Certificate in Animal Law

This page describes the requirements to obtain a certificate in Animal Law and provides links to the documents that must be submitted to the Registrar’s Office by February 1st for a May graduation date or October 31st for a January graduation date.

Please also visit the Animal Law program page for general information about Animal Law at Lewis & Clark Law School.



Paper Requirement (must submit a copy for each of 2 papers)

Certificate in Animal Law

The Certificate in Animal Law, awarded to qualified Lewis & Clark Law School students upon graduation, recognizes successful curriculum concentration in the field of animal law. In order to receive a Certificate, students who believe they fulfill the requirements must complete an application form and the Paper Requirement form linked in the Documents section above. Students qualify for a Certificate in Animal Law by satisfying the course, paper, and grade point average requirements set forth below.

A. Course Requirements

1. To obtain the certificate, a student must satisfactorily complete the following two courses:

2. In addition, a student must complete eight (8) additional credits of approved Animal Law Courses from the following:

B. Paper Requirement

Two (2) substantial papers on Animal Law topics, approved by an animal law faculty member. Each paper must have a paper requirement document submitted with the professor’s signature.

C. Grade Point Requirement

The student must maintain a minimum GPA of 2.70 in certificate courses.