For Immediate Release

Contact:
Shari Ireton
University of Washington School of Law
206.685.9002

November 6, 2009

Visiting Professor Presents Lecture on Animal Cruelty Offenses

Luis ChiesaLuis Chiesa, Rembe Visiting Professor

UW School of Law Rembe Visiting Professor Luis Chiesa will present a public lecture on the structure of animal cruelty offenses on Tuesday, November 17 at 4 PM in William H. Gates Hall Room 138. "Why is it a Crime to Stomp on a Goldfish: Harm, Victimhood and the Structure of Anti-Cruelty Offenses" will examine how animal cruelty statutes vary by jurisdiction.

Chiesa is an associate professor of law at Pace Law School and serves as the editor in charge of book reviews for the New Criminal Law Review. He has been a visiting professor of law at the University of Ottawa and the University of Puerto Rico. Chiesa's research interests focus on criminal law, comparative law, and animal cruelty laws. He teaches Criminal Law, Torts, and Jurisprudence.

The Rembe Endowed Lectureship was established as a gift to the law school from venture capitalist Arthur Rock in honor of his wife, Toni Rembe, a 1960 graduate of the UW School of Law.