Animal Law Practicum |
The Animal Law Practicum will illustrate the breadth of case variety an animal attorney may face in practice. Stretching between both criminal and civil proceedings as well as representation outside of the courts, this practicum challenges students to quickly respond to different problems. Students will: work through discreet parts of cases; prepare memoranda, complaints, information requests, contracts, and model legislation; participate in mock hearings; develop political advocacy strategies and platforms; critically review ethical issues within the practice of animal law; and independently review and present on an issue of animal law not otherwise addressed by the course. Guest Speakers will provide additional insight into the practice and give lectures about substantive issues on the law. Importantly, the emphasis of this course will be experiential learning, as students will be practicing their advocacy in each class, receiving on-the-spot critique, and evaluation from instructors and peers.
Credit Hours: 3
ULW: This course does not satisfy the Upper Level Writing requirement (ULW)