Daina Bray is a clinical lecturer and senior research scholar with the Law, Ethics & Animals Program at Yale Law School, where she leads the Climate Change and Animal Agriculture Litigation Initiative. Daina has extensive animal law, international, nonprofit, and litigation practice experience, and a sustained and pragmatic commitment to making a positive difference in the ways that we interact with non-human animals. She previously served as general counsel of the nonprofits Mercy for Animals and the International Fund for Animal Welfare and practiced with major international law firms in the areas of litigation and international arbitration. Daina is a member of the American Bar Association (ABA) House of Delegates and a past chair of the ABA International Animal Law Committee, the ABA TIPS Animal Law Committee, and the Tennessee Bar Association Animal Law Section. She is a Director of the International Coalition for Animal Protection and a member of the Animal Defense Partnership Advisory Council. Daina received a JD from Stanford Law School with pro bono distinction, a BA in international studies from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill as a Morehead-Cain Scholar, a Fulbright scholarship for research in environmental education, and the 2021 ABA Excellence in the Advancement of Animal Law Award.
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