Susan Hankin

Visiting Professor

J.D., University of Virginia School of Law
M.P.H., John Hopkins University School of Public Health
B.A., University of Pennsylvania

Susan Hankin was a member of the full-time faculty at the University of Maryland Carey School of Law from 1996 until she retired from this position in 2019. Professor Hankin taught a variety of courses at the University of Maryland, including Animals and the Law, Torts, Public Health Law, and Legal Analysis & Writing. In 2013, she was a Visiting Associate Professor at Lewis & Clark Law School, where she taught an Advanced Animal Law Seminar and a course entitled, Emerging Policy and Politics of Companion Animals.

Prior to joining the University of Maryland, Professor Hankin was on the faculty of Georgetown University Law Center, where she taught Legal Practice, Legal Research and Writing, and an advanced Legal Writing Seminar. Before entering teaching, Professor Hankin worked as a law clerk for the Honorable Collins J. Seitz of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, and as a staff attorney for the Whitman Walker Clinic AIDS Program in Washington, DC.

Professor Hankin’s research interests include Animal Law, Health Law, and Legal Writing Pedagogy. Her publications include Making Decisions about our Animals’ Health Care:Does It Matter Whether We Are Owners or Guardians?, published in the Stanford Journal of Animal Law & Policy and Not a Living Room Sofa: Changing the Legal Status of Companion Animals, published in the Rutgers Journal of Law & Public Policy.

Professor Hankin served on the Executive Committee of the AALS Section on Animal Law from 2010 to 2016, including serving as the Section Chair from 2014-2015.

Professor Hankin has a B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania, a J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law, and an M.P.H. from Johns Hopkins University School of Public Health.

Faculty Assistant

May, Catherine

Phone: (305) 284-3910
Office: G287