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Companion Animal Law

Companion Animal Law - Associate Dean & Professor Pamela Frasch

  • Course Number: LAW-446
  • Course Type: Foundational
  • Credits: 2
  • Enrollment Limit: Determined by the Registrar
  • Description: This course provides an intensive examination of contemporary companion animal law and policy issues in the judicial and legislative arenas. The U.S. has witnessed a surge in the population of companion animals over the past thirty years, and this course introduces students to multiple evolving issues, such as breed specific legislation; pet trusts; animal experimentation; working, police, and military dogs; anti-cruelty laws; emotional and other support animals; veterinary malpractice, and more. In doing so, this course explores the challenges and opportunities available to advocates interested in companion animal issues.

  • Prerequisite: none
  • Evaluation Method: Two short papers; two class presentations; class participation
  • Capstone: no
  • WIE: yes