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Credit points: 15

Subject outline

This subject will consider the relationship between p people and animals in ethics, law, and society. Topics to be considered will be chosen from current issues in animal law and may include the legal classification of animals, companion animals, animals in the wild, r regulation of the use of animals for food and entertainment, anti- cruelty laws, live export, animals used in scientific experimentation, zoos and circuses, international wildlife trafficking and international developments including public interest litigation in animal law. The subject also considers the political and social context in which law and policy is formulated and applied in animal law matters. Students will also have the opportunity to enhance their research and writing skills.

SchoolLa Trobe Law School

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorFrancine Rochford

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Available as ElectiveYes

Learning ActivitiesOnline presentations, prescribed and optional reading, assessment tasks

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites LAW1LIM AND LAW2TOT or students enrolled in a non-law degree must have 60 credit points in level 1 and 60 credit points in level 2 subjects in their degree.


Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Career Ready


Work-based learningNo

Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A

Entire subject or partial subjectN/A

Total hours/days requiredN/A

Location of WBL activity (region)N/A

WBL addtional requirementsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

Graduate Capabilities

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Identify and discuss the common law and legislation impacting on the welfare of animals
02. Analyse the political and social context in which law and policy is formulated and applied in animal law matters
03. Critique the capacity of current law to improve the welfare of animals
04. Demonstrate the capacity to reflect on the interaction between natural, economic, social, political and cultural systems

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