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Animal Law LLM Seminar I & II

This seminar is a two-semester requirement for all Animal Law LL.M. students. The requirements for the course are flexible, allowing students to tailor the seminar to fit their post-LL.M. career goals. To this end, students must first propose and receive approval for an LL.M. project. For many, this project takes the shape of a formal law review paper on an animal law topic of their choice. However, other students have also chosen to create an animal nonprofit organization, author model animal law legislation for their home countries, construct animal law curricula, design a series of animal law webinars, and more. During the fall semester, faculty and guests lead discussions on animal law topics of interest to the group, such as new case law, emerging trends, current events, and policy. During the spring semester, students prepare individual presentations to showcase their LL.M. project. Students are graded based on overall participation in the seminar throughout, on their LL.M. project and presentation, and any additional course requirements as listed in the course syllabus.