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Joan Schaffner


The George Washington University Law School

Joan Schaffner is a professor at The George Washington University Law School. Ze teaches Civil Procedure and Legislation and Regulation and is the faculty advisor to Lambda Law and the GW Student Animal Legal Defense Fund and Animal Welfare Project. Joan’s scholarship focuses on animal protection law. Ze is the author of Introduction to Animals and the Law, several book chapters, and journal articles. Joan is Past co-chair of the American Bar Association (ABA) International Animal Law Committee; Past Chair and Newsletter Vice-Chair of the ABA Animal Law Committee; Founding Chair of the American Association of Law Schools (AALS) Section on Animal Law; and Fellow, Oxford Centre for Animal Ethics. Joan has received the ABA TIPS Andrew C. Hecker Memorial Award, the AALS Excellence in Animal Law Award, and the ABA TIPS Excellence in the Advancement of Animal Law Award.

Website - Animal Law Program

Joan Schaffner
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