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JD Graduation Requirements

This course typically satisfies all or some of the following JD graduation requirements:
  • Professional Skills

Animal Law Outplacement

This outplacement course will provide students the opportunity to work on legal matters related to animals. Students are required to complete a minimum of 100 hours of outplacement work under the supervision of practicing attorneys over the course of the semester. 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). The course instructor will assist in making the placements for the students and will maintain close communication with both the students and the placement supervisors on the amount, type, and quality of the work performed. The outplacement will require legal drafting such as preparation of complaints, examination outlines, and legal memoranda.

Students' grades will be based on the quality of their clinical work assessed by the outplacement supervisor and the course instructor.

Please note that course organization and content may vary substantially from semester to semester and descriptions are not necessarily professor specific. Please contact the instructor directly if you have particular course-related questions.

Prerequisite Information

Law 338, Animal Law should be taken before or concurrent with the Animal Law Outplacement.