Kristen Stilt
Professor of Law; Faculty Director, Animal Law and Policy Program; Director, Program on Law and Society in the Muslim World
Environmental Law & Policy Food Systems
Outside professional activities


Kristen A. Stilt is Professor of Law and also Faculty Director of the Animal Law & Policy Program and Director of the Program on Law and Society in the Muslim World. Prior to coming to HLS, Stilt was Harry R. Horrow Professor in International Law at Northwestern Law School and Professor of History at Northwestern University. Stilt’s research focuses on Islamic law and society in both historical and contemporary contexts. She also writes in the area of Animal Law, and the intersection of animal law and religion and culture in particular. She was named a Carnegie Scholar for her work on constitutional Islam, and in 2013 was awarded a John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship. She has also received awards from Fulbright and Fulbright-Hays. Stilt received a JD from The University of Texas School of Law, where she was an associate editor of the Texas Law Review and co-editor-in-chief of the Texas Journal of Women in the Law. Stilt holds a PhD in History and Middle Eastern Studies from Harvard University.
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Animal Law
Children and Family Law
Comparative Law
Constitutional Law
Environmental Law & Policy
Gender & the Law
Human Rights
International Law
Jurisprudence & Legal Theory
Law & Religion
Legal History

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Outside Professional Activities

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