November 13, 2023 Thirty Law Professors Warn Congress of Harms of EATS Act

For immediate release: November 13, 2023

September 18, 2023 “The class gave me hope and optimism… about how we can collectively seek justice for animals, which I translated into ideas for my design proposal.”

Rebecca Shen was one of several cross-registrants who took Professor Kristen Stilt's animal law class this past spring. The class helped inform her Master's thesis project design, which is to turn feedlots in California into cow sanctuaries. Here, she shares more about her motivations for her work and for taking the class.

Nirva Kapasi Patel strokes a black and white cow at Farm Sanctuary

September 08, 2023 Nirva Kapasi Patel Named Executive Director of ALPP

Harvard Law School’s Brooks McCormick Jr. Animal Law & Policy Program Announces Nirva Kapasi Patel as its New Executive Director. Nirva brings decades of experience inspiring positive change for animals as an animal rights campaigner, non-profit board member, and executive producer of documentaries such as Meat Me Halfway, The End of Medicine, and The Game Changers.

Direct Action Everywhere mass open rescus

August 31, 2023 , Harvard Law Professor Submits Brief Declaring Necessity Defense Applies to the Rescue of Animals 

Professor and Faculty Director of the Brooks McCormick Jr. Animal Law & Policy Program at Harvard Law School submits a brief in support of defendants charged with felonies for rescuing animals at California egg producer.

Two mink look down from their cage

July 06, 2023 Zoonotic Disease Threats in the U.S. Uncovered in Comprehensive New Report

Animal industries in the United States pose serious risk of future pandemics and the U.S. government lacks a comprehensive strategy to address these threats, concludes a new study by Researchers at Harvard Law School and New York University.

May 21, 2023 ALPP Faculty Director Gives Guest Lecture to Greek MA Students

Professor Kristen Stilt gives guest lecture to Greek students studying Animal Welfare, Ethics and the Law