Animal LawClass Term:
Fall Term 2020-2021Catalog Number:
2 (2 Contact, 0 Field)Priority:
General Enrollment CourseFull Year Course:
There will be a midterm exam worth 30% of the grade and a final worth 70% of the grade.
This course will examine the rapidly-growing and diverse field of animal law. Topics include the legal status of various non-human animal species, animals as property, animals in agriculture and food systems, animals in entertainment, animal protection laws, wildlife and endangered species, service animals, veterinary malpractice, and more. Applicable legal principles involve administrative law, contracts, torts, constitutional law, and civil and criminal procedure. Recent developments and current events in animal law will be discussed, including efforts to create and reform animal laws and the challenges faced when litigating and legislating on behalf of animals