Animal Law Courses

There are 161 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.

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 Melissa Kindle
Course name: Animal Rights Seminar

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

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

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

Flinders University Law School
(Adelaide, AL)
Taught by Lesley Petrie
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

Free University of Berlin Veterinary Medicine School
(Kaiserswerther Str. 16-18)
Taught by Joerg Luy
Course name: Introduction to Animal Welfare Ethics and Law

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

Georgia State University College of Law
(Atlanta, GA)
Taught by Megan Boyd
Course name: Animal Law

Harvard Law School
(Cambridge, MA)
Taught by Kristen Stilt
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

Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law
(Indianapolis, IN)
Taught by Judith Ford Anspach
Course name: Animals and the 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 Natasha Dolezal
Email: cals@lclark.edu Course name: Moot Court: NALC Leg/Lobby & Drafting

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: Nonprofit 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 Steven 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 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 Kathy Hessler
Email: cals@lclark.edu Course name: Animal Law Fundamentals

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

Liverpool John Moores University School of Law
(Liverpool, England, AL)
Taught by Simon Brooman
Course name: Animal Law

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

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

Middlesex University School of Law
(London)
Taught by Angus Nurse
Course name: Environmental Justice and Green Criminology

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

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

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

Rutgers University School of Law Camden
(Camden, NJ)
Taught by Ellen Goodman
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

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

Strasbourg University The European Center for Studies and Research in Ethics
( 4 Rue Blaise Pascal)
Taught by TBD
Course name: Animal Law

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

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

The State University of New York Buffalo Law School
(Buffalo, NY)
Taught by Kim Diana Connolly
Course name: Animal Law Clinic

The University of Aberdeen School of Law
(Aberdeen)
Taught by Mike Radford
Course name: Animal Welfare Law

Faulkner University Thomas Goode Jones School of Law
(Montgomery, AL)
Taught by Mary Craig
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 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 Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law
(Tucson, AZ)
Taught by Sara Dent
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 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 Eastern Finland Law School
(80100 Joensuu)
Taught by TBD
Course name: Animal Law and Policy

University of Edinburgh Law School
(South Bridge Edinburgh)
Taught by Fritha Langford
Course name: Animal Ethics, Policy, and Law

University of Essex School of Law
(Colchester )
Taught by Darren Calley
Course name: Animal Protection and Wildlife Law

University of Glasgow School of Law
(Glasgow )
Taught by Dan Haydon
Course name: Legislation Related to Animal Welfare

University of Hong Kong Faculty of Law
(Pok Fu Lam)
Taught by Amanda Whitfort
Course name: Animal Law

University of Houston Law Center
(Houston, TX)
Taught by Sarah Morath
Course name: Animal Law

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

University of Lincoln Law School
(Lincoln )
Taught by TBD
Course name: Animal Law and Ethics

University of Lincoln School of Life Sciences
(Lincoln)
Taught by TBD
Course name: Animal Protection

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

University of New Mexico School of Law
(Albuquerque, NM)
Taught by Marsha L. Baum
Course name: Animal Ecosystems: Urban, Rural and Wild

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

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 Richmond School of Law
(Richmond, VA)
Taught by Ashley Dobbs
Course name: Animal Law

University of Silesia Faculty of Law and Administration
(Bankowa 12)
Taught by TBD
Course name: Ethical Problems of Contemporary Law: People, Animals, Medicine

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 Tulsa College of Law
(Tulsa, OK)
Taught by TBD
Course name: International Animal Law

University of Vienna Law School
(Universitätsring 1)
Taught by Wolfgang Wessely
Course name: Austrian and European Animal Protection 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 & Adam Karp
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: 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

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

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