Faculty Profiles

Taimie Bryant

Taimie L. Bryant

Professor of Law
B.A. Bryn Mawr College, 1975
M.A. Anthropology, UCLA, 1978
Ph.D. UCLA, 1984
J.D. Harvard, 1987
UCLA Faculty Since 1988


Animal Law and the Courts: A Reader (edited by Taime L. Bryant, Rebecca J. Huss, David N. Cassuto). Thomson West (2008).

Articles and Chapters

Aid-In-Dying Nonprofits, 57 an Diego Law Review 147 (2020).
Aid in Dying: The Availability of Ideal Medications for Use in “Right to Die” Jurisdictions in the United States, 34 Quinnipiac Law Review 705 (2016).
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).