Why animal law?
Because animals matter. Animals are integral to every aspect of human society, whether they are recognized for their intrinsic worth, their role as companions, or the value they bring to the environment and the world economy.
Because animal law attorneys can change the world. Attorneys interested in animal law have numerous opportunities to incorporate the field into their own practices. State, federal, local, and international laws all contain provisions regulating or impacting animals.
Because animal law is an exciting and rapidly expanding field of law. Animal law overlaps with many traditional areas of the law such as torts, criminal, wills & trusts, constitutional, and property law. Animal law is rooted in the practical application of statutes, regulations, and case law, but the field also explores legal theory, philosophy, and jurisprudence. In animal law we ask fundamental questions about the nature of a legal right or interest, how laws create or entrench power imbalances, and how those imbalances impact animals.
The Center for Animal Law Studies is pleased to announce the hire of Russ Mead, Shared Earth Foundation Visiting Professor, and Raj Reddy, Visiting Professor.
Follow Joyce Tischler through three days of her life as an Animal Rights Lawyer
Read how animal protection organizations fighting to overturn the flawed McKittrick Policy were emboldened by an article in Animal Law calling attention to how the government crafted a policy that held hunters less accountable for the killing of protected species under the Endangered Species Act.