NYU will host “Animals as Legal Beings,” a webinar featuring University of Victoria Law Professor Maneesha Deckha discussing her proposed new legal category aimed at protecting animals, on Fri., Feb. 19.

Photo: Maneesha Deckha
The University of Victoria's Maneesha Deckha (image courtesy of Maneesha Deckha)

New York University will host “Animals as Legal Beings,” a webinar featuring University of Victoria Law Professor Maneesha Deckha discussing her proposed new legal category aimed at protecting animals, on Fri., Feb. 19, 1-2:30 p.m. EST.

Deckha, who recently authored Animals as Legal Beings: Contesting Anthropocentric Legal Orders (University of Toronto, 2021), calls for a reorientation of Canadian law and other western legal orders in ways that better shield animals from exploitation and to better align with their societal value.

Deckha, Lansdowne Chair in Law at the University of Victoria, will outline the legal concept put forth in her new book and discuss how contemporary legal systems can and should move toward justice for animals.

This event, sponsored by NYU Animal Studies and with the support of the Brooks Institute, is free and open to the public. To RSVP, please visit the event page. A Zoom link will be provided upon registration.

For more information, please call 212.992.7950 or email mr4909@nyu.edu.

Editor’s Note:
NYU Animal Studies, active since 2010 and housed in NYU’s Department of Environmental Studies, is a central gathering place for people who work on topics concerning nonhuman animals. Its students work with leading scholars in Animal Studies, Environmental Studies, and related fields; participate in intensive seminars, workshops, and conferences; and engage in a wide range of theoretical, practical, and creative pursuits upon graduation. For more, please visit its website.  

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