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Unit of Study LAWS2028 Animal Law (2024)

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On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

identify and critically analyse the major theoretical approaches to the protection of non-human animals

explain the legal status of animals and how State laws govern different types of human/ animal interactions

apply relevant legal principles to a range of issues and contexts involving human/animal interactions

critically evaluate the role of the law in both the protection and exploitation of animals, identifying areas in which the law needs reform and strategies to achieve such reform.

Teaching and assessment

Teaching method
Workshop 1 hour (Weekly)
Tutorial 2 hours (Weekly)
Critical review50%
Exam: take home50%

Prescribed learning resources

Prescribed Texts
  • Ellis, E, 2022, Australian Animal Law: Context and Critique, Sydney Univeristy Press. ISBN: 9781743328514.
Prescribed Resources/Equipment
  • Access to a computer and reliable internet connection.

Prescribed Learning Resources may change in future Teaching Periods.

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