Course Recommendations

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While HLS does have a variety of animal-specific courses, including Animal Law, the Animal Law & Policy Clinic, and Wildlife Law, there are plenty of other ways to learn substantive law that will help you navigate the field of animal law. Below is a non-exhaustive list of recommended courses gathered from faculty and students. Each of them sheds some light on legal issues related to animal law, and will help prepare you for either a career in the field or for a lifetime of supporting and understanding animal issues.

  • Administrative Law
  • Animal Law, Kristen Stilt
  • Animal Law & Policy Clinic, Katherine Meyer
  • Constitutional Law: 1st Amendment
  • Constitutional Law: 14th Amendment
  • Environmental Law
  • Farmed Animal Law & Policy, Jon Lovvorn
  • Federal Courts and the Federal System
  • Food Law & Policy Clinic
  • Food Law & Policy (Seminar)
  • Food Law Lab, Jacob Gersen
  • Legal Profession: Collaborative Law, David Hoffman
  • Mediation (Course)
  • Mediation Clinic
  • Negotiation Workshop
  • Systemic Justice, Jon Hanson
  • The Law of Nonprofit Organizations, Victoria Bjorklund
  • Torts, Jon Hanson
  • Trial Advocacy Workshop
  • Wildlife Law, Jon Lovvorn

If you have any questions about courses or want to talk to other students who are focused on animal law, don’t hesitate to reach out to animallaw@mail.law.harvard.edu.

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