12:30PM | 12:45PM ET

Zoom | HLS WCC 1019; Pound 100

The 8th annual Harvard Animal Law Week will run from Tuesday, March 22 to Tuesday, March 29. The event is organized in collaboration with Harvard Law School's student Animal Law Society. All sessions will be broadcast by Zoom for members of the public, and several events can be attended in person by members of the Harvard community. A free plant-based lunch will be served at all in-person events. We hope that you will join us!

Event Overview

Tuesday March 22 – 12:30-1:30pm ET

“Animals as Legal Beings: Contesting Anthropocentric Legal Orders”
Maneesha Deckha, Professor and Lansdowne Chair in Law, University of Victoria



Wednesday March 23 – 12:30-1:30pm ET

“Lawyering for Farmed Animals”
Piper Hoffman HLS ’99, Senior Director of Litigation, Animal Outlook; Adjunct Professor of Animal Law, NYU School of Law



Kristin Stilt HeadshotThursday March 24 – 12:45-1:30pm ET

“Animal Personhood, Rights of Nature, and the Estrellita Constitutional Case in Ecuador”
Professor Kristen Stilt, HLS, Steven Wise, President Nonhuman Rights Project, Hugo Echeverría, Ecuadorian Environmental Lawyer, Macarena Montes Franceschini, Rights Research Fellow, Brooks McCormick Jr. Animal Law & Policy Program at HLS


Friday March 25 – 12:45-1:30pm ET

“Opportunities in the Plant-Based Economy”
Paresh Patel, co-founder, President, Chief Executive Officer and Director of the Natural Order Acquisition Company, and Max Bazerman, Jesse Isidor Straus Professor of Business Administration at Harvard Business School


Monday March 28 – 12:45-1:30pm ET

“An Alternative Career in Animal Protection Law & Policy”
David Wolfson, Executive Director & Corporate Group Partner, Milbank



Tuesday March 29 –12:30-1:30pm ET

“Animal Law & Policy Clinic – Information Session”

Katherine Meyer, Clinic Director, Animal Law & Policy Clinic, Harvard Law School



We hope you will join us for Harvard Law School’s 8th annual Animal Law Week!

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