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Center for Animal Law Studies

Animal Law Litigation (924)

November 12, 2013

2 credits
*Generally offered in the summer

2013 Example Course Syllabus

This course emphasizes both the theoretical and practical aspects of civil litigation in animal law cases at both the federal and state level. It examines all aspects of an animal law case, including jurisdictional prerequisites, complaints, discovery, dispositive motions, hearings, and fees. The course will also address the historical status of animals in the law; application and enforcement of specific federal statutes such as the Animal Welfare Act, the Humane Slaughter Act, the Endangered Species Act, the Marine Mammal Protection Act, the Migratory Bird Treaty Act, Wild Horses and Burros Act, and the Animal Damage Control Act; state laws and citizen initiatives concerning anti- cruelty, hunting, trapping, animal fighting, performing animals, and farm animals; veterinary malpractice and consumer protection actions.