Aloïse Quesne is a lecturer in private law at the University of Paris-Saclay – Evry Val d’Essonne, a member of the Léon Duguit Research Center, and an associate researcher at the Demolombe Institute of the University of Caen Normandy.
A 2021 laureate of the Fondation pour les Sciences Sociales, under the aegis of the Fondation de France, she is the author of a doctoral thesis entitled Le contrat portant sur le corps humain. Defended on December 7, 2018, her dissertation was honored with the 2019 Demolombe Institute Dissertation Prize and is forthcoming in 2021 from Mare & Martin Editions.
Her research work focuses primarily on the human body, from the embryo to the cadaver, particularly on the legal and ethical norms that ensure the regulation of science and technology, as well as the mechanisms that govern the matter. She is also a member of the working group “Health, digital and artificial intelligence”, within the international and interdisciplinary research group “Centre Internet, AI et Société” of the CNRS.
Her research work also focuses on animal health law, animal experimentation law, animal biotechnology law and the One Health concept, in order to analyze the various interactions between human, animal and environmental health. Winner of the Law Prize of La Fondation Droit Animal Ethique & Sciences (LFDA), chaired by Louis Schweitzer, this prize was awarded to her in 2014 for her lecture on animal experimentation law taught in Master’s degree since 2012.
Aloïse Quesne is an expert in the international organization “Global Animal Law”, a member of the scientific committee of the French Society of Zoosemiotics and a member of the editorial board of the collection Zoosemiotics at L’Harmattan editions.
She has created a course on animal and plant life law within the Master 2 Droit de la santé et des biotechnologies of the Université Paris-Saclay at the beginning of the academic year 2020 and she has notably ensured the scientific direction of an international colloquium entitled “La sensibilité animale : approches juridiques et enjeux transdisciplinaires”, which took place on October 23, 2020 at the Université de Caen Normandie, under the high patronage of Jean-Paul Costa. The proceedings of the conference will be published by Peter Lang.
Aloïse Quesne is also the Director of the One Health Legal Clinic, which was inaugurated on March 2, 2021. This Legal Clinic is the first French-speaking legal clinic to focus on the international concept of “One Health”. This concept calls for a renewed vision of health, starting with the recognition of the interdependence of living beings. It is a holistic approach to health that integrates humans, animals, biodiversity and the environment. Attached to the Master 2 Health and Biotechnology Law of the University of Paris-Saclay on the campus of the University of Evry, the Legal Clinic is sponsored by the deputies Cédric Villani and Laëtitia Romeiro-Dias.