Alicia teaches Animal Law at Brooklyn Law School, as an adjunct professor of law. Alicia also serves as vice chair of the board of The Humane League. Alicia graduated from Harvard Law School in 2015, where she served as the President of the Student Animal Legal Defense Fund and founded the university-wide Harvard Vegan Society. After law school, Alicia worked as a corporate litigator at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom and founded The Land and Sea Institute. Alicia has also served as a fellow at Harvard Law School’s Brooks McCormick Jr. Animal Law & Policy Program and at the Stray Dog Institute.
Sami spent his career working for Morgan Stanley in various public equity roles, before deciding to leave the industry to focus on animal welfare. He currently serves as the CEO of the Voltaire Foundation of North America, an animal welfare charity, as well as the CEO and co-founder of Pythag Technologies, a cultivated meat focused company. Furthermore he serves as an advisor to VegTech Invest, the world’s first plant based ETF and Nanobionic, a technology company focusing on materials.
Stephanie is a software engineer with 9 years of experience at both early-stage startups and large tech companies, such as Apple and Workday. Stephanie is passionate about animal advocacy and keen to connect her career experience to make a difference for animals. In her spare time, Stephanie enjoys traveling, backpacking, and trying new vegan restaurants.
Nikita is an advocate for human and animal rights. She received a B.A. from Duke University and J.D. from Berkeley Law where she founded the Animal Law and Advocacy Project, Berkeley’s first legal clinic dedicated to animal law, and served as president of Animal Law Society. Nikita is a member of the Animal Legal Defense Fund Pro Bono Network, the Foie Gras Coalition, and serves on the advisory committee for Animal Partisan. She has received several awards for her pro bono service.
WHY LEGAL IMPACT FOR CHICKENS?
Companies don’t follow laws that aren’t enforced. And prosecutors rarely enforce cruelty laws on factory farms, even when animal protection groups urge them to.
As a result, while several state cruelty laws technically cover farms, factory farms ignore them. Investigations in such states show rampant, unlawful neglect and abuse. Similarly, the animal movement’s effort to pass confinement bans may be wasted if those new bans aren’t enforced.
Strategic civil litigation offers a solution. Several little-known legal doctrines let plaintiffs sue in civil court for violation of a criminal law. Legal Impact for Chickens systematically develops and refines those doctrines to fight factory-farm cruelty.
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