Animal Law Courses

There are 150 law schools in the U.S. and Canada, and 11 in Australia and New Zealand, that have offered a course in animal law. Interested in starting an animal law class at your school? Learn how! Note: We update this list regularly, but academic schedules change yearly and some courses may no longer be offered. For updated information on a specific course below, please contact the referenced law school directly.

American University Washington College of Law
(NW Washington, DC)
Taught by Alan Nemeth
Course name: Animal Law

Arizona State University, Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law
(Tempe, AZ)
Taught by Patricia Norris
Course name: Animal Law

Australian National University Law School
(Acton ACT, AL)
Taught by Alex Bruce
Course name: Animals and the Law

Barry University Dwayne O. Andreas School of Law
(Orlando, FL)
Taught by Peggy Hoyt
Course name: Animal Rights Seminar

Barry University Dwayne O. Andreas School of Law
(Orlando, FL)
Taught by Fred Kray
Course name: Animal Law and Practice

Yeshiva University Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law
(New York, NY)
Taught by Mariann Sullivan
Course name: Animal Rights Law

Bond University Faculty of Law
(Robina QLD, AL)
Taught by Jackson Walkden-Brown
Course name: Animal Law

Brooklyn Law School
(Brooklyn, NY)
Taught by Piper Hoffman
Course name: Animal Rights Law

California Western School of Law
(San Diego, CA)
Taught by Kristina Hancock
Course name: Animal Law

Campbell University School of Law
(Raleigh, NC)
Taught by Calley Gerber
Course name: Animal Law

Case Western Reserve University School of Law
(Cleveland, OH)
Taught by Jeffrey Holland
Course name: Animal Law

Chapman University School of Law
(Orange, CA)
Taught by Robert Newman
Course name: Animal Law

Charleston School of Law
(Charleston, SC)
Taught by TBD
Course name: Animal Law

Cleveland State University Marshall College of Law
(Cleveland, OH)
Taught by Benita Pearson
Course name: Animal Law

Columbia Law School
(New York, NY)
Taught by Mariann Sullivan
Course name: Animal Law

Cornell Law School
(Ithaca, NY)
Taught by Sherry Colb
Course name: Animal Rights Law

Creighton University School of Law
(Omaha, NE)
Taught by Carol C. Knoepfler
Course name: Animal Law

Dalhousie University Schulich School of Law
(Halifax, NS)
Taught by Vaughan Black
Course name: Animals and the Law

DePaul University College of Law
(Chicago, IL)
Taught by TBD
Course name: Animal Law

Drexel University Earl Mack School of Law
(Philadelphia, PA)
Taught by Dara Lovitz
Course name: Animal Law

Duke University School of Law
(Durham, NC)
Taught by Marilyn Forbes
Course name: Animal Law

Duquesne University School of Law
(Pittsburgh, PA)
Taught by Deborah Jugan
Course name: Animal Law

Emory University School of Law
(Atlanta, GA)
Taught by Ani Satz
Course name: Animal Law

Flinders University Law School
(Adelaide, AL)
Taught by Lesley Petrie
Course name: Animal Law

Florida A&M University College of Law
(Orlando, FL)
Taught by Randall Abate
Course name: Animal Law

Florida Coastal School of Law
(Jacksonville, FL)
Taught by Elizabeth DeCoux
Course name: Animal Law & Advocacy

Florida State University College of Law
(Tallahassee, FL)
Taught by Patricia Matthews
Course name: Animal Law

Fordham University School of Law
(New York, NY)
Taught by TBD
Course name: Animal Law

George Mason University School of Law
(Arlington, VA)
Taught by Ralph Henry
Course name: Animal Law Seminar

George Washington University Law School
(Washington, DC)
Taught by Joan Schaffner
Course name: Animal Rights Seminar

George Washington University Law School
(Washington, DC)
Taught by Ethan Eddy
Course name: Wildlife and Ecosystems Law

George Washington University Law School
(2000 H Street Northwest, DC)
Taught by Nancy Perry
Course name: Animal Law

