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 and Lewis & Clark Law School are pleased to announce that they will host Dr. Charlotte Blattner as the Animal Law Visiting International Scholar for the 2016-17 academic year.
Animal Law Review is pleased to announce the release of Animal Law, Volume 22, Issue 2.
The Animal Law Section of the AALS awarded Pamela D. Frasch the inaugural AALS Animal Law Section Award for Excellence in Animal Law: Teaching, Scholarship, and Service.