Animal Law - 2221

Animal Law
Class Term:
Fall Term 2021-2022
Catalog Number:
2 (2 Contact, 0 Field)
General Enrollment Course
Full Year Course:
Standard Courses

Grading Details

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

This course has been flagged as a distance education course. This means this class is one in which students are separated from the faculty member or each other (other than specially accommodated students) for more than one-third of the instruction and the instruction involves the use of technology to support regular and substantive interaction among students and between the students and the faculty member, either synchronously or asynchronously.

Animal Law