In this project we sought to better understand relationships between scientific and popular views regarding the agency, sentience, and cognition (ASC) of aquatic animals, and policies that protect these animals in the United States. For case studies we chose cetaceans, tunas, and octopuses.
Mathilde Cohen, a George Williamson Crawford Professor at the University of Connecticut School of Law, has been awarded the Brooks Institute Scholars Research Fellowship.
First-year law student Natalie Zisa has turned her passion for animal advocacy into national-level recognition for her legislative drafting and lobbying skills. Zisa pursued the National Animal Law Competition on her own and prevailed in the rigorous spring event.
The Brooks Institute for Animal Rights Law & Policy hosted the revival of the National Animal Law Competitions (NALC) on March 18-19, 2023, in partnership with Harvard Law School, Lewis & Clark Law School, and Vermont Law & Graduate School.
Congratulations to Brooks Institute Scholars Research Fellowship recipient, S. Marek Muller!
Two Yale Law School students, Emma Findlen LeBlanc ’24 and Thomas Poston ’24, are the 2022-2023 Emerging Scholars Fellows with the Brooks Institute for Animal Rights Law and Policy.
The Brooks Institute is relaunching the National Animal Law Competitions (NALC) with support from the animal law programs at Harvard, Lewis & Clark, the University of Denver, the University of San Francisco, Vermont, and Yale. The Competitions will be held in March 2023.
Lori Gruen, a William Griffin Professor of Philosophy at Wesleyan University, has been awarded the Brooks Institute Scholars Research Fellowship.