Daina Bray

Clinical Lecturer in Law (spring term) and Senior Research Scholar in Law

J.D., Stanford Law School, 2004
B.A., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1998

Courses Taught
  • CAFE Lab
Daina Bray

Daina Bray is a Clinical Lecturer in Law and a Senior Research Scholar in Law at Yale Law School and a leading animal protection attorney. Since 2021, Bray has served as a Senior Litigation Fellow and Project Manager at the Law, Ethics, and Animals Program at Yale Law School, where she has overseen the Climate Change & Animal Agriculture Litigation Initiative. From 2014–2018, Bray was General Counsel at the International Fund for Animal Welfare. From 2019–2021, she served in the same capacity at Mercy For Animals, the world’s largest nonprofit organization dedicated to farm animal protection. At both organizations, Bray was responsible for matters of governance, litigation, and legal risk. She previously practiced law at White & Case LLP, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer US LLP, and Phelps Dunbar LLP. From 1998–1999, Bray completed a Fulbright Scholarship in affiliation with the University of the West Indies–Mona’s Institute for Sustainable Development and the Jamaica Environment Trust. She is a 2004 graduate of Stanford Law School, where she received Pro Bono distinction, and a 1998 graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where she was a Morehead Scholar and member of Phi Beta Kappa.