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Angela Fernandez


Faculty of Law, University of Toronto

Angela Fernandez is a Full Professor at the Faculty of Law, University of Toronto, where she is cross-appointed to the Department of History. She clerked for former Justice Michel Bastarache at the Supreme Court of Canada after completing her LL.B. (common law) and B.C.L. (civil law degree) at the Faculty of Law at McGill University. Her graduate degrees are from Queen’s University (an M.A. in philosophy) and Yale Law School, an LL.M. (Master’s in law) and a J.S.D. (Doctorate in law). In addition to teaching animal law, Professor Fernandez runs a Working Group on Animals in the Law & Humanities. She is a member of the Brooks Animal Studies Academic Network (BASAN), a collaborative research network with the Brooks Institute for Animal Rights, Law & Policy. In collaboration with Brooks, she supervises the production of the Brooks Animal Law Digest: Canada Edition and oversees the University of Toronto’s Animal Law Research Guide. From 2020-2023 she worked with Brooks and Animal Justice Canada to organize the North American Animal Law Conference and the Canadian Animal Law Conference. She sits on the Board of Advisors of Animal Justice, was the 2023 inaugural Vermont Law and Graduate School’s Distinguished Animal Law Scholar in the Animal Law & Policy Institute, and she has been a Fellow with the Oxford Centre for Animal Ethics since 2018.

Animal Law Focus Area

Angela Fernandez

U of T Animal Law



Angela Fernandez
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