LEAP Student Fellow Maggie Wang ’25 Named Emerging Scholar Fellow by Brooks Institute

The Law, Ethics & Animals Program at Yale Law School (LEAP) congratulates Yale Law School student and LEAP Student Fellow Maggie Wang ’25 on being named one of the 2023-2024 Emerging Scholar Fellows with the Brooks Institute for Animal Rights Law and Policy. The Brooks Institute’s Emerging Scholars fellowship program supports students who intend to pursue a career in law teaching and who intend to make animal law a significant component of their teaching and research by providing them with mentorship and support in their second or third years of law school.

Wang is a current 2L interested in the use and regulation of animal bodies, especially in contexts of social and ecological uncertainty. Her work engages a wide range of evidence —from medieval animal prosecutions to modern pharmaceutical research, and everything in between — to ask how human legal systems conceive of the overlaps between human and non-human civilizations. With an academic background in history, a creative background in poetry, and a longstanding fascination for the natural sciences, she is committed to employing empirical methods while challenging disciplinary, spatial, and temporal boundaries.

“I am thrilled to be selected as a Brooks Institute Emerging Scholars Fellow for the 2023-24 academic year, and I look forward to developing my research and career interests through this unique opportunity,” Wang said.