Program News


10/27/17: Watch video of ALPP’s panel on The Death of Factory Farming at October’s HLS in the World bicentennial event.



Jonathan Lovvorn portrait



9/15/17: Read Harvard Law Today‘s article on the appointment of Jonathan Lovvorn as the Harvard Animal Law & Policy Program’s first Policy Director.





9/19/17:  Come join us for the inaugural Animal Law & Policy Program Open House.  Great chance to meet our team of Faculty, Staff & Fellows and learn about all we have planned for the upcoming academic year.





6/2/17:  NPR mentions the Harvard Animal Law & Policy Program in this report about Connecticut becoming the first state to provide animals with court-appointed advocates in abuse and cruelty cases.

National Public Radio :
In A First, Connecticut’s Animals Get Advocates In The Courtroom


Harvard Gazette –– Winslow Farm Sanctuary11/2/16:  The Harvard Animal Law & Policy Program is featured in the Harvard Gazette. The article discusses the work of the Program and highlights a generous new gift from Charles Thomas.  It also includes a supportive quote from Harvard Law School Dean Martha Minow specifically addressing farmed animal welfare, as well as one from Harvard University President Drew Faust underscoring the importance of our work on improving animal welfare.

Harvard Gazette :
Putting His Money Where His Mouth Is:  Animal-welfare advocate finds partner in growing Law School program

awaat50-poster-sample-1-v4-font-changes-wo-register8/24/16: Registration Opens for the Conference on The Animal Welfare Act at Fifty

The federal Animal Welfare Act (AWA) was signed into law by President Lyndon Johnson in 1966. The most comprehensive federal animal protection law, the AWA regulates more than one million animals at more than 15,000 locations across the United States. To mark the fiftieth anniversary of the Act, this conference will convene scholars, government officials, representatives from non-governmental organizations, and others to assess the first fifty years of the AWA and consider recommendations for the future. Click here for more details.

Space is limited, so please make sure to register early to ensure your spot!

Alice Lee HLT

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