Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Professor of Law & Phyllis and Richard Duesenberg Chair in Law
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Rebecca Huss is a Professor of Law and the Phyllis and Richard Duesenberg Chair in Law at Valparaiso University Law School. Professor Huss has also taught at the University of Iowa College of Law, Notre Dame Law School, Stetson University College of Law and Northwestern School of Law of Lewis and Clark College. In addition to Animal Law, Professor Huss teaches Non Profit Organizations, Professional Responsibility, Business Associations and other business law courses.  Her focus in research and writing is on the changing nature of the relationship between humans and their companion animals and whether the law adequately reflects the importance of that relationship as well as analyzing issues relating to service and assistance animals. A past Chair of the American Bar Association’s Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section’s Animal Law Committee, Professor Huss was the 2011 recipient of that committee’s Excellence in the Advancement of Animal Law Award.  In 2007 Professor Huss was appointed by the District Court of the Eastern District of Virginia as the guardian/special master of the dogs seized during the Bad Newz Kennels case. Professor Huss has a Master of Laws in International and Comparative Law from the University of Iowa College of Law and graduated magna cum laude from the University of Richmond School of Law.