Animal Rights Jurisprudence



2016 Summer - Term 4

About This Class

Nonhuman animals presently have no legal rights. We will discuss what legal rights are, what are the sources and characteristics of fundamental rights, why nonhuman animals are presently denied them, why all humans are presently entitled to them, whether they should be available for nonhumans under the common law, or otherwise, and if they should, which legal rights should nonhuman animals have, and why, which animals should have them, and why, and what strategies are available for obtaining them.

Class Code



Environmental Law