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Concentration in Animal Law

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Learn about the new LLM in Animal Law

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. 

Students earning an Online Hybrid J.D. follow the animal law pathway

Required (one of the following):

  • ANM5307 Animals and the Law (3 credits) 
  • ANM5422 Animal Welfare Law (2 credits) 

Electives (minimum of 6 credits): 

  • ANM5307 Animals and the Law (3 credits)
  • ANM5437 Animal Ethics (3 credits)
  • ANM7333 Animal Law and Ethics (3 credits) 
  • ANM5425 Animal Law in Practice (3 credits)
  • ANM5431 Animal Protection Policy (3 credits)
  • ANM5406 Animal Rights Jurisprudence (2 credits)  
  • ENV5422 Animal Welfare Law (2 credits) 
  • ENV5412 Biodiversity Protection (2 credits)
  • ENV5336 Climate Change, Extinction & Adaptation (3 credits) 
  • ENV5480 Environmental Crimes (2 credits)
  • ANM5435 International Animal Law (3 credits)
  • ANM5408 The Law of Animals in Agriculture (3 credits) 
  • ENV5423 Ocean and Coastal Law (3 credits) 
  • ANM5433 Science of Animal Law and Policy (3 credits)
  • ANM5360 Undercover Investigations of Animal Operations (2 credits)

Experiential/Writing (one of the following):

Other courses approved by the Animal Law and Policy Institute Faculty Director.