Coronavirus Information and Update: Fall 2021 Plans

Industrial Animal Agriculture Law

NOTE: This course is available in-person for JD/LLM/MSL students, or as an Online Section designed for LLM Distance Students only. Each section has its own course description. Check the current catalog or WebAdvisor to see which section is offered in any given year. See the note* below about eligibility for the Online Section for JDs, MSLs, and residential LLMs. 

Industrial Animal Agriculture Law - Professor Joyce Tischler

  • Course Number: LAW-451 In-Person Section Spring 2022 ONLY
  • Course Type: Highly Specialized
  • Credits: 2
  • Enrollment Limit: Determined by the Registrar
  • Description: Industrialized animal agriculture, also called concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFOs), has extensive impacts on animals, humans and the environment. This course examines the legal framework underlying the industrialized use of animals for food. Students will examine the conditions in which CAFO animals are raised, transported, and slaughtered, as well as U.S. federal and state laws and policies that impact animal welfare, the environment, environmental justice, global food sustainability, cultural and religious values, free speech, public health concerns, and international trade. Students will explore legal and policy issues related to the production, distribution, and consumption of animal-derived foods, including legislation, litigation, regulation, ballot initiatives, and consumer campaigns, and they will report on developments occurring in the U.S., as well as countries outside the U.S.
  • Prerequisite: none
  • Evaluation Method: paper, class attendance, and participation
  • Capstone: yes
  • WIE: yes

Industrial Animal Agriculture Law - Professor Joyce Tischler

  • Course Number: LAW-451 LLM Distance Students Only Fall 2021*
  • Course Type: Highly Specialized
  • Credits: 3
  • Enrollment Limit: Determined by the Registrar
  • Description: Industrialized animal agriculture, also called concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFOs), has extensive impacts on animals, humans and the environment. This course examines the legal framework underlying the industrialized use of animals for food. Students will examine the conditions in which CAFO animals are raised, transported, and slaughtered, as well as U.S. federal and state laws and policies that impact animal welfare, the environment, environmental justice, global food sustainability, cultural and religious values, free speech, public health concerns, and international trade. Students will explore legal and policy issues related to the production, distribution, and consumption of animal-derived foods, including legislation, litigation, regulation, ballot initiatives, and consumer campaigns, and they will report on developments occurring in the U.S., as well as countries outside the U.S.
  • Prerequisite: none
  • Evaluation Method: paper, and participation
  • Capstone: yes
  • WIE: yes

Industrial Animal Agriculture Law - Professor Joyce Tischler

  • Course Number: LAW-451 In-Person Section Spring 2021 ONLY
  • Course Type: Highly Specialized
  • Credits: 2
  • Enrollment Limit: 20
  • Description: This course examines the legal framework underlying the use of animals for food. The course will familiarize students with the conditions in which animals are raised, transported, and slaughtered, as well as address federal and state laws that currently affect matters such as animal welfare, environmental impacts, global food sustainability, cultural and religious values, free speech, health concerns, international trade, and economic considerations. The course will also discuss legal issues related to the production, distribution, and consumption of animal-derived foods, including legislation, litigation, regulation, ballot initiatives, and consumer campaigns. The course will incorporate discussion of current social and legal developments, and students will be asked to participate in discussions and debates about these issues.
  • Prerequisite: none
  • Evaluation Method: Final exam and class participation
  • Capstone: no
  • WIE: no

Notes for LC JDs, MSLs, and residential LLMs:

*This class is for online LLM students. In-person students may petition the Associate Dean of Students, Libby Davis, and Global Animal Law and Advanced Degree Programs Director, Raj Reddy, to take the online version if they have a compelling reason for doing so: eadavis@lclark.edu and rajreddy@lclark.edu

Those students should consult the distance learning policy prior to signing up for distance learning courses.