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The Law of Humane Science 921-OL2

May 14, 2015

Lewis & Clark Law School and the Center for Animal Law Studies are pleased to announce that we are offering the first-ever animal law J.D. course that can be taken through distance learning!!


The Law of Humane Science explores the complex and oftentimes controversial regulatory framework that governs the use of animals in scientific experiments in biomedical research and in toxicity testing. Students will learn first-hand about the latest litigation and policy developments from experts who are at the forefront of this quickly evolving field. Whether you are new to the topic or a seasoned veteran, this dynamic and fast-paced course will provide you with the tools and knowledge you need to become effective advocates, policy-makers, and analysts in this critically important area of law.

This course is conducted entirely online. The course will consist of a combination of live online chats with Professor Paul Locke, prerecorded lectures accessible online, readings posted on our online platform, and assigned course work. The assigned reading and lectures will be released, based on the content, over the course of the two weeks. In addition, all students will be required to participate in eight online LiveChats, held July 14 - 23, weekdays, from 3:30pm - 5:30pm PST.


This course is open to Lewis & Clark law students, as well as visiting students and auditing students. Visiting students must check with their home schools to ensure the credits are transferable. Lewis & Clark is an ABA-accredited law school, and the credits from the distance learning courses may be eligible for transfer back to ABA-accredited schools, depending on the rules of the school accepting the credits for transfer. All students should check with their home school as to the specific rules regarding transfer of credits. Lewis & Clark law students should review the school’s policy on distance learning credits.

Note: per the ABA Standard 306-f, a student may not enroll in any distance education course before completing 28 credit hours toward his/her J.D. degree.

Students outside of Oregon, California, New York, Texas, Maryland, or Washington who wish to register for this distance learning course at Lewis & Clark must contact Lindsay Kadish ( prior to registration in order to confirm that the course can be offered for credit in the state they reside in.


The American Bar Association accreditation standards require students to regularly attend the courses in which they are registered. Lewis & Clark expects students to attend classes regularly and to prepare for classes conscientiously. Specific attendance requirements may vary from course to course. Any attendance guidelines for a given class must be provided to students in a syllabus or other written document at the start of the semester. Sanctions (e.g., required withdrawal from the course, grade adjustment, and/or a failing grade) will be imposed for poor attendance.

For more information:

Adjunct Professor: Paul Locke, J.D., DrPH
2 credits
Class dates: July 13 - 24, 2015 (LiveChats, weekdays, 3:30pm - 5:30pm PST)
Room: online
Exam: Paper
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