Dr. Bolliger graduated from the University of Zurich Law School in 1994 and went on to complete a doctoral thesis on European animal welfare law earning his PhD in 2000 (summa cum laude). Most recently, he graduated – as the first international student – from Lewis & Clark with his LL.M. in Animal Law. Dr. Bolliger is also the first animal law Visiting International Scholar at Lewis & Clark Law School (2014/2015).
Since 2005, Dr. Bolliger has held a teaching position in animal welfare law at Zurich Law School. As an editor, author and co-author, he has published twelve books, numerous studies and more than 100 articles on Swiss and international animal law. Furthermore, he served as a member and animal welfare representative for ten years on the Committee for Animal Experiments of the Canton of Zurich.