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Developed a a complement to the law school's class of the same name and referencing primarily materials available at the Professional Center Library, this guide can also serve a resource for anyone wanting to find information about animal law.
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Research Guides (online)

The first guide listed below is to assist you in the process of locating a paper topic and writing your paper.  The other guides are about various animal law topics.


Online Research Guides - ALR Class

These guides were developed by the students in the Advanced Legal Reserach class.  They are updated annually and may help you in your resarch, but you still need to evaluate their usefullness yourself.


Research Guides & Bibliographies

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Legal Reserach Guides: Animals Confined for Human Benefit - Stefanie S. Pearlman & Melissa M. Serfass
Call Number: KF241.A55 P43 2012
ISBN: 9780837739083
Publication Date: 2012-01-01
Vol. 59 of the Hein Legal Research Guides series. A selective annotated bibliography referencing federal statutes and regulations, state statues regarding animal Congressional reports and web sites.

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Legal Research Guide to Thoroughbred Racing Law for Scholars, Practitioners and Participants - Joan Howland
Call Number: KF241.S66 H68 1998
ISBN: 1575884860
Publication Date: 1998-11-01

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Animal Rights: opposing viewpoints - Andrew Harnack (Editor)
Call Number: HV4711 .A58 1996
ISBN: 1565103998
Publication Date: 1996-01-01

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Animal Law in a nut shell
ISBN: 0314195971

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Animal Rights - Clifford J. Sherry
Call Number: HV4764 .S5 1994
ISBN: 0874367336
Publication Date: 1994-12-15

Relevant Vocabulary

A very brief glossary of terms to aid the researcher in navigating this guide by defining some the the essential terms used in animal law as well as provide links to more extensive glossaries.

  • Animal Rights
    Refers to the position that the interests of nonhuman animals, including their interest in not suffering, should be afforded the same consideration as the interests of humans and that nonhuman animals have rights and inherent value independent of their usefulness to humans.
    "PETA aspect"; animals as beings have rights.
  • Animal Welfare
    To prevent suffering and cruelty to animals. And to
    provide care and good homes for pets in need.
  • Animal Law
    Neutral term as opposed to animal rights or animal welfare.

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