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Companion Animal Law

This seminar provides an intensive examination of contemporary companion animal legal and policy issues in the American judicial and legislative arenas. The U.S. has witnessed a surge in the population of companion animals over the past thirty years, yet the law has not always kept stride with the increasing complexity of the field. This course introduces students to these evolving issues, such as breed specific legislation; pet trusts; anti-cruelty laws; and more. In doing so, this course explores the challenges and opportunities available to advocates interested in companion animal issues. Students will be evaluated based upon participation and a final exam.