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Peter Sankoff is a Professor at the University of Alberta, Faculty of Law, where he teaches courses on criminal law, evidence and animals and the law. Between 2001-2010, he was a Senior Lecturer at the University of Auckland, Faculty of Law, where he taught the first courses ever offered on animal law in New Zealand between 2006-2010. Peter has also taught animal law as a Visiting Professor at the University of Haifa in Israel, the University of Melbourne, and the University of Western Ontario. In addition, he taught the world’s first course in Comparative Animal Protection Law at Lewis and Clark Law School in 2010.

In 2008, Peter won an Assisi Award from the New Zealand Companion Animal Council for his work to promote the cause of better animal welfare in New Zealand. In addition to his work on animal issues, Peter is the author or co-author of four Canadian books and numerous articles on criminal law and the law of evidence. He is currently working on a Canadian version of Animal Law in Australasia, entitled Canadian Perspectives on Animals and the Law and is an advisor to the Canadian legal advocacy group Animal Justice Canada.

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