Pamela Vesilind is an expert in animal law, industrial animal agriculture, food labeling, and constitutional issues surrounding animal welfare law. At the University of Arkansas and Vermont Law School, she has taught animal law, the law of animals in agriculture, environmental law, natural resources law, property law, remedies, professional responsibility, and legal writing.
Vesilind’s most recent publications are: Animal Husbandry Redux: Redefining “Acceptable Agricultural Practices” for Locally-Sourced Foods; Pre-Empting Humanity: Why National Meat Association v. Harris Answered the Wrong Question; and Emerging Constitutional Threats to Food Labeling Reform (2013). Upcoming publications include chapters in three books: NAFTA and Sustainable Development: The History, Experience, and Prospects for Implementation (Cambridge Univ. Press, projected 2014-15); What Can Animal Law Learn from Environmental Law? (Environmental Law Institute, 2015); and International Farm Animal, Wildlife and Food Safety Law (Food Law Int’l, 2015). Vesilind is a licensed attorney in North Carolina and Vermont. She holds a J.D., cum laude, from Vermont Law School, and an LL.M. in Food & Agriculture Law from the Univ. of Arkansas. (SSRN page)