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Spring 2025 Seminar

Animal Law & Policy Clinical Seminar

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Required Clinic Component: Animal Law Clinic (3-5 spring clinical credits). This clinic and course are bundled; your enrollment in the clinic will automatically enroll you in this required course.

Additional Co-/Pre-Requisites: None.

By Permission: No.
Add/Drop Deadline: December 13, 2024.
LLM Students: LLM students may enroll in this clinic through Helios.

The Animal Law & Policy Clinic Seminar supplements the Animal Law & Policy Clinic. This course examines the core federal statutes that students are likely to apply in the Clinic, including the Endangered Species Act and the Animal Welfare Act. Students will gain practical lawyering skills through class discussions and in-class activities, and build a foundation for an ethical, reflective legal practice. Foundational topics covered will include Article III standing, Administrative Procedure Act review, rulemaking petitions, and basic litigation, regulatory, legislative, and organizing strategies. The seminar will also introduce you to advocacy strategies under federal and state laws.