Jay Shooster

Associate and Senior Animal Welfare Legal Fellow

Jay Shooster is an Associate Factory Farming Legal Fellow at the Richman Law & Policy. His work is focused on animal welfare litigation. Jay strives to combat all forms of discrimination as a part of a broad coalition of advocates working for food justice, workers’ rights, environmental protection, and animal rights.

Prior to joining RLP, Jay served as a Masiyiwa-Bernstein Fellow with Just Security, a project within the Center for Human Rights and Global Justice at NYU School of Law. During law school, he worked as a clinical student on the policing policy team of the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, as an intern in the National Security Division of the US Department of Justice, and as an intern in the Terrorism and International Narcotics Unit of the US Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York. Jay has been involved with many cases, including lawsuits against Tyson Foods, Hormel Foods, and Unilever.

Jay received his J.D. from New York University School of Law and a B.A. in Philosophy and Political Science from the University of Florida.

Jay is admitted to practice in New York. Outside of RLP, Jay serves as a legal consultant to animal advocacy organizations.