Amy P. Wilson is a qualified attorney and the first South African to graduate with a master’s degree in Animal Law from Lewis & Clark Law School in Portland, Oregon. Amy is currently working as the Aquatic Animal Law Fellow at the Center for Animal Law Studies.
She is also the founder and director of the only organization dedicated to animal law in her country – Animal Law Reform South Africa – which is committed to ensuring the protection of animals, humans and the environment utilizing the legal system. She is also a director of the Coalition for African Animal Welfare Organisations and a trustee of the Humane Education Trust. She has worked on various animal law matters and continues to provide advice to NGOs and make animal law accessible.
In the USA, Amy has worked with the Animal Legal Defense Fund, Center for Animal Law Studies, World Animal Protection and Animal Equality. Her specific interests include animal law education, and during her Master’s she developed a model animal law curriculum which she hopes to introduce into South African universities as there are currently no animal law courses. She has also assisted with the development of various courses at Lewis & Clark including Comparative International Animal Law and Companion Animal Law.