An interview with…

This section features interviews with prominent lawyers and academics working in different fields of animal welfare law.

Steven WiseSteven Wise is president of the Nonhuman Rights Project and author of four books including ‘Rattling the Cage – Toward Legal Rights for Animals’. He has practiced animal protection law for more than thirty years throughout the U.S.
Paula SparksPaula Sparks is a founding member of ALAW. She is a Barrister specialising in clinical negligence and personal injury litigation, and is a regular lecturer on human rights related aspects of medical law and inquests.
Antoine GoetschelAntoine Goetschel is an Animal Welfare Lawyer based in Switzerland, and works as a consultant on animal welfare law around the world. He has written many books on the subject, including ‘The Animal in the Law – 99 Aspects of Hu­man-Animal Relationship’.
Joan SchaffnerProfessor Joan Schaffner is an Associate Professor of Law at the George Washington University Law School. She is the author of ‘Introduction to Animals and the Law’ and is a volunteer and foster for the Washington Humane Society.
Darren CalleyDr Darren Calley studied, and is now a lecturer at, the University of Essex. He has a keen interest in animal welfare law, which he teaches as part of the Environmental Law and Public International Law undergraduate modules.
David ThomasDavid Thomas has for many years been legal consultant to several animal protection and human rights NGOs and has acted in numerous test cases both in the UK and Europe. He is a consultant to Bindmans LLP and a former chair of the RSPCA.
Gwendolen Morgan Gwendolen Morgan studied at Trinity College Dublin, completed her LPC at City Law School, and currently works at Bindmans LLP in the Public Law and Human Rights department, where a substantial part of her practice deals with animal rights.
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