Must Love Dogs ... & All Animals. Get Your Master in Animal Law & Society at UAB!

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By Carly Souther:

Must Love Dogs, a 2005 rom-com staring Diane Lane & John Cusack, centers around a burgeoning relationship between Sarah, a woman whose dating profile includes the eponymous dog-loving requirement, and Jake, a man who borrows (and, therefore "loves" but does not "own") a dog to meet her.

But in Barcelona, the idea that one would explicitly state that a romantic interest "must love dogs" is unfathomable - it's practically a prerequisite to life in this city. Everywhere one looks, four-legged friends of all shapes, heights, colours, and ages can be spotted (...and, yes, many of them also have spots!) - they're trotting around off-leash, they're lounging inside restaurants and stores, they're casually traveling by Metro, they're barking an excited "hola!" from a balcony.

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In context of this dog-friendly climate, it's no surprise that Dr. Teresa Giménez-Candela's initiative to start Europe's first Masters program in Animal Law & Society was warmly welcomed by the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona in 2010; and, the online version of the degree went live in 2015. The programs, which are taught in both English & Spanish, include a wide range of animal law courses delivered by globally acclaimed scholars - such as David Favre, Stephen Wise, Alex Bruce, Loïs Lelanchon, Julia Havenstein, & many more!

If you are interested in gaining an in-depth knowledge of global animal legal issues, then I encourage you to apply to fill one of the on-site Máster en Derecho Animal y Sociedad program's few remaining seats. The course, which costs 3.960€ begins on the 15th of October and extends through July 2019. Additional information is available here.

Perhaps you would like to gain a graduate degree in animal law, but are unable to relocate to Barcelona? In this case, you sound like a fantastic candidate for the Online program, which runs from January - December 2019, and costs 4.020€. Discover more details here.

FYI: Non-EU enrollees are all eligible for student visas. If you would like to fast-track your application & receive visa- & relocation-support, please email Mònica at, or send me a message via LinkedIn.

This article was originally posted on Sunday, 16 September 2018 via LinkedIn at

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