Julie Palais

Online MSL Candidate ’23

After retiring from the National Science Foundation (NSF) at the end of 2016, Julie began her “encore career” in animal welfare. She completed a Post-Graduate Certificate in International Animal Welfare Ethics and Law (IAWEL) from the University of Edinburgh (2017) and a Master’s of Science (MS) in Anthrozoology (2019) at Canisius College in Buffalo, New York.

Julie is particularly interested in the link between animal cruelty and human violence and is one of the first to examine data collected (since 2016) by the FBI on animal cruelty in the US. A list of some of her publications can be found here. Julie has also written a children’s book about an abused street dog entitled Sathi: The Street Dog from Kathmandu, Nepal.

Julie wants to develop her knowledge of all aspects of animal law, in order to help improve animal protection laws in Nepal and to bring the field of animal law into the curriculum in Nepali law schools. Finally, Julie is also interested in helping to advocate for the passage of the new international treaty, the Convention on Animal Protection.

For more about Julie’s background please look here.