David S. Favre

Professor of Law & The Nancy Heathcote Professor of Property and Animal Law

Law College Building
648 N. Shaw Lane Rm 361
East Lansing, MI 48824-1300

Prior to joining the Law College faculty in 1976, Professor David Favre was a practicing attorney in Virginia.

He has taught as a Visiting Professor at the University of Auckland, New Zealand; Lewis & Clark School of Law; and University Atumous Barcelona, Law College.

He has written several articles and books dealing with animal issues including such topics as animal cruelty, animal rights, wildlife law, the property status of animals, and international control of trade in endangered species. He has presented to international audiences on these topics and hosted international academic conferences in the United States, Spain, and Hong Kong.

His books include Animal Law: Welfare, Interest, and Rights (3ed), Respecting Animal, The Future of Animal Law, and International Trade in Endangered Species. He is the creator and Editor-in-chief of the Animal Legal and Historical Web Center, (www.animallaw.info) which has been serving the public for twenty years.

He was a founding board member of the Animal Legal Defense Fund and of the ABA Committee on Animal Law; and was honored with the “Excellence in Animal Law” Award from the AALS Animal Law Section.

He served as interim dean of the Law College from 1993 to 1996 and dean from 1999 to 2000.

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J.D. College of William and Mary
B.A. University of Virginia