Workshop in Animal Rights Law by NALSAR: Register by Feb 23


About The Animal Law Centre

Animal Law Centre was established in 2018 with the aim to develop and further the cause of animal laws in India. 

\The organization upholds and cherishes the values of equality, cooperation, and mutual learning, among others. The members of the team at ALC find passion and motivation in furthering the cause of animal welfare beyond the scope of legal efforts, towards transforming it as a social movement. Under the aegis of NALSAR University, the Centre aspires to develop an interdisciplinary environment within the animal protection movement.

ALC primarily focuses on legal research but is also involved in policy, advocacy, awareness campaigns, sensitization workshops, etc. The areas of work range from an analysis of existing laws and policies to proposals and advisories on framing new legal instruments.

About the Cambridge Centre

The Cambridge Centre for Animal Rights Law was launched in 2019 as an educational charity with the goal of advancing the study of fundamental rights for animals. The Centre has three main pillars: research, teaching, and outreach.

About the Workshop

The Workshop will be given in English by Dr Sean Butler (Fellow, St Edmund’s College, Cambridge and Affiliated Lecturer, University of Cambridge) and Dr Raffael Fasel (Affiliated Lecturer, University of Cambridge), who together teach Animal Rights Law as part of the undergraduate Law degree at the University of Cambridge. Drs Butler and Fasel have also written the first textbook on Animal Rights Law (Hart Publishing 2023).

In the Workshop, Drs Butler and Fasel will share all the course materials from their Cambridge University course, discuss strategies of how to put together an Animal Rights Law syllabus, and look at what readings to include and how to involve students. Participants will develop their own Animal Rights Law course outline during the Workshop. In addition, a session on ‘Pedagogy of Animal Rights Law’ will be taught by an educational expert to support interactive teaching methods.

Participants of the Workshop will become members of the Animal Rights Law Teaching Network, a global community of animal rights law teachers. The community is a source for further resources (such as syllabi, powerpoints, and training sessions) and connections with other Animal Rights Law specialists.

The Workshop will be held in Hyderabad (India) in collaboration with the Animal Law Centre at NALSAR University from 1-5 July 2024. The last date to register is 23rd February 2024


The Workshop is open to law lecturers and professors, as well as Ph.D. candidates, who expect to be in a position to offer an animal rights law course on a credit basis or non-credit basis to students in the near future. Preference will be given to candidates working at Indian universities, but applications from other candidates will also be considered.

Workshop fee

The fee for participation from Monday to Friday is 7000 INR. This fee covers the full program, accommodation for 5 nights, lunch during Workshop days, and three dinners.

Last Date to Apply

The deadline for applications is 23 February 2024.

Registration Procedure

To apply, please send your CV and a statement of interest (max. 500 words) to Dr Eva Bernet Kempers ( Up to 12 participants will be selected for the Workshop. In your statement of interest, please express your motivation and experience with animal rights law. Please also explain what your university affiliation is (if any) and whether, why, and where you expect to be able to offer your own course or teaching in the next 2 years.

Contact Information

Contact Dr. Eva Bernet Kempers ( for any queries.