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Animal Law

  • Chris Green and Kristen Stilt in courtroom with a white retriever dog

    Focusing on law and the treatment of animals

    March 10, 2016

    Harvard Magazine recently featured a story on the evolution of animal law in the United States, highlighting the new HLS Animal Law & Policy Program and faculty director Kristen Stilt. In February, to commemorate Animal Law Week, Harvard Law School hosted a series of animal law lunchtime talks, with topics ranging from Islamic law, direct democracy, and environmental law.

  • Kristen Stilt on the intersection of animals, law, and religion

    September 8, 2015

    During a recent conversation, Professor Kristen Stilt, co-director of the Islamic Legal Studies Program at Harvard Law School, spoke about the connection between animal law and Islamic law, and the impact of animal law on both animals and people.