Brooks McCormick Jr., a lifelong animal lover, philanthropist, and founding benefactor of the Brooks Institute for Animal Rights Law and Policy, who passed away in 2015. Pictured with five of his companion animals.

November 10, 2021 $10 million endowment established for the Harvard Law School Animal Law & Policy Program

Harvard Law School today announced the establishment of a $10 million endowment for the Animal Law & Policy Program, thanks to a gift from the Brooks Institute for Animal Rights Law and Policy.

May 20, 2021 , So why did you love ‘My Octopus Teacher’?

The Harvard Gazette today shares highlights from a lively discussion on the surprising appeal of the Academy Award-winning documentary My Octopus Teacher, which was moderated by Animal Law & Policy Program Faculty Director Professor Kristen Stilt.

May 13, 2021 Animal Markets and Infectious Disease by Animal Law & Policy Program Research Fellow Ann Linder

The Lakshmi Mittal and Family South Asia Institute at Harvard University today published an article about the Animal Law & Policy Program's research into animal markets and infectious disease.

March 20, 2021 Rights of Nature, Rights of Animals

The fields of animal law and environmental law have an uneasy relationship. At a basic level, they are intertwined by the fundamental observation that animals, human and nonhuman, exist in the environment.

March 13, 2021 The Constitutional Court of Ecuador to decide if animals are things or if they have rights

Professor Kristen Stilt is working with the Nonhuman Rights Project on a joint amicus brief for which will explore what rights may be available to nonhuman animals in Ecuador.