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Animal Law LLM Seminar I & II

This seminar is a two-semester requirement for all Animal Law LLM students. The requirements for the course are flexible by design, allowing students to tailor the seminar to fit their larger career goals. To this end, students must propose and receive approval for an LLM thesis project; for many, the LLM thesis project takes the form of a law review paper on an animal law topic. However, students have also opted to create animal nonprofit organizations, author model animal law legislation for their home jurisdictions, construct animal law curricula, design webinar series, and more. During the fall term, faculty and guests may 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 term, students develop their LLM project in consultation with the professor and present their work to the Animal Law Program. Students are graded based on participation, their LLM project and presentation, and any additional requirements as listed in the course syllabus.