Careers in Animal Law
Written by Yolanda Eisenstein
One of the fastest growing legal disciplines, animal law is concerned with protecting and improving the lives of animals through city ordinances, state and federal laws, international treaties, and cases that impact animals. The first book of its kind, Careers in Animal Law will help you: Gain an overview of the field from a practicing animal lawyer and professor of animal law; Forge a successful animal law career with firms of all types and sizes, government agencies, major corporations, or nonprofit organizations; Strike out on your own as a solo practitioner of animal law; Learn career tips from a series of animal-lawyer profiles; Understand evolving trends in legislation, litigation, and academia that will change the face of animal law in the decades to come.
Litigating Animal Law Disputes: A Complete Guide for Lawyers
Edited by Julie I. Fershtman and Joan E. Schaffner
Animal law is an emerging field that encompasses a variety of legal disciplines. Today more and more lawyers are entering into this field or finding they have cases that deal with animal law. This comprehensive guide is for lawyers who may be unfamiliar with the various laws in the field of animal law and require a basic guide to handling these cases.
The Lawyer's Guide to Dangerous Dog Issues
Edited by Joan E. Schaffner
This one-of-a-kind book discusses the handling of "dangerous dogs" by the law and private associations. Today, many dogs are deemed dangerous, not on the traits of the individual animal, but by breed alone. The authors explain why breed discrimination is immoral, unfair, and ineffective, and discuss progressive approaches to better handle reckless owners and their dogs, and share strategies for prosecuting and defending dangerous dog cases. Topics include an overview of ordinances targeting reckless owners, the concept of canine profiling, the constitutionality of breed-specific legislation, enforcing and defending dangerous dog laws, and information on dangerous dog registries and hearings. You'll discover how to use witnesses including victims, animal control officers, physicians and animal behaviorists, and find a primer on homeowners insurance and dog ownership. The book also delves into breed discrimination by homeowner associations and zoning boards. While there is nothing wrong with laws restricting vicious dogs, to have a dog seized or destroyed solely on the basis of its breed flies in the face of common decency. Be ready for the expanding field of animal law with this unique and informative book on dangerous dog issues.
Wildlife Law: A Global Perspective
Edited by Raj Panjwani
This book represents a comparative study of legislation enacted by different countries for the protection of wildlife and its habitat within their respective territories. The book evaluates various laws implementing the principle of "Sustainable Development," particularly the "Precautionary Principle," to achieve the objective of saving wildlife and its habitat. SPECIAL PROJECTS
The Humane Education Project
is a joint public service project of the Animal Law and Law in Public Service Committees of the Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section (TIPS) and Humane Education Advocates Reaching Teachers (HEART), a non-profit public charity. The primary objective of the Humane Education Project is to cultivate compassion and empathy in our youth toward animals and foster respect for the environment.
TIPS solicits lawyer and law student volunteers from the ABA membership, and from the membership of state or local bar associations, to work on implementing humane education programs in their local schools. Designed to reach elementary school children in 4th and 5th grades, the program has been implemented in New York City, the District of Columbia, Chicago, Baltimore, and will soon be implemented in Los Angeles. Contact Meena Alagappan at HEART at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
ABA ALC RESOLUTIONS ADOPTED:
Legislative Recommendations to Ensure Due Process in Canine Ownership (100) (2012)
- Resolution & Report
Guidelines for Service Animal Policies to Comply with the ADA (303) (2012)- Resolution & Report
Guidelines Regarding Animal Seizures (108B) (2011)
- Resolution & Report
Model Act Governing the Care and Disposition of Disaster Animals (103A) (2010)