April 12, 2021

First Online Animal Law LLM Now Offered

The Center for Animal Law Studies at Lewis & Clark Law School launches the only online Animal Law LLM program.

Lawyers from around the world can learn from leading animal law experts with an online Animal Law LLM offered by the Center for Animal Law Studies at Lewis & Clark Law School. The degree is the only Animal Law LLM offered completely online. It represents yet another milestone in the mission of the Center for Animal Law Studies (CALS) to educate the next generation of animal law attorneys and advance animal protection through the law.

Designed for both U.S. and international law graduates and attorneys who want to learn from the comfort of their own homes at a manageable pace, the online part-time degree is designed for those seeking to focus on animal law in practice, teaching, research, academia, policy, and more. We are accepting applications for the inaugural Fall 2021 online Animal Law LLM cohort with a priority deadline of July 1, 2021.

The online Animal Law LLM Degree encompasses 26 credits and is designed to be completed in as few as four semesters, taking approximately two courses per semester in an asynchronous format.

Pamela Hart, Assistant Dean and Executive Director of CALS, says, “We are excited to take animal law education to the next level. Our alumni are already doing transformational work to improve the lives of animals around the world. Now, with our new online Animal Law LLM, the Center for Animal Law Studies will be able to make animal law education more accessible to students in both the US and abroad. We are looking forward to seeing all that our online Animal Law LLM alumni will accomplish to advance animal protection through the law.”

Candidates pursuing the Animal Law LLM degree online can expect a world-class learning experience and access to many of the same courses taught in residence by CALS faculty, as well as by other prominent scholars and practitioners. Students can look forward to a curriculum that features:

  • Animals in the Law
  • Industrial Animal Agriculture Law
  • Introduction to US Legal Studies (for international candidates)
  • Emerging Topics in Animal law
  • Companion Animal Law
  • Crimes Against Animals
  • International Animal Law
  • Aquatic Animal Law
  • The Law & Ethics of Animal Testing
  • Wildlife Law
  • and more

Employing a state-of-the-art online learning platform and working with industry leader Carolina Academic Press, the online Animal Law LLM offers students the opportunity to engage directly with faculty and their peers while also affording them the flexibility necessary to thrive. To read more about our online Animal Law LLM, as well as learn how to apply, go here.