Peter Sankoff is a professor at the University of Alberta, Faculty of Law who specializes in animal law, criminal law and the law of evidence. He is the author or editor of six books, including Animal Law in Australasia: A New Dialogue, and Animal Law in Australasia: Continuing the Dialogue. He taught animal law at the University of Auckland from 2006-2010, and also as a Visiting Professor at Haifa University in Israel, the University of Melbourne, Lewis and Clark College of Law and the University of Western Ontario. From 2001-2005, he was the Director of the Animal Rights Legal Advocacy Network, a group of lawyers working on animal-related issues in New Zealand.

Peter currently sits on the board of advisors of Animal Justice Canada, a group of Canadian legal advocates working on animal law issues, and is on the editorial board of the Journal of Animal Law and Natural Resources and the Global Journal of Animal Law. He is now working on two Canadian books: Canadian Perspectives on Animal Law (coming in 2015) and Why Animal Protection Law Fails to Protect Animals. To learn more about his work, go to www.petersankoff.com.