Animal Law

Information Introduction

LAW9040
Section 1, Spring 24

Schedule Information

Enrollment: 14/16
Credits: 3
Days Time Room Start Date End Date

Mon

1540-1740 WB129

Course Description

This course will explore the legal issues pertaining to animals, the laws that govern their treatment, as well as a number of topics that fall within the general headings "animal law" and "animal rights." We will examine the historical and philosophical treatment of animals, and how those views impact the way law currently governs treatment and use of animals. We will study current and proposed animal protection laws; "standing" and the problems of litigating on behalf of animals; the classification of animals as "property" and legal effect of that classification as well as the gradual erosion of that classification in certain areas; first amendment issues in animal cruelty protections and environmental and wildlife issues. From time to time there will be guest speakers.

Course Requirements

Exam Information

Final Type (if any): None

Description: None

Written Work Product

Students will be required to submit a substantial research paper via EXPO by noon on May 9th (day before last day of exam period).

Other Course Details

Prerequisites: None Concurrencies: None

Exclusive With: None

Laptops Allowed: Yes

First Day Attendance Required: No

Course Resources: To be announced.

Graduation Requirements

Satisfies Understanding Bias/Racism/Cross-Cultural Competency requirement: No

Satisfies Writing Requirement: Yes

Credits For Prof. Skills Requirement: No

Satisfies Professional Ethics: No

Additional Course Information

Schedule No.: 124217891

Modified Type: ABA Seminar

Cross Listed: No

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Evaluation Portal Via LawWeb Closes: Sunday, April 28, 11:59 PM

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