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Center for Animal Law Studies

Lyudmila Shegay

  • Lyudmila Shegay
    Nina Johnson

Lyudmila is a recipient of our International Animal Advocates LLM Scholarship and our first student from Kazakhstan. She obtained her LLB degree at KIMEP University in Kazakhstan. During her studies she came across reading materials and cases regarding animals on the courses of Civil Law, Land Law, Family Law, and etc., which strengthened her interest in animal protection. She was inspired to study animal law by her former professor whom she met at KIMEP University.

Lyudmila has experience working in law firms in Kazakhstan. She also worked at the Investigative Management Department of the Committee of National Security. The treatment of animals and weak legislation in Kazakhstan regarding animals led her to the path of animal law. Her primary interests in this field include legal personhood for animals and the forensic examination of animals. 

“Seeing animals and sick children is the only thing that makes me feel distress because both of them are not able to protect themselves, and we are here to speak for them.”