Coronavirus Information and Update: Spring 2021 Plans

International Animal Law

NOTE: This course is available in-person for JD/LLM/MSL students, or as an Online Section designed for LLM Distance Students only. Each section has its own course description. Check the current catalog or WebAdvisor to see which section is offered in any given year. See the note* below about eligibility for the Online Section for JDs, MSLs, and residential LLMs. 

International Animal Law - Professor Raj Reddy

  • Course Number: LAW-409 In-Person Section ONLY
  • Course Type: Foundational
  • Credits: 2
  • Enrollment Limit: Determined by the Registrar
  • Description: This course examines how animal law has developed and continues to evolve through the creation of different legal mechanisms around the world. Close attention is paid to the legal principles, economic interests, and cultural paradigms that influence how different jurisdictions consider the interests of nonhuman animals in various settings. In exploring how different countries provide for the interests of animals within their borders, students will be encouraged to consider what form(s) a more robust welfare model might take. In addition, students will be introduced to, as well as be expected to scrutinize, international instruments that protect and regulate animals across borders.
  • Prerequisite: none
  • Evaluation Method: Class participation, presentation, short assignments, final paper
  • Capstone: yes
  • WIE: yes

 

International Animal Law - Professor Raj Reddy

  • Course Number: LAW-409 LLM Distance Students Only Spring 2022*
  • Course Type: Foundational
  • Credits: 3
  • Enrollment Limit: Determined by the Registrar
  • Description: This course examines how animal law has developed and continues to evolve through the creation of different legal mechanisms around the world. Close attention is paid to the legal principles, economic interests, and cultural paradigms that influence how different jurisdictions consider the interests of nonhuman animals in various settings. In exploring how different countries provide for the interests of animals within their borders, students will be encouraged to consider what form(s) a more robust welfare model might take. In addition, students will be introduced to, as well as be expected to scrutinize, international instruments that protect and regulate animals across borders.
  • Prerequisite: none
  • Evaluation Method: participation via discussion posts; quizzes; presentation, final exam
  • Capstone: no
  • WIE: no

Notes for LC JDs, MSLs, and residential LLMs:

*This class is for online LLM students. In-person students may petition the Associate Dean of Students, Libby Davis, and Global Animal Law and Advanced Degree Programs Director, Raj Reddy, to take the online version if they have a compelling reason for doing so: eadavis@lclark.edu and rajreddy@lclark.edu

Those students should consult the distance learning policy prior to signing up for distance learning courses.