LAW345 Animal Law

Updated: 20 March 2019
Credit Points 6
Offering Not offered in 2020
Intensive School(s)

Intensive schools are for students enrolled in Online Mode only, unless specified in the notes.

Start Finish Attendance Notes
Non-Mandatory Intensive school held at UNE Sydney Campus. The Intensive School will be held if there are sufficient participants. Dates to be advised.
Supervised Exam There is no supervised examination.
Pre-requisites 36cp in Law
Co-requisites None
Restrictions LLM545
Notes None
Combined Units LLM545 - Animal Law
Coordinator(s) To be advised
Unit Description

Animal law seeks to understand how the law governs our interactions with animals. It will cover existing animal welfare legislation and consider how different philosophical and ethical and jurisprudential perspectives inform the ways in which law regulates animals. The focus of the unit will be on comparing and contrasting the differing regulatory arrangements in respect of: companion animals, wildlife and endangered species; farm animals and related Agribusiness areas (farming practices, feedlots, environmental regulation, road transport and export); scientific experimentation; the entertainment industry (circuses, zoos and rodeos) and commercial food production. Consideration will also be given to international developments in animal law and role of lawyers in the litigation and enforcement of animal law matters.

Materials Textbook information will be displayed approximately 8 weeks prior to the commencement of the teaching period. Please note that textbook requirements may vary from one teaching period to the next.
Disclaimer Unit information may be subject to change prior to commencement of the teaching period.
Assessment Assessment information will be published prior to commencement of the teaching period.
Learning Outcomes (LO) Upon completion of this unit, students will be able to:
  1. demonstrate a broad and coherent understanding of the nature and scope of animal law legislation and regulatory arrangements in a range of industry contexts in international and domestic settings;
  2. use well-developed cognitive and creative skills to exercise reflective and critical thinking, and professional judgement in demonstrating an understanding of how the relevant law can be applied to address contemporary issues and problems relating to animal law generally;
  3. use initiative and judgement to critically analyse, synthesise, evaluate and consolidate legal, eithical, historical and philosophical principles, legislative provisions and principles of case law relating to animal law matters to construct persuasive legal arguments and solutions to face based problems in respect of these matters; and
  4. produce clear and coherent written communications that demonstrate the skills of legal research techniques, reasoning and argument to develop independent views on legal issues relevant to animal law matters, and make assessments of where animal law can be expected to develop in the future.