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Prof. Richard L. Cupp

John W. Wade Professor of Law, Pepperdine University School of Law
Richard L. Cupp

Richard L. Cupp, Jr. serves as the John W. Wade Professor of Law at Pepperdine Law School. He loves teaching and working with students. He is widely recognized as a leading scholar and commentator in the fields of torts and products liability law. He has authored more than 20 significant scholarly articles and numerous shorter articles. Professor Cupp is an elected member of the American Law Institute, and he has served as chair of the Association of American Law Schools Section on Torts and Compensation Systems.

In addition to his work in torts and products liability, Professor Cupp writes and speaks extensively about the legal and moral status of animals. He has advised many organizations on these subjects, including the National Academy of Sciences Committee on Science, Technology and Law, the National Academy of Sciences Committee on Neuroscience, the American Veterinary Medical Association, the National Association for Biomedical Research, the Animal Health Institute, and the American Animal Hospital Association.


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Publications and Multimedia
Human Responsibility, Not Legal Personhood, For Nonhuman Animals
Engage Volume 16, Issue 2
August 28, 2015
Animal Personhood: A Debate - Event Audio/Video
Sponsored by the Federalist Society's Practice Groups
February 19, 2015