Animal Rights Law: Nonhuman animals have no legal rights. We will
discuss some current legal protections, standing, sources, and
characteristics of fundamental rights-why humans are entitled to them,
why nonhumans are denied them, whether they should be limited to humans
and, if not, what nonhuman animals should be entitled to under common
law, and to which legal rights should they be entitled.
Steven M. Wise, President, Center for the Expansion of Fundamental
Rights, Inc. and practicing animal rights attorney for 25 years. Mr.
Wise represents organizations that seek institutional changes in the
place of nonhuman animals in our law and individuals whose companion
animals have been injured or killed. He has taught Animal Rights Law at
Vermont Law School for 12 years. He has also taught at Harvard Law
School, John Marshall Law School, and Tufts University School of
Veterinary Medicine. He is the author of Drawing the Line: Science and
the Case for Animal Rights and Rattling the Cage-Toward Legal Rights for
Course dates: July 7-17,
For more information or to register for this course
Environmental Law Center at Vermont Law School at (800) 227-1395 ext.
2201 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Environmental Law Center
Vermont Law School
(800) 227-1395 ext. 2332
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