Summer 2020 Aquatic Animal Law Course Description, Updated 2/2020., The Aquatic Animal Law course is a two-week 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, real-time 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.