- Class number: 21705
- Term: Spring 2011
This course provides an introduction to the law regulating human interaction with animals, an area of growing practical and conceptual interest. Specific issues considered include: the definition of 'animal' in anti-cruelty statutes; tort liability for injuries caused by and to animals; veterinary malpractice; trusts and estates issues arising from efforts to direct disposition of animals; the problem of standing in animal-related litigation; constitutional protections for animal owners and animal protection groups; the nuances of various federal laws including the Animal Welfare Act and the Endangered Species Act; and legal issues surrounding animal experimentation, recent efforts at animal cloning and other advances in genomic and neuroscience.
- Date: Thursday 10:00-12:00AM
- Location: ST7
- Catalog number-Section number: 7758-01
- Course Type: Lecture
- Prerequisites: May Satisfy Writing Req.
- Credits (min/max): 2/3
- Notes: Minimum enrollment for this course is 10 students. Instructor will permit students to complete a paper in lieu of the exam, satisfy the upperclass writing requirement and receive 1 additional credit.
- Enrollment status: Open
- Current enrollment/capacity: 19/24
- Reserve population/capacity: 0/0
- Waitlist enrollment/capacity: 0/50
- Grade basis: Graded
- Satisifies Writing Requirement: UCWR
- Exam type: PROCTORED