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Center for Animal Law Studies

Animal Law Certificate

Lewis & Clark JD students may specialize and earn an Animal Law Certificate. Earning an Animal Law Certificate shows future employers a deep knowledge and a strong commitment to the field of Animal Law.

Animal Law Certificate Requirements

  • Students must take both Administrative Law (100) and Animal Law Fundamentals (449 A) plus eight (8) additional credits of approved animal law courses.
    • Summer animal law courses qualify
    • Some environmental law courses qualify
    • A maximum of three (3) credits from ‘credit/no credit’ classes qualify
  • Students must also write two substantial papers on approved animal law topics
  • Students must maintain a 2.7 overall minimum GPA, and a 3.0 minimum GPA in certificate courses.

NOTE: The Animal Law Certificate is available only for current Lewis & Clark Law School students.