The 2015 Animal Law Lecture Series is an opportunity to hear from leaders in animal law and policy from across the country. Our speakers will share their knowledge of the philosophy of property law, habeas corpus and the prospects for reform in the way nonhuman animals are treated in Australia and overseas.

Alex Bruce


Dr Alex Bruce is an Associate Professor with the Australian National University where he teaches Animal Law, Competition and Consumer Law and Comparative Theology. He has a PhD in Law and is completing a PhD in Comparative Theology exploring the spiritual paths to perfection in Christianity and Buddhism. Alex is a Fellow of the Oxford Centre for Animal Ethics and a Buddhist monk ordained into the Tibetan tradition of His Holiness the Dalai Lama.

Alex will present at the Australian National University in Canberra on Wednesday 6 May examining the prospects for recognising animals as legal persons and the ethical and legal issues associated with establishing nonhuman rights.