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224 Animal Law Seminar (2)

Seminar - 2 hours.  Elective course for Environmental Law Certificate Program.  An introduction to legal principles affecting animals.  Topics will include the legal status of animals as property; commercial uses of animals; torts: theories of liability, damages and valuation; Constitutional law issues, including standing, justiciability, and the First Amendment; the concept of animal rights; anti-cruelty laws; regulation of the use of animals in experimentation, testing, and education; contractual issues, including landlord-tenant disputes, and the custody of companion animals in divorce actions; and a review of selected federal statutes. Animal law is developing rapidly. Because the nature of these developments will be shaped largely by ethical and public policy arguments, the course will consider a variety of these arguments and their underlying rationales.

Classroom Policies: This course has an attendance policy.
Classroom Policies: This course has a participation policy.
Classroom Policies: This course has a phone-laptop policy (use must be related to class work).

Final Assessment: Exam.


This course was offered:

  • Fall 2018
    • Joyce Tischler
  • Spring 2015
    • Jerrold Tannenbaum
  • Fall 2013
    • Jerrold Tannenbaum