In May 2019, the Brooks Institute convened and hosted the first “Animal Legal and Policy Studies Summit.” The three-day event brought together scholars and academics from a wide array of discipline
In February 2020, the Brooks Institute hosted its inaugural Brooks Congress. Kate Barnekow (J.D. 2019 Harvard Law School) is a Clinical Fellow at Harvard Law School’s Animal Law and Policy Clinic.
This paper focuses on estate planning for non-human living creatures, particularly domestic or pet animals, that are considered property or things under the law while human clients view non-human a