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Crimes Against Animals 459-S1

December 15, 2014

Prosecuting animal cruelty cases presents a host of unique issues when compared to other types of criminal casework. This course will explore the existing procedural laws with an emphasis on the practical application in animal cruelty cases. Students will also explore the issues attendant to overcoming system or institutional bias against investigating and prosecuting these types of cases.  While there will be some overlap with a standard criminal procedure class, this seminar will hone in on the many unique rules codified to address animals as victims.  Student led discussions will be part of the format.


Comments from previous Crimes Against Animal students:

“Very lucky to be in this course!”

“I am sad to see the class end. I enjoyed it so much.”

“Perfect course! Very interesting, broad and useful!”


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: Lora Dunn
2 credits
Class dates: June 2 - 15, 2015; weekdays
Time: 9:00am - 12:00pm
Room: Smith
Exam:  Scheduled
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