Rebecca J. Huss
Professor of Law, Phyllis and Richard Duesenberg Chair in Law
LL.M., International and Comparative Law, U. of Iowa (1995)
J.D., University of Richmond (1992)
B.A., University of Northern Iowa (1989)
Mergers and Acquisitions
Non Profit Organizations
Reevaluating the Role of Companion Animals in the Era of the Aging Boomer 47 Akron L. Rev. 197 (2014). SSRN
Canines (and Cats!) in Correctional Institutions: Legal and Ethical Issues Relating to Companion Animal Programs 14 Nevada L.J. 25 (2013). SSRN
Canines on Campus: Companion Animals at Postsecondary Educational Institutions, 77 Mo. L. Rev. 417 (2012). SSRN
Canines in the Classroom: Service Animals in Primary and Secondary Educational Institutions, 4 J. Animal L. & Ethics 11 (2011). SSRN
Why Context Matters: Defining Service Animals Under Federal Law, 37 Pepp. L. Rev. 1163 (2010). SSRN
The Pervasive Nature of Animal Law: How the Law Impacts the Lives of People and their Animal Companions, 43 Val. U. L. Rev. 1131 (2009). SSRN
Lessons Learned: Acting as Guardian/Special Master in the Bad Newz Kennel Case, 15 Animal L. 69 (2008). SSRN
Rescue Me: Legislating Cooperation Between Animal Control Authorities and Rescue Organizations, 39 Conn. L. Rev. 2059 (2007). SSRN
Honors and Professional Activities
American Bar Association, TIPS, Animal Law Committee
Excellence in the Advancement of Animal Law Award from the Animal Law Committee of the American Bar Association’s Tort, Trial & Insurance Practice Section (awarded August 2011).
In connection with her role as guardian/special master of the dogs involved in Civil Action No.: 3:07CV397 (E.D. Va. 2007) (the Bad Newz Kennels case), Professor Huss received the following awards and recognitions:
– US Department of Justice, National Asset Forfeiture Award for Outstanding Investigation or Case (awarded July 2009).
– 2008 President’s Council on Integrity and Efficiency and Executive Council on Integrity and Efficiency Award for Excellence.
– 2008 Award of Excellence from the United States Department of Agriculture Office of Inspector General.