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Animal Law

What rights do societies afford to animals within their respective legal systems? This will be the main question dealt with during the summer course in Animal Law.

Animal Law is an emerging field of law that explores the legal protection of the social and biological needs of animals. Legislation that protects, impacts, regulates, and controls animals has been an integral part of the legal system since the very early days. However, the distinct field now known as “animal law” is a relatively new development. It brings together statutes and cases from multiple fields of law that consider, at their core, the interests of animals or the interests of humans with respect to animals.

The unique summer course in Animal Law takes place at one of Europe’s most renown universities in the charming student city of Aarhus, which offers the perfect mix of a small town charm and a cosmopolitan city. The course will give a comprehensive overview on the fundamental elements of the protection of animals in the legal system. After completion, participants will have a comprehension of how laws on animals work in this specific and novel material; i.e. how to acquire and apply critical knowledge for anyone interested in working as a lawyer or a consultant in the area.

Exam info and full course description

Exam info and full course description can be found in the course catalogue.

Admission Requirements

Course specific:

A bachelor's degree in Law or related education.

An introduction to law and politics of the European Union is an advantage but not a necessity.

General:

Exchange students: nomination from your home university

Freemovers: documentation for English Language proficiency

You can read more about admission here.

Lecturer

Sacha Lucassen

slucassen@yahoo.com

Sacha Lucassen is a fully qualified lawyer from Denmark and holds a Master’s Degree in Animal Law and Society from UAB. Currently Sacha is working for the Danish Ministry of Environment and Food in charge of implementation and enforcement on the protection of animals during transport.