B.A., New College
M.A., New York University
J.D., University of Virginia
Practicum in Animal Welfare Skills
Trusts & Estates I
Federal Estate and Gift Tax
Regulation of the Human Body
Federal Income Tax
Specializing in animal welfare law, property law and estate planning, Lisa Milot joined the University of Georgia School of Law faculty in 2007. In October 2023, she was awarded the Annie and Zack Stanton Distinguished Professorship in Canine Welfare Law.
Milot's teaching and research focuses on legal issues concerning animal welfare. She is the founder and director of School of Law's Practicum in Animal Welfare Skills, and she published "Backyard Breeding: Regulatory Nuisance, Crime Precursor," the first academic article on the small-scale commercial breeding of dogs, analyzing both the legal regimes that allow for proliferation of this activity and the effect on local communities and larger criminal enterprises.
Her prior research concerned regulations regarding our most personal relationships: our bodies, our families and our most personal property. In this area, her scholarship includes: "What Are We - Laborers, Factories, or Spare Parts? The Tax Treatment of Transfers of Human Body Materials" in the Washington and Lee Law Review; "Accounting for Time: A Relative-Interest Approach to the Division of Equity in Hybrid-Property Homes Upon Divorce" in the Kentucky Law Journal, and "Ignorance, Harm, and the Regulation of Performance-Enhancing Substances" in the Harvard Journal of Sports & Entertainment Law.
Milot's teaching is informed by her past experience as a tax and estate planning partner at Ivins, Phillips & Barker, Chtd, and as a business and licensing associate at Cooley LLP. As a result, in addition to teaching more doctrinal subjects, in the classroom Milot emphasizes the skills and training necessary for young lawyers to succeed in practice. She was named the 2009 UGA Professor of the Year by the Georgia Association for Women Lawyers.
Milot earned her bachelor's degree from New College of Florida and her master's degree in social anthropology from New York University. In 2001, she earned her J.D. from the University of Virginia, where she served as an articles editor of the Virginia Law Review and was inducted into the Order of the Coif.
Social Vulnerability Assessment of Dog Intake Location Data as a Planning Tool for Community Health Program Development: A Case Study in Athens-Clarke County, GA, 2014-2016, 14 PLoS ONE 1 (2019) (with J. Dyer).
Building from Scratch: University of Georgia School of Law's Practicum in Animal Welfare Skills, 53 Ga. L. Rev. Online 9 (2019) (with D. Agamy).
Backyard Breeding: Regulatory Nuisance, Crime Precursor, 85 Tenn. L. Rev. 707 (2018).
Posthumous Organ Donation as Prisoner Agency and Rehabilitation, 65 DePaul L. Rev. 1193 (2016) (with A. Bersinger).
Ignorance, Harm, and the Regulation of Performance-Enhancing Substances, 5 Harv. J. Sports & Ent. L. (2014).
Illuminating Innumeracy, 63 Case W. Res. L. Rev. 769 (2013).
What Are We--Laborers, Factories, or Spare Parts? The Tax Treatment of Transfers of Human Body Materials, 67 Wash. & Lee L. Rev. 1053 (2010).
The Case Against Tax Incentives for Organ Transfers, 45 Willamette L. Rev. 67 (2008).
Restitching the American Marital Quilt: Untangling Marriage from the Nuclear Family, 87 Va. L. Rev. 701 (2001).
"Special Considerations in Transfers to Minor Beneficiaries Born as a Result of Reproductive Technologies" in Tax, Estate, and Lifetime Planning for Minors, (C.Y. D'Aversa ed.) (2d ed., A.B.A. 2019) (with T. Striepe).