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Jessica Eisen Graduate Scholar

Jessica Eisen is Assistant Professor at the University of Alberta Faculty of Law, and was a graduate fellow of the Animal Law & Policy Program from 2015-2017. She gained her her SJD from Harvard Law School in 2019. Her dissertation focused on law and social change in the area of animal agriculture, and her fields of study include Animal Law (supervised by Prof. Kristen Stilt); Comparative Constitutional Law (supervised by Prof. Vicki Jackson); Feminist Legal Theory (supervised by Prof. Catharine MacKinnon); and Law and Social Movements (supervised by Dean Martha Minow).  Jessica has previously studied at Barnard College (BA, Political Science and Human Rights Studies); The University of Toronto Faculty of Law (JD); and Osgoode Hall Law School (LLM).

Her scholarship has been published in The Journal of Law and EqualityAnimal Law ReviewThe Canadian Journal of Poverty Law, and Transnational Legal Theory. She is a member of the Ontario Bar, and has practiced in the areas of human rights, labor and employment, and constitutional law.  Jessica has served on the Board of Directors of the Toronto Vegetarian Association (2008-2011), and has been an active member of the Student Animal Legal Defense Fund chapters at both the University of Toronto Faculty of Law (2007/2008) and Harvard Law School (2013-2019).