338.01 Animal Law

This course will examine a number of topics related to the law of animals, including various issues that arise under the laws of property, contracts, torts, and trusts and estates. It will also examine various criminal law issues and constitutional law questions. The class will consider such issues as the definition of "animal" as applicable to anti-cruelty statutes, the doctrines of strict liability and negligence related to injuries caused by animals, the collection of damages for harm to animals, establishing standing for animal suits, first amendment protections, and the nuances of various federal laws. A paper is required.

Spring 2016

Course Number Course Credits Evaluation Method Instructor Meeting Day/Times Room
Course Credits
Marilyn Forbes Phillips Tu 1:45-3:35 PM 4044
Sakai site: https://sakai.duke.edu/portal/site/LAW.338.01.Sp16
Email list: LAW.338.01.Sp16@sakai.duke.edu
Degree Requirements
Course Requirements - JD
Course Requirements - LLM