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Summer I 2020
7397 WRS: Animal Law (Distance Learning) - MORATH- 17100

Professor(s): Sarah Morath (INACTIVE)

Credits: 3

Course Areas: Law And Society/ Interdisciplinary 

Time: ARRANGED    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. This is an Online Course.

For registration please contact Mr. Derrick Gabriel at 713-743-2189 or by email:

This course is taught fully online. With the exception of readings from the assigned text, all aspects of this course, including additional readings, assignments, and multimedia material such as videos and audio files, will be available online.


First Day Assignments:

Final Exam Schedule: Paper      

This course will have:

Satisfies Senior Upper Level Writing Requirement: Yes

Experiential Course Type: No

Bar Course: No

DistanceEd ABA 306:

Pass-Fail Student Election:

Course Materials (4/17/2020 11:13:40 AM)

Book(s) Required