Spring 2020 Course Schedule

Animal and Wildlife Law (LAW-795AN-001)
Bill Snape, Alan Nemeth

Meets: 06:00 PM - 08:50 PM (Th) - Warren - Room N103

Enrolled: 17 / Limit: 22

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Animal law and wildlife law are unique in that they focus on how the law applies to living beings other than humans. Animal welfare, pet trusts, veterinary malpractice, endangered species, divorce pet custody disputes, the animal cruelty/violence against humans link, and animal legal standing are but a few of the issues that will be discussed as we examine legal issues from constitutional law to torts to contracts to wills and trusts, and much more. This is not a course in animal rights, but rather an in-depth survey of a burgeoning and dynamic field of law, of which animal rights are but a part.

Textbooks and Other Materials

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Wagman, Waisman, and Frasch, Animal Law, (Sixth Edition), Carolina Academic Press, 2019.

First Class Readings

Reading for First Class: Text, pp. 805-862.


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