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Concentration in Animal Law

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Law students who successfully complete an Animal Law Concentration will have the knowledge and skills necessary to feel confident pursuing a career in animal law and policy. In addition, they will have the opportunity to highlight their interest in the field to prospective employers.

The concentration requires a minimum of 14 credits of coursework in the area of animal law. Students are required to earn a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better in all courses counted towards the concentration in animal law. JD students must submit a declaration form by the end of their 4th semester. 

Required Courses – At least one of the following

  • ENV5307 Animals and the Law (3 credits) 
  • ENV5422 Animal Welfare Law (2) 
  • JUR7333 Animal Law and Ethics (3) 

Electives – Minimum of 6 credits

  • ENV5108 Intro to Law and Policy of Agriculture, Food and the Environment (3) 
  • ENV5307 Animals and the Law (3)  
  • ENV5336 Climate Change, Extinction & Adaptation (3) 
  • ENV5380 Food Regulation and Policy (3) 
  • ENV5408 The Law of Animals in Agriculture (3) 
  • ENV5411 Federal Regulation of Food and Agriculture (3) 
  • ENV5422 Animal Welfare Law (2) 
  • ENV5423 Ocean and Coastal Law (3) 
  • ENV5902.01 Constitutional Animal Law (SPTC Fall, 2021) (2)
  • JUR7333 Animal Law and Ethics (3) 
  • ENV5902.01 Animal Ethics and Conservation (SPTC Summer, 2022) (2)
  • ENV5901.05 Undercover Investigations of Animal Operations (SPTC Summer, 2022) (1)
  • ENV5902 Connected Justice: Animals, People and the Environment (Spring, 2023)

Experiential/Writing – Minimum of 1 credit