Animal Law Courses

There are now at least 119 law schools in the United States that offer or have offered credit for an animal law course and/or seminar. Some courses may not be offered every semester and the instructors are subject to change. Please contact the law school offering the course for further details.

U.S. law schools that offer or have offered credit for a course in animal law
American University Washington College of Law
(Washington, DC)
Instructor: Alan Nemeth

Arizona State University College of Law
(Tempe, Arizona)
Instructor: Stephanie Nichols-Young

Barry University Dwayne O. Andreas School of Law(Orlando, Florida)
Instructor: Peggy Hoyt

Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law
(New York, NY)
Spring Session
Instructor: David Wolfson and Eva Hanks

Boston College Law School(Newton, MA)
Instructor: Nadine Pellegrini

Boston University School of Law
(Boston, MA)
Instructor: Lois Woocher Karfunkel

Brooklyn Law School
(Brooklyn, NY)
Instructor: Mariann Sullivan

California Western School of Law
(San Diego, CA)
Instructor: Professor Kristina A. Hancock

Case Western Reserve University
(Cleveland, OH)
Instructor: Kathy Hessler

Chapman University School of Law
(Orange, CA)
Instructor: Robert Newman

Chicago-Kent College of Law
(Chicago, IL)
Instructor: Beth Henning

Cleveland Marshall College of Law
(Cleveland, OH)
Instructor: Benita Pearson

Columbia Law School
(New York, NY)
Instructor: David Wolfson

Cornell Law School
(Ithaca, NY)
Instructor: Dana Campbell

DePaul University College of Law
(Chicago, IL)
Instructor: Cherie Travis / Margit LivingstonCourse Description

Drake University(Des Moines, IA)
Instructor: Danielle Shelton

Duke University School of Law
(Durham, NC)
Instructor: William Reppy

Emory University School of Law
(Atlanta, GA)
Instructor: Ani B. Satz

Faulkner University – Thomas Goode Jones School of Law
(Montgomery, AL)
Instructor: Mary Craig

Florida Coastal School of Law
(Jacksonville, FL)
Instructor: Elizabeth DeCoux

Florida State University College of Law
(Tallahassee, FL)
Instructor: Cindy McNeely

Fordham University School of Law
(New York, NY)
Instructor: David Cassuto

George Mason University Law School
(Arlington, VA)
Instructors: Jonathan Lovvorn and Nancy Perry

George Washington University Law School
(Washington, DC)
Instructor: Nancy Perry and Jonathan Lovvorn

Georgetown University Law Center
(Washington, DC)
Instructor: Valerie Stanley

Golden Gate University
(San Francisco, CA)
Instructor: Brent Plater

Gonzaga University School of Law
(Spokane, WA)
Instructor: Megan J. Ballard

Hamline University School of Law
(Saint Paul, MN)
Course not currently offered.
Instructor: Lee Scholder and Barbara Gislason

Harvard Law School
(Cambridge, MA)
Instructor: Paul Waldau

Hastings College of the Law
(San Francisco, CA)
Instructor: Bruce Wagman

Hofstra University School of Law
(Hempstead, NY)
Instructor: John DeWitt Gregory

Indiana University School of Law – Indianapolis
(Indianapolis, IN)
Instructor: Judith Anspach

The John Marshall Law School
(Chicago, IL)
Instructor: Stephen Wise

Lewis & Clark College
(Portland, OR)
Instructor: Pamela Frasch

Animal Law Clinical Internship Seminar
Instructor: Laura Ireland Moore

Summer Course: Legislation, Lobbying, and Litigation
Instructor: Nancy Perry and Jonathan Lovvorn

Loyola Marymount University Law School
(Los Angeles, CA)

Loyola University New Orleans School of Law
(New Orleans, LA)
Instructor: Delcianna Winders

Marquette Univeristy Law School
(Milwaukee, WI)
Instructor: Megan Senatori

Massachusetts School of Law at Andover
(Andover, MA)
Instructor: Diane Sullivan

Mercer University – Walter F. George School of Law
(Macon, GA)
Instructor: Richard W. Creswell

Michigan State University College of Law
(Detroit, MI)
Instructor: David Favre

New England School of Law(Boston, MA)
Instructor: Jonathon Cantor

New York Law School(New York, NY)
Instructor: Sherry Ramsey

New York University School of Law
(New York, NY)
Instructor: David Wolfson

Northeastern University School of Law(Boston, MA)

Northern Kentucky University Salmon P. Chase College of Law
(Highland Heights, KY)
Instructor: Caryl Yzenbaard (Last taught, Spring, 2001)

Northwestern University School of Law
(Chicago, IL)
Instructor: Leigh Bienen

Nova Southeastern University Sheppard Broad Law Center
(Davie, FL)
Instructor: Phyllis G. ColemanCourse Description

Pace Law School
(White Plains, NY)
Instructor: David Cassuto

Pennsylvania State University – Dickinson School of Law
(Carlisle, PA)
Instructor: Patti Bednarik

Pepperdine University School of Law
(Malibu, CA)
Instructor: Richard Cupp

Quinnipiac University School of Law
(Hamden, CT)
Taught by: Gail Stern and Linda Meyer

Rutgers School of Law Camden
(Camden, NJ)

Rutgers School of Law Newark
(Newark, NJ)
Animal Rights: Theory and Practice
Instructor: Gary L. Francione and Anna E. CharltonCourse Description

San Joaquin College of Law
(Fresno, CA)
Instructor: Sarah Schmidt

Santa Barbara and Ventura Colleges of Law
(Santa Barbara and Ventura, CA)
Instructor: Shannon Keith

