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Animal Rights Law & Jurisprudence (LAW-407)

Steven Wise
2 credits
June 1 - July 1, 2021
ONLINE, synchronous instruction
Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9:00am - 12:00pm PDT

This course will examine the sources and characteristics of legal rights. Why are humans entitled to them, and why non-humans are denied them. We will delve into whether rights should be limited to humans and, if not, what rights should non-human animals be entitled to, and why. We will discuss those cases that have either recognized or not recognized a non-human animal’s legal rights in the United States, India, Pakistan, Argentina, and Colombia.

Steven Wise

Adjunct Law Faculty

Evaluation Method

Class participation; final take-home, open-book exam due ~1 week after class ends