Yolanda Downey Eisenstein
Yolanda Eisenstein is a writer and attorney with more than 15 years of experience in animal protection law. She is a former adjunct professor of animal law and wildlife law at SMU Dedman School of Law in Dallas, Texas. Eisenstein is past chair of the American Bar Association Animal Law Committee and in 2018 received their “Excellence in Animal Law” Award in recognition of her work to advance the humane treatment of animals through the law. She has a master’s degree, summa cum laude, in philosophy and a juris doctor, cum laude, from SMU Dedman School of Law. She is a public speaker and has published numerous articles on animals and the law. Her books include Careers in Animal Law, The ABA Guide to Dog Laws, and Wildlife Law and Ethics, where she served as co-editor. She is a contributor to the 3rd edition of Animal Cruelty: A Multidisciplinary Approach to Understanding, published by Carolina Academic Press. She is currently working on A Guide to Representing Animal Organizations, to be published by the American Bar Association Publishing.