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Animal Rights Jurisprudence

Animal Rights Jurisprudence - Professor Steve Wise

  • Course Number: LAW-407
  • Course Type: Foundational
  • Credits: 2
  • Enrollment Limit: Determined by the Registrar
  • Description: The struggle to obtain legal personhood and civil rights for nonhuman animals is intensifying in North America, South America, and Asia. This course will discuss why legal legal personhood and civil rights for nonhuman animals is important, how legal strategies for attaining them are evolving, and how the courts on three continents are responding to the litigation that demands legal personhood AND civil rights for nonhuman animals.
  • Prerequisite: none
  • Evaluation Method: Final take-home and open-book exam
  • Capstone: no
  • WIE: no