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LAW 837 - Animal Law (Prof. Satz, Fall 2022)


With the writing component of your seminar in mind, we have compiled a list of useful resources for the topic of animal law. If you have any questions, please request a student research consultation with a librarian using the form linked on the right-hand side of this guide. 

What is Animal Law?

“The breadth of animal law is astonishing.  Animal lawyers handle cases involving dogs who have been declared dangerous and ordered destroyed; advise companies on adopting more humane practices for the farms that supply their food animals; push for appropriate habitats for zoo animals; sue to enforce anti-cruelty laws against circuses; do estate planning for pet owners who want to provide for their companions’ care after their death; work for tighter regulation of the treatment of lab animals; work with animal advocates to craft proposed legislation, seek to prevent the slaughter of wildlife in the way of human development, and on and on.  About half of the bar associations in the United States have a section, committee or other group dedicated to animal law.”

- Maureen Moran (article available from AALL Animal Law Caucus)

Guide Authorship and Currency

Published on August 25, 2022 by Elizabeth Christian, adapted from a guide originally published by Vanessa King.

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