Institute of Animal Law of Asia is delighted to announce the guest lecture of Steven M. Wise, the founder and the president of the Nonhuman Rights Project, on May 1, 2021!

In this lecture, Steven Wise will discuss how and why he founded the Nonhuman Rights Project, what it means to be a legal "thing" with no rights instead of a legal "person" with fundamental rights, and the historic progress the NhRP has made since it filed its first nonhuman rights lawsuits in 2013.

Steven M. Wise began his mission to gain rights for nonhuman animals in 1985. Professor Wise taught the first class in “Animal Rights Law” at the Harvard Law School and has taught “Animal Rights Jurisprudence” at the Stanford Law School, as well as the University of Miami, St. Thomas, and John Marshall Law Schools, and is currently teaching “Animal Rights Jurisprudence” at the Lewis and Clark Law School and Vermont Law School.

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