Georgetown University Law Center
(Washington, DC)
Taught by Jonathan Lovvorn
Course name: Animal Protection Litigation Seminar

Golden Gate University School of Law
(San Francisco, CA)
Taught by Brent Plater
Course name: Animal and Wildlife Law

Gonzaga University School of Law
(Spokane, WA)
Taught by Megan Ballard
Course name: Animal Law

Griffith University Law School
(Southport , AL)
Taught by Steven White
Course name: Animal Law

Hamline University School of Law
(Saint Paul, MN)
Taught by Amanda Prutzman
Course name: Animal Law

Harvard Law School
(Cambridge, MA)
Taught by Paul Waldau
Course name: Animal Law

Harvard Law School
(Cambridge, MA)
Taught by Jonathan Lovvorn
Course name: Wildlife Law

Hofstra University School of Law
(Hempstead, NY)
Taught by TBD
Course name: Animal Law

Illinois Institute of Technology Chicago-Kent College of Law
(Chicago, IL)
Taught by Keith Harley
Course name: Animal Law Seminar

Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law
(Indianapolis, IN)
Taught by Judith Ford Anspach
Course name: Animals and the Law

John F. Kennedy University School of Law
(Pleasant Hill, CA)
Taught by Joyce Tischler
Course name: Animal Law

Lewis & Clark Law School
(Portland, OR)
Taught by Kathy Hessler
Email: cals@lclark.edu Course name: Animal Law Clinic I & II

Lewis & Clark Law School
(Portland, OR)
Taught by Jacob Bush
Email: cals@lclark.edu Course name: Moot Court: NALC Closing Argument

Lewis & Clark Law School
(Portland, OR)
Taught by TBD
Course name: Animal Law Litigation

Lewis & Clark Law School
(Portland, OR)
Taught by Natasha Dolezal
Email: cals@lclark.edu Course name: Moot Court: NALC Leg/Lobby & Drafting

Lewis & Clark Law School
(Portland, OR)
Taught by TBD
Email: cals@lclark.edu Course name: Emerging Law Policy/Companion Animals

Lewis & Clark Law School
(Portland, OR)
Taught by Russ Mead
Email: cals@lclark.edu Course name: Animals in Agriculture: Law and Policy Seminar

Lewis & Clark Law School
(Portland, OR)
Taught by Craig Johnston
Course name: Environmental & Animal Law Advocacy I & II

Lewis & Clark Law School
(Portland, OR)
Taught by Russ Mead
Email: cals@lclark.edu Course name: General Counsel Topics: Animal Law Seminar

Lewis & Clark Law School
(Portland, OR)
Taught by Kathy Hessler
Email: cals@lclark.edu Course name: Advanced Animal Law Clinic

Lewis & Clark Law School
(Portland, OR)
Taught by Pamela Frasch
Email: cals@lclark.edu Course name: Animal Law Graduate LLM Seminar I & II

Lewis & Clark Law School
(Portland, OR)
Taught by Dan Rohlf
Email: cals@lclark.edu Course name: Wildlife Law

Lewis & Clark Law School
(Portland, OR)
Taught by Stephen Wise
Email: cals@lclark.edu Course name: Animal Rights Law & Jurisprudence

Lewis & Clark Law School
(Portland, OR)
Taught by Stephan Otto
Email: cals@lclark.edu Course name: Internship: Animal Law Legislation Seminar

Lewis & Clark Law School
(Portland, OR)
Taught by Tami Gierloff
Email: cals@lclark.edu Course name: Advanced Legal Research: Animal Law

Lewis & Clark Law School
(Portland, OR)
Taught by Heidi Moawad
Email: cals@lclark.edu Course name: Animal Cruelty: The Link to Domestic Violence & Policy

Lewis & Clark Law School
(Portland, OR)
Taught by TBD
Email: cals@lclark.edu Course name: Agricultural Enviromental Law Seminar

Lewis & Clark Law School
(Portland, OR)
Taught by Kathryn Hall
Email: cals@lclark.edu Course name: Equine Law Seminar

