How to Start an Animal Law Class at Your School
The following are a few steps to starting an animal law course at your law school. Visit our website for a current list of schools with animal law courses.
- Schedule a meeting with the Dean of Academic Affairs to determine requirements for adding a new course to the curriculum.
- Collaborate with other students interested in animal law. Consider starting a SALDF chapter if there is not one at your school.
- Sponsor student events to generate an interest in animal law.
- Identify and discuss animal law with faculty and/or adjunct faculty members who have an interest in teaching such a course offering. Be prepared to suggest interested instructors to the law school administration.
- Petition the law school
administration to add animal law to the curriculum. This may include a
formal proposal for the administration or submission of a student body
petition. To obtain more information on proposal ideas, please contact
Pamela Hart, director of the Animal Law Program, at email@example.com.
View a sample petition (PDF)