A dozen fellows sit around a table at a workshop


Academic Workshop Series

Every other week each academic year more than a dozen participants meet for afternoon sessions of our Animal Law & Policy Workshop Series to review and critique drafts of each other’s scholarship in progress. In addition to the Program’s faculty, staff, visiting affiliates, HLS SJD and LLM students, and Harvard University graduate students, we also welcomed the JD Student Board of the Harvard Animal Law Society to experience this intellectually rigorous atmosphere, along with others from outside the immediate Harvard community.

View Our 2019-2020 Academic Year Animal Law & Policy Workshop Series.

View Our 2018-2019 Academic Year Animal Law & Policy Workshop Series.


Hosted Workshops & Roundtables

To address animal protection-related matters that historically have not been adequately discussed, or to bring together parties on neutral territory who could benefit from confidential dialogue, the Program has hosted several, closed-door policy roundtables.  These events convene experts and stakeholders from law, academia, science, government, industry, and advocacy to privately assess the issues, identify potential challenges and opportunities, and recommend strategic paths forward.

Egyptian Humane Education Workshop, June 12-13, 2019

Clean Meat Regulatory Roundtable, August 8-10, 2018

Animal Law and Criminal Punishment Book Manuscript Workshop, February 23, 2018

Animal Agriculture from the Middle East to Asia Workshop, May 11-12, 2017

The Animal Welfare Act at Fifty Workshop, December 1, 2016

Animals, Law, and Religion Workshop, May 20-21, 2016

Animals in Comparative Constitutional Law Workshop, February 18-19, 2016