Call for Abstracts


The Workshop is seeking submissions from current LLM, MSL, PhD candidates, and post-doctoral research fellows from around the world working in the field of comparative animal law broadly understood.

Participants are invited to reflect on a variety of topics pertaining to comparative animal law such as:

  • histories of animals in law;
  • the constitutionalization of animal rights;
  • tensions between animal rights and local cultures;
  • interpretation and translation issues in animal law;
  • epistemological and methodological aspects of animal law research;
  • the economics and politics of animal law;
  • the transferability of legal rules related to animals;
  • conflicts between animal rights and human rights;
  • intersections between animal law and environmental law;
  • the inadequacies of regional and international animal rights protection regimes;
  • the challenges of global animal law;
  • the future of comparative animal law.

This list is not exhaustive, and other topics regarding comparative animal law are also welcome.