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International Animal Law

International Law - Professor Raj Reddy

  • Course Number: LAW-409
  • 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