The Aquatic Animal Law course is an online summer, course. It will present an overview of the laws, and regulations affecting aquatic animals as well, as analysis of areas needing regulation. The, course will consider federal law (including the, Marine Mammal Protection Act, Animal Welfare Act,, Endangered Species Act) as well as state, anti-cruelty laws and some local ordinances, (including those related to zoning, breeding,, transportation, and display). It will also include, examination of the scientific underpinnings of, legal decision-making with regard to aquatic, species. The course will look at the application, of law, or lack thereof, in contexts including:, agriculture, research, entertainment, and, companion animals. The course will also briefly, review some international laws and treaties., , As an online offering, the course will consist of, a combination of pre-recorded lectures, live, lectures, in-class assignments and discussion., Students will be graded based on participation,, papers, and exercises. The course fulfills the WIE, requirement and is a Highly Specialized course. It, is preferred, but not required, that students have, already taken Animal Law Fundamentals., , The American Bar Association accreditation, standards require students to regularly attend the, courses in which they are registered. Lewis &, Clark expects students to attend classes regularly, and to prepare for classes conscientiously., Specific attendance requirements may vary from, course to course. Any attendance guidelines for a, given class must be provided to students in a, syllabus or other written document at the start of, the semester. Sanctions (e.g., required withdrawal, from the course, grade adjustment, and/or a, failing grade) will be imposed for poor, attendance., , The second, optional, component of the course is, not being offered in the summer of 2019. It would, provide an additional 2 credits and is, experiential in nature. This part of the course, would consist of lectures and field trips to meet, with government officials, regulators, tribal, officials, scientists, and others who have an, impact on the regulation of aquatic animals. If, possible, this component could include time on a, boat visiting sites where aquatic animals live and, are impacted by regulation. This component would, also include guest lectures from experts from the, legal and other relevant fields. The experiential, component may not be offered each summer, and is, subject to sufficient student interest and payment, for additional costs of the field component.

An internationally known expert in the field, Professor Powers’ course will provide a comprehensive overview of the U.S. electricity supply and will address the history of power development, utility regulation, electricity regulation, renewable energy, and energy transmission. This course is important to anyone seeking a better understanding of the electricity system in the United States, sustainability issues, and related climate change challenges.

NOTE: Online Course Only, , Law & Ethics of Animal Testing explores the, complex and oftentimes controversial regulatory, framework that governs the use of animals in, scientific experiments in biomedical research and, in toxicity testing. Students will learn, first-hand about the latest litigation and policy, developments from experts who are at the, forefront of this quickly evolving field. Whether, you are new to the topic or a seasoned veteran,, this dynamic and fast-paced course will provide, you with the tools and knowledge you need to, become effective advocates, policy-makers, and, analysts in this critically important area of, law., , This course is conducted entirely online. The, course will consist of a combination of live, online chats with Professor Locke, prerecorded, lectures accessible online, readings posted on, our online platform, and assigned course work., The assigned reading and lectures will be, released, based on the content, over the course, of the two weeks. In addition, all students will, be required to participate in eight online, LiveChats with dates and times TBD., , In this course, you will receive direct faculty, instruction through LiveChats, webcasts,, podcasts, prerecorded video, and online, discussion., , This course is open to Lewis & Clark law, students, as well as visiting students and, auditing students. Visiting students must check, with their home schools to ensure the credits are, transferable. Lewis & Clark is an ABA-accredited, law school, and the credits from the distance, learning courses may be eligible for transfer, back law schools, depending on the rules of the, school accepting the credits for transfer. All, students should check with their home school as, to the specific rules regarding transfer of, credits. Lewis & Clark law students should review, the school's policy on distance learning credits., , Under ABA Standard 306(f),, , A law school shall not enroll a student in, courses qualifying for credit under this Standard, until that student has completed instruction, equivalent to 28 credit hours toward the J.D., degree., Students outside of Oregon, California, New York,, Texas, Maryland, or Washington who wish to, register for this distance learning course at, Lewis & Clark must contact Lindsay Kadish, ( prior to registration in, order to confirm that the course can be offered, for credit in the state they reside in.