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Spring 2020 Course

Animal Law & Policy Clinical Seminar

Required Clinic Component: Animal Law Clinic (3-5 spring clinical credits). This clinic and course are bundled; your enrollment in the clinic will automatically enroll you in this required course.

Additional Co-/Pre-Requisites: This clinic requires that students have completed or are concurrently enrolled in one of the following courses: Animal Law, Wildlife Law, Farmed Animal Law.

By Permission: Yes. Applications are due July 16, 2019. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis after this deadline.
Add/Drop Deadline: December 6, 2019.

This two-credit seminar is the required classroom component for students enrolled in the Animal Law and Policy Clinic, and will be available only to those students. The seminar will introduce students to the overarching issues that non-human animal law advocates face in their work, including Article III standing, Administrative Procedure Act review, rulemaking petitions, open-government laws, and basic litigation, legislative, administrative, and organizing strategies. The seminar will also teach students how to pursue advocacy under several substantive areas of the law, including (but not limited to) the Endangered Species Act, the National Environmental Policy Act, the Animal Welfare Act, the Humane Slaughter Act, the Marine Mammal Protection Act, the Wild Horse and Burros Act, and state animal cruelty codes.

Note: This seminar will meet in the ALPC offices at 1607 Mass Ave.