Animal Writes
From 26 January 2003 Issue

Animal Rights Law Summer Course

Course description:
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.

Professor bio:
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 Animals.

Course dates: July 7-17, 2003/Monday-Thursday/1:00-4:00pm

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For more information or to register for this course contact the
Environmental Law Center at Vermont Law School at (800) 227-1395 ext. 2201 or [email protected].

Tepin Johnson
Outreach Coordinator
Environmental Law Center
Vermont Law School
(800) 227-1395 ext. 2332
[email protected] 

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