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Animal Law Programs

DUKE UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW
Animal Law 338
Animal Law Outplacement 3380: Placements may be with local attorneys in private practice (handling veterinary malpractice cases, for example), local district attorneys’ offices (working on cruelty prosecutions), or national animal advocacy organizations (such as the Humane Society of the United States, the Animal Legal Defense Fund, or People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals).
Animal Law Clinic 403: Students will be taught relevant areas of substantive law and trained in practical skills appropriate to their likely placements. Guest lecturers will also be invited to talk to the students about practicing in the field of animal law. In addition to attending class and performing their clinical work, students will be expected to keep a detailed journal about their outplacement work or write a paper on an animal law topic.

In addition to the above courses, Duke also allows students to become involved in the Animal Law Project. From their website: The Animal Law Project seeks both to utilize existing law in creative and novel ways and to advocate for appropriate reforms. We want to stimulate discussion both inside and outside the legal system about how best to protect the interests of non-human animals.
For more information about the Project, contact:
Animal Law Project
Duke Law School
Box 90360
Durham, North Carolina 27708
Phone: (919) 613-7169