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Spring 2018
7297 WRS: Animal Law - MORATH- 22803

Professor(s): Sarah Morath (CLINICAL FACULTY [405(b)])

Credits: 2

Course Areas: Law And Society/ Interdisciplinary 

Time: 1:00p-3:00p  T  Location:  

Course Outline: Animal Law is one of the fastest growing fields of legal practice and may involve issues of constitutional law, administrative law, environmental law, family law, and estates and trusts. In this class, we will address a broad range of topics including: the historical status of animals in the law; state legislative efforts and citizen initiatives to strengthen animal protection laws; the application of federal laws, including the Endangered Species Act and the Animal Welfare Act, to captive animals, wildlife, and farm animals; animal-related torts; constitutional standing to sue on behalf of animals; companion animals and the law; and the movement to obtain legal recognition of the rights of animals. All perspectives will be considered in class discussion and assignments. The class will include a guest speaker and a field trip. Students will be assessed through a combination of classroom participation, written reflections, and a final paper.

Course Syllabus: Syllabus

Course Notes:   Quota=12

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Satisfies Skills Course Requirement: No
Satisfies Senior Upper Level Writing Requirement: Yes

Experiential Course Type: no

Bar Course: No