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.
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.
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.
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.
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.