Fall 2021 • Seminar
Animal Law & Policy Clinical Seminar
Required Clinic Component: Animal Law Clinic (3-5 fall 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: Yes. Applications from JD students are due by June 25, 2021.
Add/Drop Deadline: August 13, 2021.
LLM Students: LLM students may apply to the clinic through the LLM General Clinic Application.
This two-credit seminar is the required classroom component for students enrolled in the Animal Law and Policy Clinic and will be available only to those students. The seminar will introduce students to the overarching issues that non-human animal law advocates face in their work, including Article III standing, Administrative Procedure Act review, rulemaking petitions, open-government laws, and basic litigation, legislative, administrative, and organizing strategies. The seminar will also teach students how to pursue advocacy under several substantive areas of the law, including (but not limited to) the Endangered Species Act, the National Environmental Policy Act, the Animal Welfare Act, the Humane Slaughter Act, the Marine Mammal Protection Act, the Wild Horse and Burros Act, and state animal cruelty codes.
Note: This seminar will meet in the ALPC offices at 1607 Mass Ave.