June 11, 2021

ABA Journal Features Animal Law Director in Work to Prevent Pandemics

As a “member who inspires,” Professor Rajesh Reddy was featured in the national American Bar Association Journal for his work to prevent zoonotic disease through international agreements to protect animals.

Dr. Rajesh K. Reddy, the Global Animal Law and Animal Law Advanced Degree Director at the Center for Animal Law Studies (CALS) at Lewis & Clark Law School, has been featured by the American Bar Association (ABA) in the ABA Journal in the “Members Who Inspire” section.

The feature provides an overview of how Dr. Reddy’s early interest in human rights work and treating others fairly led him to the field of animal law. He pursued his legal education at Lewis & Clark Law School due to the strong animal law program, and later joined the team at CALS. Dr. Reddy teaches courses on international animal law and animal legal philosophy, in addition to leading CALS’ one-of-a-kind Animal Law LLM Program and its Global Animal Law Program.

Most recently, Dr. Reddy volunteered to co-author an ABA resolution and report based on the idea that better and consistent treatment of animals can help prevent zoonotic diseases such as COVID-19. The ABA House of Delegates has adopted the Resolution, which calls for an international convention for the protection of animals.

Pamela Hart, Assistant Dean and Executive Director of CALS, says in the article that: “He is really marrying his passion with his profession, and every day he is making positive contributions to what I believe is one of the greatest social justice movements of our time.”

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The Center for Animal Law Studies (CALS) was founded in 2008 with a mission to educate the next generation of animal law attorneys and advance animal protection through the law. With vision and bold risk-taking, CALS has since developed into a world-renowned animal law epicenter, with the most comprehensive animal law curriculum offered anywhere. CALS offers the world’s first and only advanced legal degree in Animal Law, now available both in person or online. In addition, CALS is the only program that offers an advanced legal degree in animal law and three specialty Animal Law Clinics.