Animal Rights Law and Jurisprudence 407-S2
December 15, 2014
Why are humans entitled to basic fundamental rights and non-human’s are denied them? Examine the current legal protections for nonhuman animals, the problem of obtaining standing, as well and sources and characteristics of fundamental rights.
This course will examine the current legal protections, for nonhuman animals, the problem of obtaining standing, as well as sources and characteristics of fundamental rights. This will include: why humans are entitled to them; why nonhumans are denied them; whether they should be limited to humans; and, if not, what rights should nonhuman animals be entitled to under common law?
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For more information:Adjunct Professor: Steven Wise
Class dates: July 14 - 27, 2015
Time: 9:00am - 12:00pm