About Us


History of JANRL

The Journal of Animal and Natural Resource Law is one of only three journals nationally that is devoted to animal law topics. Furthermore, the Journal has carved out a special niche because of its blend of animal and natural resource articles. Originally called the Journal of Animal Law, JANRL was born out of a generous donation from the Animal Legal Defense Fund, a national animal rights organization. Additionally, the donation created the Journal under the direction of Professor David Favre, an internationally renowned figure in animal law. Now in its eleventh volume, JANRL continues to be a premier resource for animal law and natural resource law scholars and practitioners nationwide.


Peer Review Committee

As a peer-reviewed publication, JANRL has a collection of national animal law and natural resource law experts who review each volume before it is sent to publishing. JANRL is grateful to have the support and contribution of these exceptional scholars and accomplished practitioners. The following individuals comprised the Peer Review Committee for Volume XIII (faculty profile links included):

Taimie Bryant, Professor of Law, University of California-Los Angeles School of Law

David Cassuto, Professor of Law, Pace University School of Law

David Favre, Professor of Law, Michigan State University College of Law

Rebecca J. Huss, Professor of Law, Valparaiso University School of Law

Peter Sankoff, Associate Professor, University of Alberta

Steven M. Wise, President, The Nonhuman Rights Project


Previous Editorial Boards and Editorial Staffs

Since its inception in 2005, the Journal of Animal and Natural Resource Law has had ten groups of editorial board and editorial staff members. For a list of previous board and staff members, check out the following document:

Previous Editorial Boards and Editorial Staffs>