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Animals and Agricultural Production - Law & Policy

University of Oklahoma, College of Law, Norman, Oklahoma Spring Intersession 2012 – Sunday, May 13 through Sunday, May 20. Two academic credit hours.

A course designed to help students understand the existing legal structure and theory applied to modern animal science.

This is a valuable preparation course and learning experience for students interested in agriculture and the ongoing debate about agriculture as a production system.

Students will learn how to analyze legal arguments, statutes, regulations, and judicial opinions related to animals and agricultural production.

The course allows students to learn and to apply scientific knowledge about animals and agricultural production.

Students will learn how to respond in a professional and accurate fashion about the legal, public policy, and scientific issues involved in the use of animals in agricultural production and contested by the animal rights movement.

Teachers:

Linda Chezem, J.D., Professor, Department of Youth Development and Agricultural Education, Purdue University.

Drew Kershen, J.D., Professor, University of Oklahoma, College of Law.

Elizabeth Rebecca Rumley, J.D., LL.M., Staff Attorney, The National Agricultural Law Center, University of Arkansas School of Law

Rusty Rumley, J.D., LL.M., Staff Attorney, The National Agricultural Law Center, University of Arkansas School of Law

Eligible Students:

Students must be enrolled in accredited law schools and have completed their first year of law school. Enrollment is limited to twenty-four students as follows:

  • University of Oklahoma, College of Law – maximum of 12 students;
  • University of Arkansas, Fayetteville; Penn State, Dickinson; Drake University; University of Nebraska, Lincoln; and Oklahoma City University; – maximum of 12 students (total) on a first-come, first-served basis;
  • If available seats, students from other law schools in the United States, with a maximum of one student per school.

For Non-OU students, enrollment for the course opens on March 26 and ends on April 30, 2012.

For full enrollment information, please click on the Enrollment link found in the left side column to this page.

Further information: Drew Kershen, dkershen@ou.edu