Nonprofit Animal Law

Nonprofit Animal Law - Professor Russ Mead

  • Course Number: LAW-442
  • Course Type: Highly Specialized
  • Credits: 2
  • Enrollment Limit: Determined by the Registrar
  • Description: Nonprofit organizations carry out much of the animal law work in the US and around the world. This course teaches how to create and represent these organizations. The course has an option where students create an animal law nonprofit as part of the coursework. In addition to nonprofit creation, subjects include preservation of 501(c)3 tax-exempt status; risk management; duties to nonprofit volunteers; nonprofit employment issues; fundraising; tax issues; hosting public events; privacy issues; and protection of intellectual property rights. The course also covers legal issues of particular interest to animal nonprofits: animal adoptions; care and transportation of live animals across state lines; disaster relief for animals; veterinary laws; property issues regarding rescued animals; lobbying for animal protection laws; and prosecution of animal cruelty cases.
  • Prerequisite: none
  • Evaluation Method: Final exam or creation of a nonprofit
  • Capstone: no
  • WIE: no