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Animal Law and Ethics

About this Course

Covers American law on domesticated animals in the criminal, tort, wills, contract, and constitutional legal contexts. Also considers wildlife and species law and its relationship to the law on individual animals. Students regularly consider ethical issues related to animals as a foundation for current law and possible reform.

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