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.

Peter Singer


Peter Singer AC is Ira W. DeCamp Professor of Bioethics in the University Center for Human Values at Princeton University, a position that he now combines with the position of Laureate Professor at the University of Melbourne.

He is the author of Animal Liberation, a book credited with triggering the modern animal rights movement. His other books include Practical EthicsThe Ethics of What We Eat (with Jim Mason), and most recently, The Most Good You Can Do. He also has edited In Defense of Animals and its successor, In Defense of Animals: The Second Wave.  Together with Paola Cavalieri, he cofounded The Great Ape Project, an attempt to gain basic rights for great apes, and co-edited an anthology, also called The Great Ape Project.

In 2014 the Gottlieb Duttweiler Institute ranked him third on its list of Global Thought Leaders, and Time has named him among the world’s 100 most influential people. In 2012 he was made a Companion to the Order of Australia.

Peter will present at Allens in Melbourne on Tuesday 5 May.