Professor of Law; Faculty Director, Center for Animal Law
Margit Livingston is the founder and director of the DePaul University College of Law Center for Animal Law. Professor Livingston oversees the curricular program established in 2002. She holds a JD and MA in theater arts from the University of Minnesota and a LLM from the University of Illinois. In 2015 she was appointed Vincent de Paul Professor of Law.
Brett Harrison Davinger
Associate Director, Center for Animal Law
Program Coordinator, Center for Intellectual Property Law and Information Technology (CIPLIT®)
Brett Harrison Davinger is associate director of DePaul University College of Law’s Center for Animal Law and the Program Coordinator for CIPLIT®. As operational principal of the center he is responsible for furthering discourse and dialogue on issues related to the legal standing of animals. He is a graduate of New York University with a BA in journalism/media studies and received a JD from DePaul University College of Law.
Emily N. Winfield
Adjunct Professor of Law, DePaul University College of Law
Emily N. Winfield is adjunct professor of animal law and former associate director of the Center for Animal Law. Currently a intellectual property associate at Duane Morris LLP, Ms. Winfield has extensive knowledge of the legal issues involved in the humane treatment of animals. She is active in advocacy efforts related to general animal welfare and regularly contributes to the center’s extracurricular programs and outreach efforts. Professor Winfield received her JD from the University of Iowa and her BA from Case Western Reserve University.