Schaffner, Joan E.

GW Law Faculty Publications

August 11, 2019

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An Introduction to Animals and the Law. Basingstoke, UK: Palgrave Macmillan, 2011. 

(With Fershtman, Julie L.) Litigating Animal Law Disputes: A Complete Guide for Lawyers. Chicago : ABA Press, 2009. 

The Lawyer's Guide to Dangerous Dog Issues. Chicago : ABA Press, 2009. 

(with Lee, Peter V. and Sheri E. Porath). Gender in Social Security Disability Determinations. (Working Paper of the Ninth Circuit Gender Bias Task Force.) U.S. Court of Appeals (9th Circuit), Gender Bias Task Force, Advisory Committee on Federal Benefits, 1993. 



Ruminations on Twenty-Five Years of Animal Law, 25 Animal L. 421 (2019).

Value, Wild Animals and Law, in Animal Welfare and International Environmental Law:  From Conservation to Compassion 8 (Werner Scholtz ed., 2019).

(With Peter Wolf.)  The Road to TNR:  Examining Trap-Neuter-Return Through the Lens of Our Evolving Ethics, Frontiers Veterinary Sci. (Jan. 11, 2019),

(With Rachelle Adam.)  International Law and Wildlife Well-being:  Moving from Theory to Action, 20 J. Int’l Wildlife L. & Pol’y 1 (2017).

(With Anna Frostic.)  Evolving Perspectives on Captive Wild Animals, in Wildlife Law and Ethics:  A U.S. Perspective 143 (Yolanda Eisenstein & Bruce Wagman eds., 2017).

Community Cats:  Changing the Legal Paradigm for the Management of So-Called “Pests,” 67 Syracuse L. Rev. (2017).

"Blackfish and Public Outcry: A Unique Political and Legal Opportunity for Fundamental Change to the Legal Protection of Marine Mammals in the United States," in Animal Law and Welfare: International Perspectives, p. 237-261. Ed. by Deborah Cao and Steven White. New York: Springer, 2016.

"Valuing Nature in Environmental Law: Lessons for Animal Law and the Valuation of Animals," in What Can Animal Law Learn from Environmental Law?, ch. 10. Ed. by Randall S. Abate. Washington, D.C.: Environmental Law Institute, 2015.

"Canine Profiling," in The Global Guide to Animal Protection, p. 148. Ed. by Andrew Linzey. Champaign: University of Illinois Press, 2014.

"Americans Working on Behalf of the UnderDOGS," in Searching for the American Dream: How a Sense of Place Shapes the Study of History, p. 110-115. Ed. by Glenn Moore. Newcastle upon Tyne, UK: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2013.

"Animal Cruelty and the Law: Permitted Conduct," in Animal Cruelty: A Multidisciplinary Approach to Understanding, p. 63-80. Ed. by Mary P. Brewster and Cassandra L. Reyes. Durham: Carolina Academic Press, 2013.

"Damages in Dog-Bite and Other Animal-Related Litigation," 2 Mid-Atlantic Journal of Law & Public Policy 39-52 (2013).

(With Fershtman, Julie L.) "Introduction," in Litigating Animal Law Disputes: A Complete Guide for Lawyers, p. 1-5. Edited by Julie L. Fershtman and Joan Schaffner. Chicago : ABA Press, 2009.

"Remedies in Animal-Related Litigation," Chapter 9 in Litigating Animal Law Disputes: A Complete Guide for Lawyers, pages 437-564. Edited by Julie L. Fershtman and Joan Schaffner. Chicago : ABA Press, 2009.

"The Constitutionality of Breed Discriminatory Legislation," in The Lawyer's Guide to Dangerous Dog Issues. Chicago : ABA Press, 2009.

"Should Law Schools Bar Student Organizations from Inviting the Military to Campus for Recruitment Purposes?," 57 Journal of Legal Education 162-171 (2007).

"The Federal Marriage Amendment: To Protect the Sanctity of Marriage or Destroy Constitutional Democracy?" 54 American University Law Review 1487-1536 (2005).

"The Seventh Amendment Right to a Civil Jury Trial: The Supreme Court Giveth and the Supreme Court Taketh Away." 31 University of Baltimore Law Review 225-271 (2002).

"Dispelling the Misconceptions Raised by the Davis Dissent." 12 Hastings Women's Law Journal 141-176 (2001).

"Davis v. Monroe County Board of Education: The Unresolved Questions." 21 Women's Rights Law Reporter 79-93 (2000).

"Approaching the New Millennium with Mixed Blessings for Harassed Gay Students." 22 Harvard Women's Law Journal 159-205 (1999).

"Court to Address Whether Meaning of Patent Claims Language is Question of Fact for Jury." West's Legal News 5914 (June 20, 1996).

"In the U.S. Supreme Court: Is the Doctrine of Equivalents Dead?" West's Legal News 704-889 (December 10, 1996).

"Patent Preemption Unlocked." 1995 Wisconsin Law Review 1082-1127 (1995).

(with Lee, Peter V. and Sheri E. Porath). "Engendering Social Security Disability Determinations: The Path of a Woman Claimant." 68 Tulane Law Review 1477-1526 (1994).



Cat Wars:  The Devastating Consequences of a Dangerous Book, 8 J. Animal Ethics 236 (2018) (reviewing P. Marra & C. Santella, Cat Wars:  The Devastating Consequences of a Cuddly Killer (2016)).

"Animal Law in Australasia: A Universal Dialogue of 'Trading Off' Animal Welfare." Review of Animal Law in Australasia: Continuing the Dialogue, by Peter Sankoff, Steven White and Celeste Black. 6 Journal of Animal Ethics 95-103 (2016).

Review of International Issues in Animal Law: The Impact of International Environmental and Economic Law upon Animal Interests and Advocacy, by Peter L. Fitzgerald. 5 Journal of Animal Ethics 94-97 (2015).

"The Essence of Marriage." Review of Legally Wed--Same Sex Marriages and the Constitution, by Mark Strasser. 66 George Washington Law Review 195-233 (1997).



"Federal Animal Crush Video Statute Held Unconstitutional," ABA TIPS Animal Law Committee Newsletter (Summer 2013).

Tracey v. Solesky Finds All Pit Bull Mix Dogs Inherently Dangerous," Lex Canis (Spring 2012).

"Maryland's High Court Finds Pit Bulls Inherently Dangerous," ABA TIPSTortSource (Fall 2012).

"Update on Tracey v. Solesky," Lex Canis (Summer 2012).

"Southern Law Center Law Students Earn Top Praise on TIPS Disaster Essay Competition at the ABA Mid-Year Meeting in New Orleans," ABA TIPS Student TIPSter (Spring 2012), at 2-3.

"Court Rejects Orca Whales' Slavery Claim Against Sea World," ABA TIPS Animal Law Committee Newsletter (Winter/Spring 2012), at 6.

"David Favre Honored for the Advancement of Animal Law Award," ABA TIPS Animal Law Committee Newsletter (Winter 2011), at 1.

"TIPS Law Student Writing Competition on Disaster Preparedness and Response," ABA TIPS Student TIPSter ((Winter 2011), at 4-5.

"Is the Depiction of Animal Cruelty Constitutionally Protected Speech," ABA TIPS Animal Law Committee Newsletter (Summer 2009).

"Ensuring a 'Yes-Pets' Rule," ABA-TIPS Animal Law Committee Newsletter (Spring 2007).

"Feral Cats, Their Caretakers and the Law," ABA-TIPS Animal Law Committee Newsletter (Fall 2007).

(With Contini, Kerry). "Legal Aid for Animals." Legal Times (Sept. 5, 2005).