Friday, September 24, 2021


LEAP Welcomes New 2021–2022 Student Fellows

The Law, Ethics & Animals Program (LEAP) at Yale Law School welcomed its 2021–2022 cohort of LEAP Student Fellows last week for the Fellows program’s first in-person meeting in over a year. 

In addition to more than 20 returning fellows, the gathering served to inaugurate 15 new student fellows, who represent many of Yale University’s graduate and professional schools. This year’s class of student fellows includes students from Yale Law School, as well as Yale’s School of the Environment, School of Management, School of Public Health, the Jackson Institute for International Affairs, and the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences. 

The new cohort of fellows brings diverse and extensive experience in science, public policy, philosophy and ethics, and animal protection advocacy. Their interests include using law and policy to reduce animal suffering, defend biodiversity, and build more humane and sustainable food systems; the science of animal consciousness; soundscape ecology and conservation; the regulation of biotechnologies like CRISPR and the effects such technologies may have on animals and ecosystems; strategies for address emerging threats to marine mammals; and more.

READ: Biographies of the LEAP Student Fellows

The goal of the LEAP Student Fellows Program, which launched in 2019, is to support the academic and professional goals of exceptional Yale students interested in protecting animals and exploring the questions raised by humanity’s treatment of others creatures, to empower these students to do impactful work while at Yale, and to connect a robust community of students dedicated to protecting animals during their time at Yale.

Read more about the LEAP Student Fellows program.