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Taimie L. Bryant

Professor of Law

Taimie L. Bryant B.A. Bryn Mawr College, 1975
M.A. Anthropology, UCLA, 1978
Ph.D. UCLA, 1984
J.D. Harvard, 1987
UCLA Faculty Since 1988
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Animal Law and the Courts: A Reader (edited by Taime L. Bryant, Rebecca J. Huss, David N. Cassuto). Thomson West (2008).

Articles and Chapters

American Law: Legal Recognition of Animals’ Capacity to Experience Pain, in Animal Suffering: From Science to Law 259-273 (edited by Thierry Auffret Van Der Kemp and Martine Lachance, Thomson Reuters Canada, 2013). Full Text

Virtue Ethics and Animal Law, 16(1) Between the Species 105-141 (2013). Full Text

Transgenic Bioart, Animals and the Law, in Leonardo's Choice: Genetic Technologies and Animals (edited by Carol Gigliotti, Springer, 2011). Full Text

Sacrificing the Sacrifice of Animals: Legal Personhood for Animals, the Status of Animals as Property, and the Presumed Primacy of Humans, 39 Rutgers Law Journal 247-330 (2008). Full Text

False Conflicts, in Animal Law and the Courts: A Reader (edited by Taimie L. Bryant, Rebecca J. Huss, David N. Cassuto, Thomson West, 2008). Full Text

Similarity or Difference as a Basis for Justice: Must Animals be Like Humans to be Legally Protected from Humans?, 70 Law & Contemporary Problems 207-254 (2007). Full Text

Animals Unmodified: Defining Animals/Defining Human Obligations to Animals, 2006 University of Chicago Legal Forum 137-94 (2006). Full Text

Trauma, Law, and Advocacy for Animals, 1 Journal of Animal Law and Ethics 63-138 (2006). Full Text

Mythic Non-violence, 2 Journal of Animal Law 1-13 (2006). Full Text

Family Models, Family Dispute Resolution and Family Law in Japan, 14 UCLA Pacific Basin Law Journal 1-27 (1995).

"Responsible" Husbands, "Recalcitrant" Wives, Retributive Judges: Judicial Management of Contested Divorce in Japan, 18 Journal of Japanese Studies 407-43 (1992).

For the Sake of the Country, for the Sake of the Family: The Oppressive Impact of Family Registration on Women and Minorities in Japan, 39 UCLA Law Review 109-68 (1991).

California in Okeru Kekkon Kyoyuzaisan ho to Rikon ho (Community Property Law and Divorce Law in California), 223 Kesu Kenkyu 18 (1990).

Oya-ko Shinju: Death at the Center of the Heart, 8 UCLA Pacific Basin Law Journal 1-31 (1990).

Sons and Lovers: Adoption in Japan, 38 American Journal of Comparative Law 299-336 (1990).

Marital Dissolution in Japan: Legal Obstacles and Their Impact, 17 Law in Japan 73-97 (1984).

Bunkajinruigakuteki Tachiba Yori Mita Kajichotei Seido (An Anthropological Perspective of the System of Family Dispute Mediation), 195 Kesu Kenkyu 40-71 (1983).


Book Review, 41 Harvard Law Bulletin 26-7 (1990). Reviewing The Transformation of Family Law: State, Law, and Family in the United States and Western Europe, by Mary A. Glendon.

Book Review, 48 Journal of Asian Studies 798-9 (1989). Reviewing Legal Pluralism:  Toward a General Theory through Japanese Legal Culture, by Masaji Chiba.

Mediation of Divorce Disputes in the Japanese Family Court System: With Emphasis on the Tokyo Family Court. Univ. of California. Ph.D. Dissertation, UCLA (1984).