Carter Dillard

Carter Dillard

- Animal Legal Defense Fund

Carter Dillard is the director of litigation for the Animal Legal Defense Fund. Prior to joining ALDF, Carter was appointed to the faculty of Loyola University New Orleans, College of Law, as a Westerfield Fellow. He also served as an Honors Program attorney for the U.S. Department of Justice and as a legal advisor to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, in the National Security Law Division. Carter later joined Compassion Over Killing as general counsel and then the Humane Society of the United States, where he served as director of farm animal litigation. He has a B.A. from Boston College, a J.D., Order of the Coif and with honors, from Emory University, and an LL.M. from New York University where he wrote his thesis under Jeremy Waldron. He is a peer reviewer for the journal Bioethics, and his work has been published by Yale, Duke, and Northwestern universities. Carter has been invited to speak at the UN World Civic Forum, has appeared on Fox Business News, and he has been quoted as an animal law expert in the New York Times and the International Herald Tribune.

Carter’s publications include:

Future Children as Property, 17 Duke J. Gender L. & Pol’y __ (forthcoming, 2010).

Prospective Parents and the Children’s Rights Convention, 25 Am. U. Int. L. Rev. _ (forthcoming, 2009).

Antecedent Law: The Law of People-Making, 79 Miss L. J. _ (forthcoming, 2009).

Valuing Having Children, 12 J.L. & Fam. Stud. _ (forthcoming, 2009; recommended reading on the Legal Theory Blog).

Child Welfare and Future Persons, 43 Ga. L. Re v. 367 (2008).

Rethinking the Procreative Right, 10 Yale Hum. Rts. & Dev. L.J. 1 (2007).