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Gary Lawrence Franione is is the Distinguished Professor of Law and Nicholas deB. Katzenbach Scholar of Law & Philosophy at Rutgers School of Law at Newark, and Visiting Professor in Philosophy at the University of Lincoln, UK.

Gary Francione graduated with a BA in philosophy from the University of Rochester. He received his MA in philosophy and his JD from the University of Virginia. In 1984 he joined the faculty at the University of Pennsylvania Law School. In 1989 he joined the Rutgers faculty, and in 1990 he and his colleague Anna E. Charlton started the Rutgers Animal Rights Law Project. Francione also teaches criminal law, criminal procedure, and legal philosophy. In 1989, Francione taught the first course in an American law school on animal rights and the law.

Gary Francione lectured for the students and the staff of the MA Program Animal Welfare, Ethics and Law on Friday 22 January 2021 at 19:15. The title of his talk was: Animal Welfare? The Abolitionist Approach.

Watch Gary Francione's lecture at the window on the right, or visit the MA's channel on Youtube.