Lewis & Clark Law School
(Portland, OR)
Taught by Erica Lyman
Email: cals@lclark.edu Course name: International Wildlife Law

Lewis & Clark Law School
(Portland, OR)
Taught by Kathy Hessler
Email: cals@lclark.edu Course name: Kenya Legal Project

Lewis & Clark Law School
(Portland, OR)
Taught by TBD
Email: cals@lclark.edu Course name: Pacific Salmon Law Seminar

Lewis & Clark Law School
(Portland, OR)
Taught by TBD
Email: cals@lclark.edu Course name: Sustainable Food and Agriculture Seminar

Lewis & Clark Law School
(Portland, OR)
Taught by Rebecca Huss
Email: cals@lclark.edu Course name: Transactional Approach to Animal Law

Lewis & Clark Law School
(Portland, OR)
Taught by Ramona Illea
Email: cals@lclark.edu Course name: Animal Legal Philosophy & Development

Lewis & Clark Law School
(Portland, OR)
Taught by Gieri Bolliger
Email: cals@lclark.edu Course name: Comparative International Animal Law

Lewis & Clark Law School
(Portland, OR)
Taught by Paul Locke
Email: cals@lclark.edu Course name: Law of Humane Science

Lewis & Clark Law School
(Portland, OR)
Taught by Pamela Frasch
Email: cals@lclark.edu Course name: Advanced Animal Law Seminar

Lewis & Clark Law School
(Portland, OR)
Taught by Pamela Frasch
Email: cals@lclark.edu Course name: Animal Law Fundamentals

Lewis & Clark Law School
(Portland, OR)
Taught by Nancy Perry
Email: cals@lclark.edu Course name: Animal Law: Policy Influences through Legislation, Lobbying & Litigation

Lewis & Clark Law School
(Portland, OR)
Taught by Scott Heiser
Email: cals@lclark.edu Course name: Crimes Against Animals: Law & Policy

Loyola Law School
(Los Angeles, CA)
Taught by Sande Buhai
Course name: Animal Law

Loyola University New Orleans School of Law
(New Orleans, LA)
Taught by TBD
Course name: Animal Law

Marquette University Law School
(Milwaukee, WI)
Taught by Megan Senatori
Course name: Animal Law

Massachusetts School of Law
(Andover, MA)
Taught by Holly Vietzke
Course name: Animal Law

McGill University Faculty of Law
(Montreal, QC)
Taught by Wendy Ann Adams
Course name: Animals, Persons, and Legal Relations

Mercer University Walter F. George School of Law
(Macon, GA)
Taught by TBD
Course name: Animal Law Seminar

Michigan State University College of Law
(East Lansing, MI)
Taught by David Favre
Course name: Animal Law

Monash University Faculty of Law
(Clayton VIC, AL)
Taught by Dr. Joanna Kyriakakis
Course name: Animal Law

New York Law School
(New York, NY)
Taught by Sherry Ramsey
Course name: Animal Law

New York University School of Law
(New York, NY)
Taught by David Wolfson
Course name: Animal Law

New York University School of Law
(New York, NY)
Taught by David Wolfson
Course name: Farmed Animal Law and Policy

Northeastern University School of Law
(Boston, MA)
Taught by Jon Rankin
Course name: Animal Law

Northwestern University School of Law
(Chicago, IL)
Taught by Cherie Travis
Course name: Animal Law Seminar

Nova Southeastern University Shepard Broad Law Center
(Ft. Lauderdale-Davie, FL)
Taught by Phyllis Coleman
Course name: Animal Law

Nova Southeastern University Shepard Broad Law Center
(Ft. Lauderdale-Davie, FL)
Taught by Phyllis Coleman
Course name: Animal Law Legislation Seminar

Pace Law School
(White Plains, NY)
Taught by David Cassuto
Course name: Animal Law

Pennsylvania State University Dickinson School of Law
(Carlisle, PA)
Taught by Teresa Lazo
Course name: Animal Law

