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Viveca Morris

Yale University

Based in

United States
North America

Viveca Morris is a Research Scholar at Yale Law School and the Executive Director of the Law, Ethics & Animals Program at Yale Law School, a multidisciplinary initiative dedicated to addressing large-scale industrial abuses of animals and their impacts on the planet. Her recent research focuses on the role of agribusinesses in the climate crisis, strategies to hold agribusinesses accountable for their climate impacts, and policy reforms needed to make U.S. agriculture more humane, sustainable, and resilient.

Country(ies) of Specialty

United States

Focus areas of expertise

Greenwashing Climate policy and politics Net Zero Agriculture

How to Connect



Morris, V., Jacquet, J. The animal agriculture industry, US universities, and the obstruction of climate understanding and policy. Climatic Change 177, 41 (2024). https://doi.org/10.1007/s10584-024-03690-w 

The Cow-Shaped Hole in Biden’s Methane Plan”, Viveca Morris, Politico, November 16, 2021.

Why meat and dairy companies are the Achilles’ heel of Biden’s climate plan,” Viveca Morris, The Los Angeles Times, May 16, 2021.

Law and Political Economy Project, “Break up the modern meat trust,” November 24, 2020.

Five actions Biden should take to build a more humane food system,” Viveca Morris (with Jonathan Lovvorn), The Hill, November 17, 2020.

Covid-19 shows that what we’re doing to animals is killing us too,” Viveca Morris, The Los Angeles Times, April 2, 2020.