Santa Clara University School of Law
(Santa Clara, CA)
Instructors: Corey Evans and Geneva Page

Seattle University School of Law
(Seattle, WA)
Instructor: Adam Karp

South Texas College of Law
(Houston, TX)
Instructor: Fran Ortiz

Southern Methodist University School of Law(Dallas, TX)
Instructor: Yolanda Eisenstein

Southern New England School of Law
(North Dartmouth, MA)
Instructor: Robert H. Fennessy

Southwestern Law School
(Los Angeles, CA)

St. John’s University School of Law(Queens, NY)
Instructor: Jennifer S. McMahon

St. Thomas University School of Law
(Miami, FL)
Instructor: Steven Wise

Stanford Law School
(Stanford, CA)

Stetson University College of Law
(Gulfport, FL)
Instructor: Jennifer A. Dietz
Suffolk University Law School
(Boston, MA)
Instructor: Paul Waldau

Temple University School of Law
(Philadelphia, PA)
Instructor: Dara Lovitz

Texas Wesleyan University School of Law
(Fort Worth, TX)
Instructor: Don Feare

Thomas Jefferson School of Law(San Diego, CA)

Thomas M. Cooley Law School
(Lansing, MI)

Tulane University Law School
(New Orleans, LA)
Instructor: Marilyn David

University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law
(Tucson, AZ)
Instructor: Christopher Wencker

University of Arkansas School of Law
(Fayetteville, AR)
Instructor: Karen Koch

University of Arkansas at Little Rock School of Law
(Little Rock, AR)
Instructor: Philip Oliver

University of Baltimore School of Law(Baltimore, MD)

University of California, Berkeley, Boalt Hall School of Law
(Berkeley, CA)
Instructor: Bruce Wagman

University of California, Davis School of Law
(Davis, California)
Instructor: Jerrold Tannenbaum

University of California, Los Angeles School of Law
(Los Angeles, CA)
Instructor: Taimie Bryant

University of Chicago(Chicago, IL)
Instructor: Pamela D. Alexander

University of Cincinnati College of Law
(Cincinnati, OH)
Instructor: Ruth Tkacz

University of Connecticut School of Law
(Hartford, CT)
Instructor: Jane D. Comerford

University of Denver College of Law
(Denver, CO)
Instructor: Patricia Bangert

University of Florida, Levin College of Law
(Gainesville, FL)
Instructor: David Hoch

University of Georgia School of Law(Athens, GA)
Course Description
University of Houston Law Center
(Houston, TX)

University of Idaho College of Law
(Moscow, ID)
Instructor: Dale Goble

University of Iowa College of Law
(Iowa City, IA)
Instructor: Chris Liebig

University of Kansas School of Law(Lawrence, KS)

University of Louisville School of Law
(Louisville, KY)
Instructor: John Cross

University of Maryland School of Law
(Baltimore, MD)
Instructor: Valerie Stanley

University of Miami School of Law
(Miami, FL)
Instructor: Stephanie Haun

University of Michigan School of Law
(Ann Arbor, MI)
Instructor: Joseph Vining

University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law
(Kansas City, MO)
Instructor: Dana Apple

University of Montana School of Law
(Missoula, MT)
Instructor: Stacy Gordon
University of New Mexico School of Law
(Albuquerque, NM)
Instructor: Sheryl Wolf

University of Oregon School of Law
(Eugene, OR)
Instructors: Caroline Forell and Rebekah Hanley

University of Pennsylvania Law School
(Philadelphia, PA)

University of Pittsburgh School of Law
(Pittsburgh, PA)
Instructor: George Jugovic
Two courses covering animal law as part of its goals: Corporations or Business Law and Wildlife Law

University of San Diego School of Law
(San Diego, CA)
Instructor: Jane Henning

University of San Francisco School of Law
(San Francisco, CA)
Instructor: Bruce Wagman

University of Southern California School of Law
(Los Angeles, CA)
Instructor: Orly DeganiCourse Listing

University of Tennessee College of Law
(Knoxville, TN)
Instructor: Joan M. Heminway

University of Texas School of Law
(Austin, TX)
Instructor: Susan Hightower

University of Virginia(Charlottesville, VA)
Instructor: Margaret F. Riley

University of Washington School of Law
(Seattle, WA)
Instructor: Adam Karp

University of Wisconsin Law School
(Madison, WI)
Instructor: Megan A. Senatori and Pamela D. Alexander
University of the Pacific McGeorge School of Law
(Sacramento, CA)

Valparaiso University School of Law
(Valparaiso, IN)

Vanderbilt University
(Nashville, TN)
Intstructor: Joan M. Henningway

Vermont Law School
(South Royalton, VT)
Summer session
Instructor: Steven Wise

Villanova University School of Law
(Villanova, PA)

Wake Forest University School of Law
Instructor: TBA

Washington and Lee University
Instructor: Krysia Nelson

Western State University College of Law (Fullerton, CA)
Instructor: Robert Newman

Whittier Law School
(Costa Mesa, CA)
Instructor: Lisa Kirk and Thomas G. Kelch

Widener University School of Law
Instructor: TBA

Willamette University College of Law
(Salem, OR)
Instructor: Scott Beckstead

William Mitchell College of Law
Instructors: Lee Scholder & Corwin Kruse

Yale Law School
(New Haven, CT)
Student led reading group
Mentors: David Wolfson and Paul Waldau

Canadian law schools that offer or have offered credit for an animal law course:
McGill University, Faculty of Law
(Montreal, Canada)
Instructor: Wendy Adams

University of Victoria Faculty of Law
(Victoria, BC)
Instructor: Maneesha Deckha