Animal Law (SD 462)
An overview of the application of regulatory enactments and general principals of Tort, Constitutional, Criminal, Contract, Property and Trust Law to domestic animals and owners, and to wildlife and sportsmen/women and conservationists. The course approach will be to analyze and apply federal, state and municipal statutes as well as reported case law using a traditionally styled casebook (specific to animal law), supplemental material as determined by the professor, and practical discussion of both transactional and litigation aspects of animal law. This course is intended to introduce students to the practice area of animal law, to foster legal and social thinking, to enhance analytical writing, and to review basic legal principals.
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