Animal Law

Elective Course
Course Number: LAW 605
Credits: 2

Animal Law is the body of law relating to animals and the interaction between people and animals. Animal Law crosses into many areas of law including Property, Torts, Constitutional Law, Criminal Law, Contracts, Family Law and Wills & Trusts. In many ways Animal Law issues are somewhat contradictory: how can animals have rights but no standing to enforce those rights? Do animal laws protect animals or people’s interest in animals? In this course, students will read, discuss, and think about Animal Law issues.