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.

JM Coetzee


John M Coetzee is a novelist, literary critic and a Voiceless Patron. He is a winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature, a two-time winner of the Booker Prize and winner of the Christina Stead Prize for Fiction in the 2010 NSW Premier’s Literary Awards.

Coetzee has two honours degrees from the University of Cape Town and a PhD in linguistics from the University of Texas, which he received whilst on the Fulbright Program in 1965. He has taught English literature at the State University of New York, Buffalo and the University of Cape Town where he was the Distinguished Professor of Literature between 1999 and 2001. He also holds ten honorary doctorates.

Coetzee is the author of numerous novels, fictional autobiographies and non-fiction publications and is a vocal advocate for the animal protection movement.

John will speak at the Adelaide University on Wednesday 13 May.