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Upon completion of this subject, students will be able to:
- demonstrate a broad and coherent understanding of the nature and scope of animal law legislation and regulatory arrangements in a range of industry contexts in international and domestic settings;
- use well-developed cognitive and creative skills to exercise reflective and critical thinking, and professional judgement in demonstrating an understanding of how the relevant law can be applied to address contemporary issues and problems relating to animal law generally;
- use initiative and judgement to critically analyse, synthesise, evaluate and consolidate legal, ethical, historical and philosophical principles, legislative provisions and principles of case law relating to animal law matters to construct persuasive legal arguments and solutions to face based problems in respect of these matters; and
- produce clear and coherent written communications that demonstrate the skills of legal research techniques, reasoning and argument to develop independent views on legal issues relevant to animal law matters, and make assessments of where animal law can be expected to develop in the future.
- Topics will be available to enrolled students in the subjects Learning Management System site approximately one week prior to the commencement of the teaching period.
You must either have successfully completed the following subject(s) before starting this subject, or currently be enrolled in the following subject(s) in a prior study period; or enrol in the following subject(s) to study prior to this subject:
UNE-LAW100-Foundations of Law and UNE-LAW101-Law in Context and UNE-LAW102-Legal Professional Skills and UNE-LAW162-Criminal Law, or UNE-LAW312-Criminal and Civil Procedure, or UNE-LAW361-International Law and UNE-LAW131-Torts Law and UNE-LAW172-Contract Law, or UNE-LAW272-Law of Contract II ;
Please note that your enrolment in this subject is conditional on successful completion of these prerequisite subject(s). If you study the prerequisite subject(s) in the study period immediately prior to studying this subject, your result for the prerequisite subject(s) will not be finalised prior to the close of enrolment. In this situation, should you not complete your prerequisite subject(s) successfully you should not continue with your enrolment in this subject. If you are currently enrolled in the prerequisite subject(s) and believe you may not complete these all successfully, it is your responsibility to reschedule your study of this subject to give you time to re-attempt the prerequisite subject(s)
Candidature in Bachelor of Laws (4 Years) or Bachelor of Legal Studies. To enrol in this subject you will need to pass the Prerequisite/s. Please note as UNE results are released after the close of enrolment date, your enrolment into this subject will be withdrawn if you do not pass the prerequisite subject/s.
- AttendanceDetails - There is a non-mandatory 2 day intensive school for this subject which students may choose to attend held at UNE Sydney Campus. The Intensive School will be held if there are sufficient participants. Dates for this intensive school to be advised.
- EquipmentDetails - Headphones or speakers (required to listen to lectures and other media) Headset, including microphone (highly recommended) Webcam (may be required for participation in virtual classrooms and/or media presentations).
- SoftwareDetails - It is essential for students to have reliable internet access in order to participate in and complete your units, regardless of whether they contain an on campus attendance or intensive school component. For additional information please visit UNE Hardware Requirements: https://www.une.edu.au/current-students/support/it-services/hardware
- TravelDetails - Travel may be required to attend the non-mandatory Intensive School for this subject.
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Textbook information is not available until approximately 8 weeks prior to the commencement of the Teaching period.
Students are expected to purchase prescribed material.
Textbook requirements may vary from one teaching period to the next.
Animal law seeks to understand how the law governs our interactions with animals. It will cover existing animal welfare legislation and consider how different philosophical and ethical and jurisprudential perspectives inform the ways in which law regulates animals. The focus of the unit will be on comparing and contrasting the differing regulatory arrangements in respect of: companion animals, wildlife and endangered species; farm animals and related Agribusiness areas (farming practices, feedlots, environmental regulation, road transport and export); scientific experimentation; the entertainment industry (circuses, zoos and rodeos) and commercial food production. Consideration will also be given to international developments in animal law and role of lawyers in the litigation and enforcement of animal law matters.
Research Essay: 2000 words. Relates to Learning Outcomes 1-4 Online Presentation. Relates to Learning Outcomes 1-4 Online Quiz. Relates to Learning Outcomes 3 Take Home Exam: 2000 words. Relates to Learning Outcomes 1-4
- Research Essay (30%)
- Online Presentation (20%)
- Take Home Exam (40%)
- Online Quiz (10%)
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