Joan E. Schaffner

Joan E. Schaffner

Title: Associate Professor of Law

Telephone: 202.994.7040

B.S., J.D., University of Southern California; M.S., Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Specialties/Areas of Expertise:
animal law; gay and lesbian legal issues; civil procedure; remedies


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Brief Bio:

  • formerly practiced in the Los Angeles firm of Irell & Manella
  • served as law clerk to Judge Mariana R. Pfaelzer of the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California
  • served as convener of the Advisory Group on Federal Benefits to the Gender Bias Task Force of the Ninth Circuit
  • serves as faculty adviser to Lambda Law and SALDF
  • editor-in-chief of the American Intellectual Property Law Association Quarterly Journal
  • Director of the Animal Law Program