Pepperdine University School of Law
(Malibu, CA)
Taught by Richard L. Cupp
Course name: Animal Law

Quinnipiac University School of Law
(Hamden, CT)
Taught by Linda Meyer
Course name: Animal Law

Rutgers University School of Law Newark
(Newark, NJ)
Taught by Gary Francione
Course name: Animal Law/Animal Rights: Theory and Practice

Rutgers University School of Law Camden
(Camden, NJ)
Taught by Ellen Goodman
Course name: Animal Law

Santa Clara University School of Law
(Santa Clara, CA)
Taught by TBD
Course name: Animal Law

Seattle University School of Law
(Seattle, WA)
Taught by Adam Karp
Course name: Animal Law

Seton Hall University School of Law
(Newark, NJ)
Taught by Bob Martin
Course name: Animal Law

South Texas College of Law
(Houston, TX)
Taught by Fran Ortiz
Course name: Animal Law

South Texas College of Law
(Houston, TX)
Taught by Fran Ortiz
Course name: Animal Law Clinic

Southern Cross University School of Law & Justice
(Sydney, AL)
Taught by Anne Schillmoller
Course name: Animal Law

Southern Illinois University School of Law
(Carbondale, IL)
Taught by Valery C. Behan
Course name: Animal Law

Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law
(Dallas, TX)
Taught by Yolanda Eisenstein
Course name: Animal Law

Southwestern Law School
(Los Angeles, CA)
Taught by Drew Alexis
Course name: Animal Law

St. John’s University School of Law
(Queens, NY)
Taught by Jennifer McMahon
Course name: Animal Law

University of St. Thomas School of Law
(Miami, FL)
Taught by Steven Wise
Course name: Animal Rights Jurisprudence

Stanford Law School
(Palo Alto, CA)
Taught by Bruce Wagman
Course name: Animal Law

Stetson University College of Law
(Gulfport, FL)
Taught by Jennifer Dietz
Course name: Animal Law Seminar

Stetson University College of Law
(Gulfport, FL)
Taught by Peter Fitzgerald
Course name: International Animal Law Seminar

Syracuse University College of Law
(Syracuse, NY)
Taught by Tucker Culbertson
Course name: Animal Law

Temple University James E. Beasley School of Law
(Philadelphia, PA)
Taught by Dara Lovitz
Course name: Animal Law

Texas Tech University School of Law
(Lubbock, TX)
Taught by J. Wesley Cochran
Course name: Animal Law

Texas A&M University School of Law
(Fort Worth, TX)
Taught by Donald Feare
Course name: Animal Law

The John Marshall Law School
(Chicago, IL)
Taught by Susann MacLachan
Course name: Animal Law

Faulkner University Thomas Goode Jones School of Law
(Montgomery, AL)
Taught by Mary Craig
Course name: Animal Law

Thomas Jefferson School of Law
(San Diego, CA)
Taught by Michael Martindill
Course name: Animal Law

Thomas M. Cooley Law School
(Lansing, MI)
Taught by TBD
Course name: Animal Law

Touro Law Center
(Central Islip, NY)
Taught by John Maher
Course name: Animal Law

Tufts Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine
(North Grafton, MA)
Taught by Martha Grace
Course name: Animal Law

Tulane University Law School
(New Orleans, LA)
Taught by Carney Anne Nasser
Course name: Animal Law Seminar

Tulane University Law School
(New Orleans, LA)
Taught by Oliver Houck
Course name: Environmental Law: Endangered Species & Biodiversity Seminar

University of Akron School of Law
(Akron, OH)
Taught by Richard Strong & Sarah Morath
Course name: Animal Law Seminar

University of Alberta Faculty of Law
(Edmonton, AB)
Taught by Peter Sankoff
Course name: Animals and the Law

University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law
(Tucson, AZ)
Taught by Sara Dent
Course name: Animal Law

University of Arkansas School of Law
(Fayetteville, AR)
Taught by Pamela Vesilind
Course name: Animal Law

University of Arkansas School of Law
(Fayetteville, AR)
Taught by Pamela Vesilind
Course name: Farmed Animal Welfare (LL.M.)

