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Center for Animal Law

Join Erin Lewis and Ed McCusker from Merck for a look at "Threats to Animal Health" on April 13 from 12-1  (CDT) (online only). Co-sponsored with Jaharis Health Law Institute and the International Institute for Animal Law. RSVP to or click here for more details.

The videos from March 2023's talks with Randall Abate are now online! Visit our YouTube page for "Careers in Animal Law" and "Animal Law & Environmental Law: Parallels & Synergies."

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.


Consider making a gift to the DePaul Center for Animal Law to support our educational programs on cutting-edge animal welfare issues. We count on your support.


Center for Animal Law
DePaul University College of Law
25 East Jackson Boulevard, Lewis 1162
Chicago, IL 60604
(312) 362-8065 | or |

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