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Center for Animal Law Studies

Animal Rights Law & Jurisprudence (407)

April 09, 2020

Open to L&C law students, visiting law students, and auditors.

Adjunct Professor Steven Wise, JD
2 credits
June 30 - July 10, 2020
Weekdays, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Zoom online format (more details coming)

Studies have proven nonhuman animals have deep emotions, understand each others’ minds, live in complicated societies, transmit culture, use sophisticated communication, solve difficult problems, and even mourn the loss of their loved ones. Just like humans do. However, by law, they are deemed property.

This course will examine the current legal protections for nonhuman animals, the challenge of obtaining standing, and the legal characteristics of fundamental rights.

For more information:

Lindsay Kadish
lkadish@lclark.edu