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College of Law to Host Steven Wise of the Nonhuman Rights Project

Posted on Monday 2/20/2017
Unlocking the cage

On Wednesday, March 1, the Syracuse Law Review will host Steven Wise, President of the Nonhuman Rights Project, Inc., to present to the Syracuse College of Law community. 

Wise has dedicated his career to pushing the boundaries of Animal Law. He has written several books on the subject, taught at many prestigious law schools including Harvard Law School, and been featured on popular programs such as the Colbert Report. Wise’s presentation will be held in the Melanie Gray Ceremonial Courtroom on Wednesday, March 1, 2017 at 11:50 a.m. A reception, open to all, will follow Mr. Wise's presentation at 12:45 p.m. in the MacNaughton Collaboratory.

In anticipation of the upcoming visit, there will be a screening of the new documentary Unlocking the Cage, a behind-the-scenes account of the work Wise has been doing with the Nonhuman Rights Project, Inc. on behalf of chimpanzees here in New York. The screening will take place tomorrow, Tuesday, February 21, 2017, at 7 p.m. in Cortland Lecture Hall, Room 340, Dineen Hall. Refreshments will be served.

If you have any questions or would like more information about either of these events, please contact Hillary Anderson at haanders@syr.edu.