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Steven Wise

Summer Faculty


The long-term “Nonhuman Rights Project” of the Center for the Expansion of Fundamental Rights, Inc., is preparing to file the first landmark cases that demand such basic common law rights as bodily integrity and bodily liberty for at least some nonhuman animals. Mr. Wise is the author of Rattling the Cage: Toward Legal Rights for Animals (2002), Drawing the Line: Science and the Case for Animal Rights (2002), Though the Heavens May Fall: The Landmark Trial That Led to the End of Human Slavery (2005), An American Trilogy: Death, Slavery, and Dominion along the Banks of the Cape Fear River (2009), and numerous law review articles. He has taught at the Harvard, University of Miami, Lewis and Clark, John Marshall, and St. Thomas law schools, regularly lectures around the world on animal rights jurisprudence, and has practiced animal protection law throughout the United States for 30 years.