Faculty and Administration

Margit Livingston
Professor of Law; Faculty Director, Center for Animal Law
Margit Livingston is the founder and Co-Director of the DePaul University College of Law Center for Animal Law. Along with Co-Director Glen Weissenberger she sets the strategic direction for the center. In addition, Professor Livingston oversees the curricular program established in 2002. She holds a JD and MA in theater arts from the University of Minnesota and a LL.M. from the University of Illinois.

Brett Harrison Davinger
Graduate Research Fellow, Center for Animal Law
Brett Harrison Davinger is a Graduate Research Fellow with DePaul University College of Law’s Center for Animal Law. As operational principal of the center he is responsible for furthering discourse and dialogue on issues related to the legal standing of animals. He is a graduate of New York University with a BA in journalism/media studies and the holder of a JD from DePaul University College of Law.

Emily N. Winfield
Adjunct Professor of Law
Emily N. Winfield is Adjunct Professor of Animal Law and former Associate Director of the Center for Animal Law. Currently a litigation associate at Bryan Cave LLP, Ms. Winfield has extensive knowledge of the legal issues involved in the humane treatment of animals. She is active in advocacy efforts related to general animal welfare and regularly contributes to the center’s extracurricular programs and outreach efforts. Professor Winfield received her JD from University of Iowa and her BA from Case Western Reserve University.

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