About the Program

The HLS Animal Law & Policy Program is committed to analyzing and improving the treatment of animals by the legal system. The Program engages with academics, students, practitioners, and decision makers to foster discourse, facilitate scholarship, develop strategic solutions, and build innovative bridges between theory and practice in the rapidly evolving area of animal law and policy.

In 2019 we launched the Animal Law & Policy Clinic to provide students with direct hands-on experience in animal advocacy on behalf of both captive animals and wildlife, including litigation, legislation, administrative practice, and policymaking.

Some of the key partners we collaborate with across Harvard University and the broader academic and professional communities include:

• Harvard Food Law and Policy Clinic
• Food Law Lab at Harvard Law School
• Petrie-Flom Center for Health Law Policy, Biotechnology, and Bioethics
• American Bar Association’s TIPS Animal Law Committee
• Association of American Law Schools Section on Animal Law
• The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine