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Law & Ethics of Animal Testing

NOTE: Online Course Only 

Dates: TBD with LiveChats every weekday

Law & Ethics of Animal Testing explores the complex and oftentimes controversial regulatory framework that governs the use of animals in scientific experiments in biomedical research and in toxicity testing. Students will learn first-hand about the latest litigation and policy developments from experts who are at the forefront of this quickly evolving field. Whether you are new to the topic or a seasoned veteran, this dynamic and fast-paced course will provide you with the tools and knowledge you need to become effective advocates, policy-makers, and analysts in this critically important area of law.

This course is conducted entirely online. The course will consist of a combination of live online chats with Professor Locke, prerecorded lectures accessible online, readings posted on our online platform, and assigned course work. The assigned reading and lectures will be released, based on the content, over the course of the two weeks. In addition, all students will be required to participate in eight online LiveChats with dates and times TBD.

In this course, you will receive direct faculty instruction through LiveChats, webcasts, podcasts, prerecorded video, and online discussion.

This course is open to Lewis & Clark law students, as well as visiting students and auditing students. Visiting students must check with their home schools to ensure the credits are transferable. Lewis & Clark is an ABA-accredited law school, and the credits from the distance learning courses may be eligible for transfer back law schools, depending on the rules of the school accepting the credits for transfer. All students should check with their home school as to the specific rules regarding transfer of credits. Lewis & Clark law students should review the school’s policy on distance learning credits.

Under ABA Standard 306(f),

  • A law school shall not enroll a student in courses qualifying for credit under this Standard until that student has completed instruction equivalent to 28 credit hours toward the JD degree.
  • Lewis & Clark has been approved by the State of Oregon to participate in the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements. NC-SARA is a voluntary, regional approach to state oversight of postsecondary distance education.
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