Animal Law

Is there a place in the law for consideration of the interests of animals? This course will examine the jurisprudential basis and theoretical underpinnings of the current status of animals in our legal system. It is not an animal rights course. Students will read a diverse cross-section of legal theory and case law delving into controversial moral, ethical, and public policy considerations in balancing interests of animals and humans. Thus, the course will examine the developing field of animal law through the prism of traditional legal disciplines, including torts, contracts, criminal, regulatory, administrative, and constitutional law. This course will be graded on regular class attendance and participation, as well as on one substantive paper approximately 20 pages long and a class presentation. NOTE: DOES NOT SATISFY WRITING SEMINAR REQUIREMENT.

Class Details

Meeting Days Time Location
Monday 5:45 - 7:35 pm TNH 3.126
Exam Type Date Time Alpha Range Room
Paper

Additional Information

Course Type

Textbooks

  • Animal Law Cases and Materials - Wagman, Waisman & Frasch
      Carolina Academic Press , edition: 4th
      ISBN: 978-1-59460-672-4   (required)

Faculty

Hightower, Susan J. Hightower, Susan J.