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Bruce Wagman
Lecturer in Law


Bruce Wagman is a lecturer at Stanford Law School this year teaching Animal Law. He is a partner at Schiff Hardin, LLP, where he focuses his practice on animal law litigation, consultation, legislative affairs and education. He has brought and tried multiple state and federal cases involving a wide range of animal law issues, including the following:

  • Cruelty
  • Dangerous dog defense and evaluation
  • Animal hoarding
  • Dog bite litigation and defense
  • Exotic and wild animal issues
  • Farmed animals
  • Biomedical research
  • Complex animal injury cases
  • Animal ownership
  • Veterinary malpractice
  • Pet custody
  • Animals in entertainment
  • International animal law
  • Wild horse protection litigation
  • Horse slaughter issues

Mr. Wagman has a nationwide practice and represents many animal protection groups, as well as individual clients. He is the author of Animal Law: Cases and Materials, the first casebook used in law schools on the subject, currently in its fourth edition. In 2011, he was the lead author of A Worldview of Animal Law, a first-of-its-kind survey of the legal and cultural treatment of animals internationally. Mr. Wagman's animal law practice is featured in a section of the book Careers in Animal Law: Welfare, Protection, and Advocacy (American Bar Association, 2011).