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Harvard Graduate and Princeton Native Wins Prestigious Animal Law Award – Shaw Local

Chris Green, a 1985 graduate of Princeton High School, a 1990 graduate of the University of Illinois, and a 2004 graduate of Harvard Law School, received the American Bar Association’s Excellence in the Advancement of Animal Law Award .

The award recognizes the outstanding work of an Animal Rights Committee member who, through commitment and leadership, has advanced the humane treatment of animals through the law.

“Green is a pioneer in shaping the field of animal law,” said John McMeekin, chair of the ABA Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section. “He is a true animal advocate and was the primary drafter and proponent of the ABA policy passed by the House of Delegates in 2020 calling for training in the use of force when encountering animals. TIPS is proud to honor our friend and colleague with the Award for Excellence in the Advancement of Animal Rights. »

Green is the first executive director of Harvard’s Animal Law & Policy Program. He was instrumental in founding the Harvard Animal Law & Policy Clinic, which last year received a $10 million endowment from the Brooks Institute for Animal Rights Law and Policy.

Green is also a founding member and past chair of the TIPS Animal Law Committee. He was previously Director of Legislative Affairs for the Animal Legal Defense Fund.

Green, as noted in an earlier press release about the award, persuaded three US airlines to stop carrying endangered animal hunting trophies, helped defeat “ag-gag” legislation in several states and successfully passed an ABA resolution recommending that all US legislative bodies prohibit the possession of dangerous wild animals.

“It’s no exaggeration to say that (Green) has an important hand, in fact the most important hand of anyone I know, in shaping the field of animal rights today through human talent” , said Professor Kristen Stilt.

Green’s parents live in Princeton, and he divides his time between Illinois and Massachusetts, where he is executive director of the Brooks McCormick Jr. Animal Law & Policy Program at Harvard Law School.