Animal Law Clinic Opens At Harvard Law School

by | August 6, 2019

Harvard Law School has opened a clinic focused on animal litigation, legislation, administration, and policymaking.

The clinic — officially announced August 5 — will provide hands-on experience for students, free legal aid, and will work domestically and internationally in the field of animal litigation and policy.

According to Dr Kristen Stilt, the Faculty Director of the Animal Law and Policy Program, the clinic will “benefit the animal protection movement, and provide an internationally renowned platform for educating the broader public about the many pressing issues involving animal law and policy.”

The new Harvard Law School Clinic will work on animal laws and policy
The new clinic will focus on animal law and policy

Animal Litigation Leaders

The Animal Law and Policy Clinic will be lead by Katherine Meyer as Visiting Assistant Clinical Professor, and Nicole Negowetti as a Clinical Instructor. Meyer is a co-founder of the public interest firm Meyer Glitzenstein & Eubanks, which has been praised as the most effective public interest firm in Washington, DC.

Meyer herself has been instrumental in ending practices such as the Hegins, PA pigeon shoot — a practice which involved mass killings of the animals — and was a lead attorney on the animal cruelty case against the Ringling Bros. Circus, which closed for good in 2017.

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