Animal Law Legislation and Lobbying - Professor, Russ Mead, , Course Number: LAW-448, , Course Type: Highly Specialized and Experiential, , Credits: 2, , Enrollment Limit: Determined by the Registrar, , Description: Much of the work in animal law is, creating, community organizing, and lobbying for, the passage of laws benefiting animals. This, course teaches a step-by-step method of drafting, new legislation. Students will select a, jurisdiction and draft a piece of animal law, legislation for that jurisdiction. Then the course, shifts to community organizing and lobbying for, the passage of that legislation. Students will, practice lobbying techniques including meeting, with legislators, giving committee testimony, and, giving interviews. Students will also learn how to, create and use mass media content promoting the, proposed legislation. While this course is, designed around animal law legislation and, lobbying, it would be beneficial to students, interested in any type of advocacy and public, interest law., , Prerequisite: none, , Evaluation Method: Students will create a new, piece of animal law legislation, and a collection, of lobbying materials to aid in the passing of, that legislation., , Capstone: No, , WIE: Yes, , 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.
- Teacher: Russ Mead