Animal Law Master of Laws (LLM) Program

The world’s only advanced legal degree program in animal law

Animal Law Master of Laws (LLM) Program

The world’s only advanced legal degree program in animal law is now fully online

Earn Your Legal Degree in Animal Law

The LLM program offers an advanced, postgraduate academic legal degree. To be eligible to apply, you must be a graduate of an accredited U.S. or international law school. Additionally, international candidates should confirm their eligibility for the LLM program by making sure their degree is listed here.

Graduate in as few as 18 Months

 

  • Begin the part-time program in the Fall term.
  • The degree requires 26 credit hours (27 for international students) to complete the program.
  • Graduate from the part-time program in just four terms: e.g., Fall, Spring, Summer, and Fall.

Online Animal Law LLM Curriculum

Animal law overlaps with many traditional areas of the law such as torts, criminal, constitutional, and property law. It is rooted in the practical application of statutory and decisional law but also explores legal theory and jurisprudence. In animal law we ask fundamental questions about the nature of a legal right or interest. We examine how the law often creates or entrenches power imbalances, and how those imbalances impact animals.

 

Courses are rigorous and diverse, taught by renowned animal law scholars and practitioners from around the world. You learn from many of the same accomplished and nationally recognized faculty that teach the in-person LLM program. Courses are delivered on an easy-to-use online asynchronous platform. Online LLM students will complete readings, listen to prerecorded lectures, and submit assignments by established deadlines—on a schedule that works for you.

The Animal Law LLM prepares you for advancement in the career path you choose, including specialized practice; policy development, implementation, or enforcement; scholarship or teaching; advocacy; and executive leadership.

 

 

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Important Dates

Fall Application Opens

November 1st, 2022


Fall Application Deadline

May 15th, 2023

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Online Animal Law LLM Curriculum

Animal law overlaps with many traditional areas of the law such as torts, criminal, constitutional, and property law. It is rooted in the practical application of statutory and decisional law but also explores legal theory and jurisprudence. In animal law we ask fundamental questions about the nature of a legal right or interest. We examine how the law often creates or entrenches power imbalances, and how those imbalances impact animals. Animal Law LLM students can look forward to a curriculum that features:
  • Animals in the Law
  • Industrial Animal Agriculture Law
  • Introduction to US Legal Studies
  • Emerging Topics in Animal law
  • Companion Animal Law
  • Crimes Against Animals
  • International Animal Law
  • Aquatic Animal Law
  • The Law & Ethics of Animal Testing; and
  • Global Wild Animal Law
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