News & Press
September
 
14
, 
2020

Paw and Order #62: Animal Cruelty Cover-Up Laws Continue to Spread

In this episode, co-hosts Camille Labchuk and Jessica Scott-Reid discuss the Canadian Animal Law Conference, including the Brooks Institute's involvement in the Scholars Track and the Brooks Animal Law Digest . In the news, Camille and Jessica discuss a new survey revealing that most Canadians…
September
 
1
, 
2020

2020-2021 Emerging Scholar Fellowship Recipients

Congratulations to our inaugural cohort for the Brooks Institute Emerging Scholar Fellowship! Information about the 2020-2021 fellows and other Brooks Institute fellowship opportunities can be found here . Elizabeth MeLampy , Harvard Law School Mary Offutt-Reagin , Georgetown University Law Center…
May
 
26
, 
2020

Justin Marceau in conversation with Steven M. Wise

NhRP President Steven M. Wise talked to Justin Marceau, a Professor of Law at the University of Denver’s Sturm College of Law, about the importance of advocating for nonhuman animals within a social justice framework. Justin has submitted amicus briefs in support of writs of habeas corpus for our…
May
 
15
, 
2020

Announcing the Scholars Track at the Canadian Animal Law Conference 2020

The Canadian Animal Law Conference is pleased to announce that the upcoming September 11-13, 2020 Conference will feature a Scholars Track of presentations, thanks to the sponsorship of the Brooks Institute for Animal Rights Law & Policy. The Scholars Track is an opportunity for presenters and…
April
 
27
, 
2020

Endowed Scholar Announced for Animal Law and Policy

Lewis & Clark Law School is pleased to announce that Professor Pamela Frasch, Associate Dean and founder of the Center for Animal Law Studies (CALS), has been named as a Brooks McCormick Jr. Scholar of Animal Law and Policy.
April
 
7
, 
2020

First Possession with Angela Fernandez via The Animal Turn

In this episode Claudia talks to Angela Fernandez about the legal concept of ‘First Possession’ also delving into the significance of historical research in considering animals and the law. Angela Fernandez is the is the representative member for the University of Toronto in the Brooks Animal…
April
 
2
, 
2020

Personhood with Maneesha Deckha via The Animal Turn

In this episode Maneesha Deckha explains the legal concept of personhood, why animal advocates are trying to include animals within the category and the potential of a different concept, ‘Legal Beingness’, to side-step some of the challenges of Personhood as a concept. Maneesha Deckha is the…
February
 
21
, 
2020

The legal case against anthropocentrism

Canada’s agriculture sector raises over 700 million animals for human consumption every year, and a growing body of legal scholarship is examining a dissonance that sits at the heart of those practices.
February
 
21
, 
2020

Paw and Order #49: Beyond Cages with Professor Justin Marceau

In this episode, Peter sits down with Professor Justin Marceau of the Sturm College of Law at the University of Denver. The two discuss Professor Marceau’s recent book Beyond Cages, which critiques the US animal rights movement’s historical emphasis on cruelty prosecutions and punishment, and questions the moral implications of promoting human incarceration while seeking animal liberation.
August
 
5
, 
2019

Animal Law and Policy Clinic launches at Harvard Law School

Harvard Law School today announced the launch of the new Animal Law & Policy Clinic. The Animal Law & Policy Clinic will provide students with direct hands-on experience in litigation, legislation, administrative practice, and policymaking, both in the U.S. and internationally.