2023-2024 Emerging Scholars Fellows

Maggie Wang
Yale Law School

"I am interested in the use and regulation of animal bodies, especially in contexts of social and ecological uncertainty. My work engages evidence from medieval animal prosecutions, modern pharmaceutical research, and everything in between to ask how human legal systems conceive ofthe overlaps between human and non-human civilizations. I have an academic background in history, a creative background in poetry, and a longstanding fascination for the natural sciences. Thus, I am committed to employing empirical methods while challenging disciplinary, spatial,and temporal boundaries."

Amber Ward
Columbia Law School

"I aim to examine the impact of human attitudes on the treatment and perception of non-human animals across various contexts, as well as their translation into legal and policy frameworks. By exploring the methods used to assess and weigh animal and human interests, I hope to uncover the complexities and challenges inherent in this process, ultimately investigating the ways these interest assessments and general attitudes inform various approaches to animal protection. Furthermore, I am also interested in the intersection of free speech and speech regulation issues that affect consumer attitudes toward animals used for food and research."


Mentors of the Emerging Scholars Fellows

Angela Fernandez
Faculty of Law & Department of History
University of Toronto
Doug Kysar
Deputy Dean and Joseph M. Field ’55 Professor of Law
Yale University
Justin Marceau
Professor of Law and Animal Legal Defense Fund Professor
University of Denver Law School
Janice Nadler
Professor of Law
Northwestern University School of Law
Kristen Stilt
Faculty Director of the Animal Law & Policy Program
Harvard Law School