Animal Law Legislation and Lobbying

Animal Law Legislation and Lobbying - Professor Russ Mead

  • Course Number: LAW-448
  • Course Type: Highly Specialized and Experiential
  • Credits: 2
  • Enrollment Limit: Determined by the Registrar
  • Description: Much of the work in animal law is creating, community organizing, and lobbying for the passage of laws benefiting animals. This course teaches a step-by-step method of drafting new legislation. Students will select a jurisdiction and draft a piece of animal law legislation for that jurisdiction. Then the course shifts to community organizing and lobbying for the passage of that legislation. Students will practice lobbying techniques including meeting with legislators, giving committee testimony, and giving interviews. Students will also learn how to create and use mass media content promoting the proposed legislation. While this course is designed around animal law legislation and lobbying, it would be beneficial to students interested in any type of advocacy and public interest law.
  • Prerequisite: none
  • Evaluation Method: Students will create a new piece of animal law legislation, and a collection of lobbying materials to aid in the passing of that legislation.
  • Capstone: No
  • WIE: Yes