Dr. iur. Margot Michel currently works as a senior teaching and research associate at the chair of private and comparative law, held by Prof. Dr. Andrea Buechler, and works for the University of Zurich and the Collegium Helveticum. In the academic year 2011/12 she represents Prof. Buechler during her maternity leave and research residence in New York. In addition to this, Margot Michel coordinates the publication of a bilingual extensive legal commentary on the completely revised Swiss Guardianship Law, funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNF). She teaches Medical Law, Divorce Law and holds tutorials in Law and Persons and Family Law. Margot Michel earned her MA and Ph.D. between 2004 and 2009 at the University of Zurich, Switzerland. Her dissertation focuses on the rights of children in medical treatment and was rated summa cum laude and awarded with the Professor Walther Hug Award 2010 and the award of the year by the Orelli Foundation 2010. For her habilitation, she focuses on the legal status of animals in law from a perspective of legal theory and legal philosophy, focusing mainly on dignity concepts in law. Margot Michel’s expertise lies in Animal Law, Medical Law, Family Law, Guardianship Law, Property Law and Law of Persons. She is the author and editor of various publications on those topics and has contributed to several expert opinions.