Dara Lovitz, Esq., graduated magna cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania and attended Temple University School of Law. At Temple Law, she won the Barrister Award, received high honors in trial advocacy, and was the class speaker at her law school graduation.
Lovitz is a continuing legal education project coordinator for the American Law Institute and an adjunct professor of Animal Law at Temple Law. She is a founding board member of the nonprofit organization Peace Advocacy Network.
Lovitz is the author of two previous books: Muzzling a Movement: The Effects of Anti-Terrorism Laws, Money, and Politics on Animal Activism (Lantern Books 2010), and Catching Falling Cradles: A Gentle Approach to Classic Rhymes (self-published 2014). The former title received the Top 10 Reads of 2010 award from the Institute of Critical Animal Studies and the 2010 Donut Award from the Vegan Police national podcast. The latter title is a children’s book that has received positive reviews on Amazon and has opened the door for Lovitz to the parenting market. Lovitz participates in local storytime programs, reading her book to audiences of toddlers and young children. In addition to the fan base she has created through Catching Falling Cradles, Lovitz has a large community of friends who are parents. She is a member of various active parent groups, such as The Vegan Mob, Lower Merion Community Network, and Main Line Parent Community, as well as multiples-specific parenting groups, such as Main Line Mothers of Multiples, Philly Area Mothers of Multiples, and My Friend Has Twins Too. She has had a feedback letter read, and her Catching Falling Cradles book reviewed, on the popular weekly “Twin Talks” podcast. Her blog Some Twinsight is popular among parents of twins and she is gaining a growing following under her Twitter handle @TwinMomDara.
Lovitz becomes a passionate advocate for that which inspires her daily life. Before she became a mother, she dedicated all of her non-billable time to animal rights activism. After numerous conference presentations and television appearances, she developed a reputation for ardently providing a voice for the voiceless. When she became a parent, she transferred her need to protect those who cannot protect themselves to children. While she continues to apportion some of her time to animal activism, she has found a new motivator in life: being the best parent she can be. And, as with animal activism, she will seek to embolden others to join her in this endeavor.
The following is a list of Lovitz’s book and book chapter publications:
Lovitz has had more than twenty articles and other writings published in various media, including:
· “Clash at the Farmer’s Fence – ‘Farm Protection’ and the Right to Know,” The Pennsylvania Lawyer, July/August 2013.
· “Beware the Terrorist in Your Neighborhood – The One with the Rescued Cats,” The Pennsylvania Lawyer, May/June 2012.
· “Food Labeling,” Today’s Dietician, April 2012.
· Preface. Love and Liberation: An Animal Liberation Front Story (Piraeus Books 2012).
· “The Case Against Carriage Tours: Horses, People at Risk Under City's Current System,” The Philadelphia Lawyer, Summer 2010.
Call to Action: Getting Political and Winning Laws . . . for Some Animals, 3 J. Animal L. & Ethics 195 (2009).