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Curricular Program

Animal Law Course

DePaul’s College of Law offers an animal law course that provides a comprehensive analysis of the legal protections afforded to animals, as well as an examination of the application and enforcement of those protections. Topics taught in the course include the history of laws protecting animals, animal welfare legislation, animal cruelty laws, and the various issues confronting major lobbying and activist organizations.

Experiential Learning Opportunities

The center connects students with field placement opportunities that allow them to earn academic credit by working in public agencies and private organizations dealing with animals and animal welfare issues. Learn more about the College of Law’s Field Placement Program.​