University of Arkansas, William H. Bowen School of Law
(Little Rock, AR)
Taught by Michael Flannery
Course name: Animal Law

University of Baltimore School of Law
(Baltimore, MD)
Taught by Alan Nemeth
Course name: Animal Law Seminar

University of British Columbia Faculty of Law
(Vancouver, BC, AL)
Taught by Rebeka Breder
Course name: Animal Law

University of California, Berkeley School of Law
(Berkeley, CA)
Taught by Bruce Wagman
Course name: Animal Law

University of California, Davis School of Law
(Davis, CA)
Taught by Jerrold Tannenbaum
Course name: Animal Law Seminar

University of California, Hastings College of Law
(San Francisco, CA)
Taught by Bruce Wagman
Course name: Animal Law

University of California Irvine School of Law
(Irvine, CA)
Taught by Drew Alexis
Course name: Animal Law

University of California, Los Angeles School of Law
(Los Angeles, CA)
Taught by Taimie Bryant
Course name: Animal Law

University of Chicago Law School
(Chicago, IL)
Taught by Vince Field
Course name: Animal Law

University of Connecticut School of Law
(Hartford, CT)
Taught by Jessica Rubin
Course name: Animal Law

University of Denver School of Law
(Denver, CO)
Taught by Jay Tutchton
Course name: Civil Rights Seminar: Animal Rights

University of Detroit Mercy School of Law
(Detroit, MI)
Taught by Ann Griffin
Course name: Animal Law Seminar

University of Florida Levin College of Law
(Gainesville, FL)
Taught by Elizabeth DeCoux
Course name: Animals and the Law

University of Houston Law Center
(Houston, TX)
Taught by Amy Bures Danna
Course name: Animal Law

University of Kansas School of Law
(Lawrence, KS)
Taught by Michael Hoeflich
Course name: Animal Rights Seminar

University of Kentucky College of Law
(Lexington, KY)
Taught by Roberta Harding
Course name: Animal Rights

University of Maine School of Law
(Portland, ME)
Taught by Sarah Schindler
Course name: Animal Law

University of Maryland School of Law
(Baltimore, MD)
Taught by Susan Hankin
Course name: Animals and the Law Seminar

University of Maryland School of Law
(Baltimore, MD)
Taught by Valerie Stanley
Course name: Animal Law

University of Massachusetts School of Law
(North Dartmouth, MA)
Taught by Robert Fennessy
Course name: Animal Rights Law

University of Melbourne Law School
(Parkville VIC, AL)
Taught by Graeme Mcewen
Email: gmcewen@unimelb.edu.au Course name: Animal Law

University of Miami School of Law
(Coral Gables, FL)
Taught by Stefanie Kuerpick
Course name: Animal Law

University of Michigan Law School
(Ann Arbor, MI)
Taught by Nicole Appleberry
Course name: Animal Law

University of Missouri, Kansas City Law School
(Kansas City, MO)
Taught by Dana Apple
Course name: Animal Law

University of Montana School of Law
(Missoula, MT)
Taught by Stacey Gordon
Course name: Animal Law

University of New Brunswick Faculty of Law
(Fredericton, NB, AL)
Taught by Myron L. Gochnauer
Course name: Animal Law

University of New Hampshire School of Law
(Concord, NH)
Taught by Patricia Morris
Course name: Animal Law

University of New Mexico School of Law
(Albuquerque, NM)
Taught by Marsha L. Baum
Course name: Animal Law Seminar

University of New South Wales Faculty of Law
(Sydney, AK)
Taught by Tara Ward
Course name: Animal Law

University of North Carolina School of Law
(Chapel Hill, NC)
Taught by Calley Gerber
Course name: Animal Law

University of Oregon School of Law
(Eugene, OR)
Taught by Caroline Forell
Course name: Animal Law Seminar

