Lewis & Clark Law School begins LL.M in Animal Law
Lewis & Clark Law School recently announced the world’s first advanced degree in animal law. The Animal Law LL.M Program received approval from the American Bar Association.
An LL.M is a Masters of Law that allows somebody who holds a law degree to further engage in the study in a specialized field.
Steve Wise, president of the Nonhuman Rights Project, has taught Animal Rights Jurisprudence at Lewis & Clark for six years. “Lewis & Clark Law School has been on the cutting edge of academic Animal Law from the beginning,” he said. “Sixteen years ago it conceived the first animal law review. Its summer animal law program is without peer. And two years ago, its highly supportive dean, Robert Klonoff, appointed Pamela Frasch, head of the law school’s Center for Animal Law Studies, the world’s first Assistant Dean of an animal law program. It is entirely fitting – and predictable – that Lewis and Clark would launch the world’s first advanced degree in this rapidly expanding area of law.”
The program is expected to launch in the fall of 2012.