkins speak at Harvard about labor issues in the U.S. and international fishing industries.
Animal Law alum Moe Honjo ’14 and Visiting International Research Scholar Charlotte Blattner will be speaking at Harvard’s Animal Agriculture from the Middle East to Asia on May 11 - 12, 2017.
We’re hiring for a new Visiting Professor position at CALS!