Friday, January 21, 2022


 LEAP Invites Applications for 2022 Student Grant Program

The Law, Ethics & Animals Program (LEAP) at Yale Law School is accepting applications for grants for student-led research and projects through March 31.

Wednesday, January 19, 2022


Q&A: LEAP Grant Recipient Grace Cajski

A Q&A with Law, Ethics & Animals Program student grant recipient Grace Cajski YC ’24 about her experience reporting on an aquaculture restoration movement reviving ancient Hawai'ian fishponds.

Tuesday, November 16, 2021


The Cow-Shaped Hole in Biden’s Methane Plan — A Commentary by Viveca Morris

Viveca Morris is an Associate Research Scholar in Law and the Executive Director of the Law, Ethics & Animals Program at Yale Law School. 

Tuesday, November 16, 2021


Dead on Impact

Executive Director of the Law, Ethics & Animals Program Viveca Morris speaks with The New Journal about actions that can be taken to monitor and prevent bird-window collisions, which kill hundreds of millions of birds per year nationwide.

Tuesday, November 2, 2021


Students Named Fellows by the Brooks Institute for Animal Rights Law & Policy

A.J. Hudson LAW ’23 and Saylor Soinski ’23 were among the six Emerging Scholars Fellows announced by the Brooks Institute for Animal Rights Law and Policy.

Friday, October 29, 2021


Aryenish Birdie Discusses Anti-Racism in Animal Advocacy

The Law, Ethics & Animals Program (LEAP) hosted Aryenish Birdie, Founder and Executive Director of the nonprofit organization Encompass, for a discussion on inclusion and diversity in the animal rights movement.

Wednesday, October 20, 2021


Q&A: LEAP Student Fellow Robin Happel

LEAP Student Fellow Robin Happel talks about an article she co-authored on soundscape ecology.

Monday, October 18, 2021


Award-Winning Animal Advocate Daina Bray Joins Law, Ethics & Animals Program

Daina Bray, a leading animal protection attorney, joined Yale Law School’s Law, Ethics & Animals Program (LEAP) as a Senior Litigation Fellow and Project Manager for a new initiative within LEAP’s Climate, Animal, Food, and Environment Law & Policy Lab (CAFE Lab).

Monday, October 18, 2021


European Activists Want to Ban Fossil Fuel Ads. Why Can’t We Do That Here?

Joseph M. Field ’55 Professor of Law Faculty Co-director of the Law, Ethics and Animals Program Douglas Kysar explains why it is easier for U.S. authorities to regulate fossil fuel ads by placing stipulations on them rather than prohibiting them.

Monday, October 18, 2021


Could Property Law Help Achieve ‘Rights of Nature’ for Wild Animals?

Joseph M. Field ’55 Professor of Law Faculty Co-director of the Law, Ethics and Animals Program Professor Douglas Kysar summarizes the legal argument for granting property rights to wildlife to protect them from habitat destruction. 

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