Skip to main content

Concentration in Animal Law

Layout Builder

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 Courses – At least one of the following

  • ANM5307 Animals and the Law (3 credits) 
  • ANM5422 Animal Welfare Law (2 credits) 
  • ANM7333 Animal Law and Ethics (3 credits) 

Electives – Minimum of 6 credits

  • ANM5307 Animals and the Law (3 credits)
  • ANM5437 Animal Ethics (3 credits)
  • ENV5902.01 Animal Ethics and Conservation (SPTC Summer, 2022) (2 credits)
  • ANM7333 Animal Law and Ethics (3 credits) 
  • ANM5425 Animal Law in Practice (2 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) 
  • ENV5902 Constitutional Animal Law (SPTC Fall, 2021) (2 credits)
  • ENV5480 Environmental Crimes (2 credits)
  • ENV5411 Federal Regulation of Food and Agriculture (3 credits) 
  • ENV5380 Food Regulation and Policy (3 credits) 
  • ANM5435 International Animal Law (3 credits)
  • FAA5108.1 Introduction to Food and Agriculture (3 credits) 
  • ENV5108 Introduction to Law and Policy of Agriculture, Food and the Environment (3 credits)
  • ENV5235 Natural Resources Law (3 credits)
  • ENV5423 Ocean and Coastal Law (3 credits) 
  • ANM5433 Science of Animal Law and Policy (3 credits)
  • ENV5410 The Farm Bill (2 credits)
  • ANM5408 The Law of Animals in Agriculture (3 credits) 
  • ENV5901.05 Undercover Investigations of Animal Operations (2 credits)

Experiential/Writing – Minimum of 1 credit