Animal Matter Series
Farmed Animal Welfare: Changing Laws, Changing Public Perceptions and the Massachusetts Ballot Initiative
Part of the Animal Matters Seminar Series from the Center for Animals and Public Policy
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Speaker: David J. Wolfson, J.D.
Adjunct Professor, New York University School of Law
Partner, Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy
David J. Wolfson is a partner in the Global Corporate Department of Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy LLP, and an adjunct professor at the New York University School of Law where he teaches a seminar in Animal Law, and NYU where he teaches animal protection and public policy to undergraduates as part of the Animal Studies Initiative at NYU. He has also taught animal law at Harvard Law School and Columbia Law School, and will be teaching a Farmed Animal Law class at Harvard Law School in the Fall of 2016. He is a graduate of Columbia School of Law where he was a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar. He is the author of a number of articles on animal law, with a focus on farmed animal issues, and was involved in ballot initiatives on farmed animal issues in Florida, Arizona and California. He currently represents The Humane Society of the United States, Compassion in World Farming and Mercy For Animals, among other public interest organizations.
Made possible by the generous support of: Elizabeth A. Lawrence Endowed Fund
MS in Animals and Public Policy
The MS in Animals and Public Policy (MAPP) is an intensive, 12-to-16-month graduate degree program that focuses on human-animal relationships and their implications for policy and community action.
Center for Animals and Public Policy
The mission of the Tufts Center for Animals and Public Policy (CAPP) is to conduct and encourage scholarly evaluation and understanding of the complex societal issues and public policy dimensions of the changing role and impact of animals in society. Work conducted by the Center is based on the tenets that animal well-being matters, that animal and human well-being are linked, and that both are enhanced through improved understanding of human-animal relationships.