Sarah Baeckler is executive director of Chimpanzee Sanctuary Northwest, which provides sanctuary for chimpanzees discarded from the entertainment and biomedical testing industries.
Patrick Brown, MD is a professor of biochemistry at Howard Hughes Medical Institute/Stanford University. Most recently, he is turning his attention to developing practical, constructive strategies for eradicating animal farming.
Taimie Bryant teaches Property, Nonprofit Organizations, and Animals and the Law at UCLA. Since 1995, she has taught classes in animal law, and, in 1998, she was the lead drafter of California state legislation to shift animal sheltering from killing to saving lives.
Dana Campbell is a long-time attorney for the Criminal Justice Program of the Animal Legal Defense Fund. She also teaches Animal Law as an adjunct professor at Cornell Law School in Ithaca, New York.
Maneesha Deckha joined the University of Victoria Faculty of Law in Victoria, Canada, as an Assistant Professor in 2002 after completing her graduate thesis on gender and cultural equality at Columbia Law School.
Carter Dillard is currently Of Counsel to HSUS, a Research Fellow for the Optimum Population Trust, and he also holds a position on the faculty of Loyola University New Orleans, College of Law, as a Westerfield Fellow.
Pamela Frasch is the assistant dean of the animal law program and executive director of the Center for Animal Law Studies (CALS) at Lewis & Clark Law School in Portland, Oregon.
Dr. Sebastien Gay is a private consultant and currently teaches in the Economics Department at the University of Chicago and launched the Program on Companion Animal Capital in 2008.
Before joining the Boalt faculty in 1988, Angela Harris served as a law clerk to Judge Joel M. Flaum of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit, and as an attorney in the San Francisco office of Morrison & Foerster.
Pamela D. Hart is director of the Animal Law Program at the Animal Legal Defense Fund. Additionally, Ms. Alexander is an adjunct professor teaching Animal Law at the University of Chicago Law School.
Scott has been a prosecutor for seventeen years, serving the last eight years as the elected district attorney in Benton County, Oregon. Scott recently joined the Animal Legal Defense Fund, serving as the senior staff attorney in ALDF's Criminal Justice Program.
Kathy Hessler is a clinical professor of law and director of the only animal law clinic in the country. She is the first faculty member hired to teach animal law full time in a law school.
Dean Klonoff's areas of expertise include class action litigation, civil procedure, and appellate litigation. He is the senior author of a leading casebook on class actions, published by Thomson West, and the author of the Thomson West Nutshell on class actions.
Matthew Liebman is a staff attorney at the Animal Legal Defense Fund, where he works in the civil litigation program. Matthew is the co-author, with Bruce Wagman and Michelle Maloney, of a forthcoming book on international and comparative animal law.
Tom Linney works with ALDF's Animal Law Program and is a graduate of the University of Texas School of Law where he helped establish the school's first Student Animal Legal Defense Fund chapter.
Paul Locke, an environmental health scientist and attorney, is an associate professor at the Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health in the Department of Environmental Health Sciences, Division of Toxicology.
Melinda D. Merck, D.V.M., is senior director of Veterinary Forensic Sciences for the ASPCA. She is part of a team of forensic experts that have launched the Veterinary Forensics Program at University of Florida.
Bruce Myers is a senior attorney with the Washington-based Environmental Law Institute. He has worked on a wide range of environmental issues in the United States and abroad.
Dr. Bailey Norwood is an associate professor of agricultural economics at Oklahoma University, where he began in 2003. He received his Ph.D. in Economics from North Carolina State University in 2001.
Stephan K. Otto is an attorney and director of legislative affairs for the Animal Legal Defense Fund. He is also an adjunct professor of law at Lewis & Clark Law School where he teaches an animal law legislation clinic.
Nicole is the student liaison for ALDF’s Animal Law Program. In this capacity, she works with law students who are interested in advancing ALDF’s mission, including members of over 145 Student Animal Legal Defense Fund chapters.
Stephen Payne is a software developer and computer forensic examiner. He has developed, commercially published and distributed 20 tools for the use in the field of Computer Forensics.
Daniel Press, who heads the Van Ness Feldman Native American practice group, has been engaged in the practice of Indian law since 1968. Mr. Press has been at the cutting edge of many key issues in Indian law and economic development.
Adam Roberts is the executive vice president of Born Free USA. He co-founded the organization to bring the UK-based Born Free Foundation's message of compassionate conservation to the American public.
Educated at Trinity College Cambridge, Peter Stevenson is a qualified lawyer. He is the Chief Policy Advisor of Compassion in World Farming. In 2004 Peter was the joint recipient of the RSPCA Lord Erskine Award.
As one of the visionaries who co-founded the Animal Legal Defense Fund over three decades ago, California attorney Joyce Tischler has helped shape the emerging field of animal law.
Bruce Wagman is a partner in the San Francisco office of Schiff Hardin, with an almost exclusive focus on a wide range of animal law cases, as well as education and consultation in the field.
Paul Waldau is a scholar working at the intersection of animals studies, ethics, religion, law and cultural studies. He is currently the Barker Lecture in Animal Law at Harvard Law School and President of the Religion and Animals Institute.
Stephen Wells is executive director and chief executive officer of the Animal Legal Defense Fund. Prior to becoming its CEO in January 2006, Stephen served as the director of ALDF’s successful Animal Law Program.
Steven M. Wise, author of Rattling the Cage, Drawing the Line, Though the Heavens May Fall, and An American Trilogy: Death, Slavery, and Dominion on the Banks of the Cape Fear River is the founder and president of the Center for the Expansion of Fundamental Rights.
David Wolfson is a partner in the Global Corporate Group at Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy LLP. He currently teaches animal law as a lecturer-in-law at Columbia Law School and an adjunct professor at NYU Law School.