Elizabeth L. DeCoux is Assistant Professor of Law at Florida Coastal School of Law in Jacksonville, Florida, where she teaches Animals and the Law, along with Torts, Evidence and Insurance Law. After graduating magna cum laude from Mississippi College School of Law, she clerked for the Chief Justice of the Mississippi Supreme Court. She spent several years in a civil litigation practice, both in a law firm setting and as in-house counsel for the largest underwriter of individual health insurance in the nation. She taught Animals and the Law At Indiana University School of Law, before teaching at Florida Coastal. Her scholarship focuses on evidence, and on the law’s treatment of non-human animals. She has served as Chair of the ABA Young Lawyers Division Animal Protection Committee, and on the Board of Directors of both the FACE Spay/Neuter Clinic and the Indiana University GLBT Alumni Association.