Recent News

9/16/16: The Harvard Animal Law & Policy Program and the Islamic Legal Studies Program: Law and Social Change, with Harvard’s South Asia Institute (SAI), seeks a Research Assistant to research laws, policies, media reports, and empirical data related to farming and other agricultural practices in South Asia and, depending on interest and expertise, potentially also the Middle East and Asia.

Harvard undergraduate, graduate, and law students interested in environmental studies, animal welfare, religious studies, as well as culture, economics, and public policy are encouraged to apply.

For additional information and to apply :
Research Assistant for Animal Law in South Asia

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5/20/16:  Graduating LL.M. student Alice Lee profiled in Harvard Law Today, discussing her decision to study Animal Law at Harvard: “After two years practicing corporate law in Taiwan following her undergraduate dual degrees in law and biology, she decided that it was time to finally pursue her dream: work to protect animals and the environment. Through her LL.M. paper, Lee is hoping to further the protection of animals—in particular, the Indo-Pacific humpbacked dolphin.”

Harvard Law Today :
From Practicing Corporate Law to Making the Case for Dolphins: Alice Lee’s Journey

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3/10/16:  Harvard’s Animal Law Week is celebrated in Harvard Law Today, with the Animal Law & Policy Program further showcased on the front page of the Harvard Law School website.


Harvard Law Today :
Focusing on Law and the Treatment of Animals

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2/19/16:  The Harvard Animal Law & Policy Program is featured in the latest March / April issue of Harvard Magazine. The article provides an in-depth look at the broader field of Animal Law, highlighting the Program we are building here at Harvard Law School.

Harvard Magazine :
Are Animals “Things?” The law evolves

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9/8/15:  Harvard Law Today published the following interview with Professor Kristen Stilt, Faculty Director of the Animal Law & Policy Program, in which she discusses future plans for the Program and how its work relates to her own scholarship.


Harvard Law Today :
Kristen Stilt on the Intersection of Animals, Law, and Religion