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Tulane Law School strives to create opportunities that enhance our students' practical skillsets in order to better prepare them for their jobs following law school. Through partnerships with local legal professionals, alumni, employers and law school faculty, Tulane Law works to supplement the classroom experience with programs such as Intersession "Boot Camp", externships, judicial clerkships and pro bono opportunities.

 
 
  
Animal Law

Course Description
This course will cover the substance and principles of existing law as it addresses nonhuman animals.  This will include animal issues raised in the areas of criminal law, torts, property, constitutional law, contracts, wills and trusts, and various animal-focused federal statutes.  Students will assess the future possibilities of using various legal concepts and tools, such as “rights,” “legal personhood,” and “standing,” to address the relationship of humans to living beings outside the human species.  The seminar will address how cultural traditions affect conceptualization of legal protections and existing rights with which court systems and lawyers must deal regarding animal issues.   (2 credits)
Upcoming Semester Offered
Spring 2013
   
 
   

Academic Programs Contact:
Office of Academic Services
Weinmann Hall, Suite 204
6329 Freret Street
New Orleans, LA 70118
tel 504.865.5935
fax 504.862.8373
ctimmons@tulane.edu

Admission Contact:
Office of Admission
Weinmann Hall, Suite 203
6329 Freret Street
New Orleans, LA 70118
tel 504.865.5930
fax 504.865.6710
admissions@law.tulane.edu

 
 
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