College of Law > Academics > Centers, Institutes & Initiatives > Center for Animal Law > Curricular Opportunities
DePaul’s Animal Law course offers a comprehensive examination of the rights afforded to animals, as well as a look at the application and enforcement of those rights. Topics include a history of animal rights, legislation, case law, ethics, lobbying, and a discussion of issues confronting major lobbying and activist organizations. Constitutional, land use planning, international and environmental law issues also are presented. The course is taught through lecture and extensive class discussion including case and regulation analysis.
The Center connects students with field placement opportunities that allow them to earn academic credit by working in public agencies and private organizations that deal with animals and animal welfare issues. Learn more about the College of Law’s Field Placement Program.