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David Cassuto

David N. Cassuto is Professor of Law at Pace Law School, where he teaches in the fields of animal law, environmental law, and property. He serves on the board of the Animal Legal Defense Fund (ALDF) and is also the Class of 1946 Distinguished Visiting Professor of Environmental Law at Williams College and a Visiting Professor of Law at the Federal University of Bahia, Brazil. He holds a JD from the University of California, Berkeley, a PhD from Indiana University, and a BA from Wesleyan University. Prior to joining the Pace faculty, he practiced complex civil litigation, clerked on the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, and was a professor of American Literature.


He speaks and writes frequently on animal law & policy as well as many other topics within environmental law and environmental and cultural studies. In addition to several books and many articles on topics ranging from water as cultural signifier to climate change & factory farms, Professor Cassuto is also the founder and principle contributor to the Animal Blawg, a blog on animal law, ethics, and policy.