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Rajesh K. Reddy

Director, Animal Law LLM Program

Dr. Rajesh K. Reddy directs the Animal Law LLM program at the Center for Animal Law Studies at Lewis & Clark Law School. The courses he currently teaches include: International Animal Law; Animal Legal Philosophy; Introduction to U.S. Animal Legal Studies; and the Animal Law LLM Seminars each fall and spring. Dr. Reddy also serves on the tri-campus Committee on Equity and Inclusion, the law campus’s Diversity Committee, the International Law Committee, and as a Sexual Assault Response Advocate. Outside of Lewis & Clark, Dr. Reddy chairs the International Subcommittee of the Animal Law Section of the American Bar Association, sits on the Executive Committee for the Animal Law Section of the Oregon State Bar, and serves as a board member for Minding Animals International, Humane Voters Oregon, and the diversity, equity and inclusion nonprofit Encompass.

Prior to joining the Center for Animal Law Studies, Dr. Reddy earned his JD from Lewis & Clark Law School and his PhD from the University of Georgia, where his dissertation scrutinized the representation of human and nonhuman animals in postcolonial literature and rights discourse. He has also served as Co-Editor in Chief of the Animal Law Review and Co-Director of the Animal Legal Defense Fund Student Chapter at Lewis & Clark. He has advanced human and nonhuman animal rights as part of his work for several nonprofits, including the Animal Legal Defense Fund’s Criminal Justice Program and the Human Rights Law Network in New Delhi, India. Prior to pursuing his legal career, Dr. Reddy served as an Associate Instructor at Indiana University and as a Writer-in-Residence at Interlochen Center for the Arts.

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Academic Credentials

  • PhD, 2017, University of Georgia
  • JD, 2017, Lewis & Clark Law School
  • MA, 2009, Indiana University
  • MFA, 2009, Indiana University
  • BA, 2005, The University of Texas
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Rajesh Reddy’s office is located in room 218 of Wood Hall.


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Rajesh K. Reddy Director, Animal Law LLM Program

Center for Animal Law Studies Lewis & Clark Law School 10015 S.W. Terwilliger Boulevard MSC 51 Portland OR 97219 USA