Andy Stawasz is a graduate of Harvard Law School. As a 3L he served as Co-President of the Animal Law Society and President of Harvard Law School Effective Altruism. Prior to law school, Andy studied Industrial and Labor Relations at Cornell University and worked for about three years as a Research Associate at Data for Decisions near Boston.
Andy’s interest in animals started early, as he grew up around many dogs. After an undergraduate philosophy class exposed him to Singerian philosophy, he began more concerted efforts to support animals. In Summer 2019, Andy was an intern for Compassion Over Killing (now Animal Outlook) in Washington, D.C. He worked in January 2020 with Jay Shooster of Richman Law Group in New York City on consumer-protection actions to benefit animals. During Summer 2020, he worked with the Humane Society of the United States’ litigation team remotely. He was selected to join the inaugural cohort of Brooks Institute Emerging Scholar Fellows, a program for aspiring animal law scholars, during the 2020–2021 academic year.
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