Where do you stand on justice? Where do you stand on justice beyond humans? Through a look at the writings of scientists and philosophers as well as the exploration of some case law, participants will explore the arguments and viewpoints regarding the rights (or lackthereof) of animals. Also, to provide a framework for discussion, an overview on how animals have been viewed throughout Western history and how they are regarded under contemporary American law will be presented.
Associate Professor of Political Science and Jurisprudence at Montclair State University
Ian Drake is an Associate Professor of Political Science and Jurisprudence at Montclair State University. He obtained his Ph.D. in American History from the University of Maryland in 2010. His teaching interests include the American judiciary and legal system, the U.S. Supreme Court and constitutional history, and the history and contemporary study of law and society. Prior to earning my Ph.D. in history, he practiced insurance and tort law.