LLM545 Animal Law

Updated: 21 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 candidature in JD or LLM or SJD prior to 2015; or candidature in LLM from 2015 (rule a or b - Australian); or candidature in LLM from 2015 (rule a or b - non-Australian) and LLM533; or candidature in LLM from 2015 (rule c) and 48cp including LLM533
Co-requisites None
Restrictions LAW345
Notes None
Combined Units LAW345 - 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 specialist and advanced 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 cognitive and creative skills to critically analyse and evaluate the public policies that shape the law regulating animals in light of, jurisprudential, ethical, and philosophical perspectives;
  3. use initative and judgement in identifying, synthesising and consolidating legal concepts, values and rules associated with contemporary animal law issues, and demonstrate a sophisticated ability to employ the skills of legal research, reasoning and argument, to develop and coherently communicate independent opinions on legal issues relevant to complex animal law matters; and
  4. demonstrate an advanced ability to present clear, coherent, well-reasoned and persuasive legal arguments to recommend, evaluate and synthesise and consider future approaches and assessments on the development of animal law.