University of Ottawa Faculty of Law
(Ottawa, ON)
Taught by Daphne Gilbert
Course name: Animal Law

University of Pennsylvania Law School
(Philadelphia, PA)
Taught by Penny Conly Ellison
Course name: Animal Law and Ethics

University of Québec in Montréal, Department of Legal Sciences
(Montreal, AL)
Taught by Martine Lachance
Course name: Animal Species and the Law

University of San Diego School of Law
(San Diego, CA)
Taught by Jane Henning
Course name: Animal Law

University of Sydney Law School
(Darlington NSW , AL)
Taught by Celeste Black
Course name: Animal Law

University of Technology, Sydney, Faculty of Law
(Ultimo NSW, AL)
Taught by Sophie Riley
Course name: Animal Law and Policy in Australia

University of Tennessee College of Law
(Knoxville, TN)
Taught by Joan Hemingway
Course name: Animals, Ethics, and Law

University of Texas School of Law
(Austin, TX)
Taught by Susan Hightower
Course name: Animal Law

University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law
(Sacramento, CA)
Taught by Julie Davies
Course name: Animal Law

University of Toronto Faculty of Law
(Toronto, ON)
Taught by Lesli Bisgould
Course name: Introduction to Animals and the Law

University of Victoria Faculty of Law
(Victoria, BC)
Taught by Maneesha Deckha
Course name: Animals, Culture and the Law

University of Virginia School of Law
(Charlottesville, VA)
Taught by Margaret Riley
Course name: Animal Law

University of Washington School of Law
(Seattle, WA)
Taught by Matt Penzer
Course name: Animal Law

University of Washington School of Law
(Seattle, WA)
Taught by Robert Anderson
Course name: Wildlife Law Seminar

University of Windsor Faculty of Law
(Windsor, ON)
Taught by Jerry Simonelli
Course name: Introduction to Animals and the Law

University of Wisconsin Law School
(Madison, WI)
Taught by Megan Senatori
Course name: Animal Law

University of Wollongong Faculty of Law
(Circular Quay NSW, AK)
Taught by Elizabeth Ellis
Course name: Animal Law

Valparaiso University Law School
(Valparaiso, IN)
Taught by Rebecca Huss
Course name: Animal Law

Vanderbilt University Law School
(Nashville, TN)
Taught by TBD
Course name: Animal Law

Vermont Law School
(South Royalton, VT)
Taught by Steven Wise
Course name: Animal Rights Jurisprudence

Vermont Law School
(South Royalton, VT)
Taught by Pamela Vesilind
Course name: Animals and the Law

Vermont Law School
(South Royalton, VT)
Taught by Reed Elizabeth Loder
Course name: Animal Law and Ethics

Vermont Law School
(South Royalton, VT)
Taught by Pamela Vesilind
Course name: The Law of Animals in Agriculture

Wake Forest University School of Law
(Winston-Salem, NC)
Taught by Sue Grebeldinger
Course name: Animal Law

Wayne State University Law School
(Detroit, MI)
Taught by Jerry Simonelli
Course name: Introduction to Animals and the Law

Western State University College of Law
(Fullerton, CA)
Taught by Robert Newman
Course name: Animal Law

Whittier Law School
(Costa Mesa, CA)
Taught by Tom Kelch
Course name: Animal Law

Whittier Law School
(Costa Mesa, CA)
Taught by Tom Kelch
Course name: International and Comparative Animal Law

Widener University School of Law, Delaware Campus
(Wilmington, DE)
Taught by Verne Smith
Course name: Animal Law

Willamette University College of Law
(Salem, OR)
Taught by Scott Beckstead
Course name: Animal Law

Willamette University College of Law
(Salem, OR)
Taught by James Adams
Course name: Wildlife Law

William and Mary Law School
(Williamsburg, VA)
Taught by Michelle Welch
Course name: Animal Law Seminar

William Mitchell College of Law
(Saint Paul, MN)
Taught by Corwin Kruse
Course name: Animal Law

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