Dr Sean Butler


Dr Sean Butler has been a Fellow of St Edmund’s College since 2002; previously he worked at Shell and Nokia. He studied Law at Oxford (St Edmund Hall) and the LSE, as well as Genetics at Cambridge (CPGS) before taking his PhD in social science at Imperial College, London. He specialises in intellectual property strategy in life sciences, and technology-based start-ups. He is also CEO of Cambridge Agritech, a syndicate of investors in agritech startups. He is Director of Studies in Law at St Edmund's, and teaches Roman Law and Animal Rights Law. 


Raffael Fasel

Executive director

Raffael N Fasel is a PhD in Law candidate at Cambridge (Sidney Sussex College), specialising in the legal theory and intellectual history of human and animal rights. He holds a Bachelor of Law and a Master of Law degree from the University of Fribourg, an MA in Philosophy from University College London, and an LLM from Yale Law School. He was an associate at the Swiss Centre of Expertise in Human Rights and has worked at Tier im Recht, a centre of expertise on animal law. In 2018, Raffael was appointed Associate Fellow of the Oxford Centre for Animal Ethics. He currently teaches Animal Rights Law, Jurisprudence, and Roman Law at Cambridge and Oxford.