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Center for Animal Law

Welcome to the Center for Animal Law

Characterized by academic rigor and community outreach, DePaul Law's Center for Animal Law examines local, state, federal and international policies relating to the rights and welfare of animals. Combining theory with practice, the center serves as a resource for the legal protection of animals by promoting both the enforcement of existing laws and the enactment of new laws designed to ensure and improve animal welfare.

The center's CLE-certified educational panels and seminars cover companion animals, wildlife, and marine life. They provide important information to the general public about protecting themselves and their pets and how they can become an active supporter of these issues.  Guest speakers represent a variety of fields, including attorneys, journalists, advocates, legislators, and representatives from the Chicago metropolitan area. Topics have included state and federal animal welfare laws, factory farming, dog fighting, puppy mills, animals in entertainment and tort valuation of animals. To learn about past and upcoming events, please visit our events section.



The Center for Animal Law does not provide legal representation for individuals or groups.