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Richard Cupp

Richard Cupp

Richard Cupp teaches torts, products liability, remedies, and animal law at Pepperdine Law School. Professor Cupp is also widely recognized as a leading scholar and commentator in the fields of torts and products liability. He is the coauthor of a products liability casebook, and has authored more than 20 significant scholarly articles and numerous shorter articles. Professor Cupp is an elected member of the American Law Institute, and he has served as chair of the Association of American Law Schools Section on Torts and Compensation Systems. In addition to his work in torts and products liability, Professor Cupp writes and speaks extensively about the legal and moral status of animals. He has advised many organizations on these subjects, including the National Academy of Sciences Committee on Science, Technology and Law, the National Academy of Sciences Committee on Neuroscience, the American Veterinary Medical Association, the National Association for Biomedical Research, the Animal Health Institute, and the American Animal Hospital Association. Professor Cupp served Pepperdine Law School previously in administrative capacities as vice dean, as associate dean for academics, and as the school’s first associate dean for research. As a law student Professor Cupp was editor-in-chief of the UC Davis Law Review. Since 2009 Professor Cupp has served as a member of the board of directors of Meals on Wheels West.

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Guest Appearances
July 7, 2017

The Legal Rights of Animals

Steven Wise and Richard Cupp discuss the recent legal ruling involving captive chimpanzees and the debate over animals as "legal persons.”