International Animal Law
This course examines the ways in which animal law has evolved 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 animals in various settings. In exploring how different countries protect the interests of animals, students will be encouraged to consider what form a robust animal welfare model might take. Students are graded based on participation and a final paper, which may be used to fulfill the WIE or Capstone requirement.