Pamela D. Hart is director of the Animal Law Program at the Animal Legal Defense Fund (ALDF). In this capacity, she oversees programs dedicated to the development of animal law in academia and legal practice. These programs include supporting over one hundred Student Animal Legal Defense Fund chapters; managing ALDF’s extensive Attorney Volunteer Network; and partnering with firms and attorneys interested in developing animal law opportunities with ALDF. Additionally, Ms. Hart is an adjunct professor teaching Animal Law at the University of Chicago Law School. Prior to joining ALDF, Ms. Hart was in private practice and co-taught the first animal law course at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. While in law school, she cofounded Sheltering Animals of Abuse Victims (SAAV), a nonprofit animal protection organization dedicated to recognizing the role of animals in family violence. Ms. Hart is a frequent writer and speaker on animal law related issues, including testifying on a congressional panel regarding a federal Farm Animals Anti-Cruelty Act.