Lecturer in Law
Mariann Sullivan is an adjunct professor of animal law at Brooklyn Law School and Cardozo Law School and recently retired from her position as Deputy Chief Court Attorney at the New York State Appellate Division, First Department. She has served as chair of the Committee on Legal Issues Pertaining to Animals of the New York City Bar Association and the Animal Law Committee of the American Bar Association’s Tort Trial Insurance Practice Section. With David Wolfson, she is the author of a trilogy of articles on farmed animals and the law: “Foxes in the Henhouse: Animals Agribusiness and the Law, A Modern American Fable” in Animal Rights: Current Debates and New Directions; “What’s Good for the Goose… The Supreme Court of Israel, Foie Gras, and the Future of Farmed Animals in the United States,” in the 2007 volume of the Duke Journal of Law and Contemporary Problems; and “If it Looks Like a Duck: New Jersey, The Regulation of Common Farming Practices, and the Meaning of ‘Humane,’” in Animal Law and the Courts: A Reader. She has spoken at conferences and animal law related events throughout the country, as well as Animal Rights Africa’s Animal Law Review Consultation Workshop in Johannesburg. She is currently the President of the board of directors of Our Hen House, as well as that organization’s Program Director, and serves on the board of directors of Animal Welfare Trust and Animal Welfare Advocacy. She formerly served on the board of directors of Farm Sanctuary and The Animals Agenda.