Author: Marta Trillas, Law Student at the UAB.
The Faculty of Law of the Autonomous University of Barcelona is one of the pioneer ones to offer an Animal Law course. Thought for the 4th year Law students, it provides an overview of the emerging discipline of Animal Law.
This course that permits students having a first legal contact with the field of Animal Law, not only from a domestic perspective, but also from a comparative one, as well as to a large extent from an EU Law and an International Law perspectives.
Besides, for those who are willing to specialize in this field, the UAB offers the only Masters in Animal Law and Society in all Europe.
Keywords: Animal Law course; Animal Law; Animal Welfare; legal protection of animals; legal status of animals; animal mistreatment