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Denver Law Launches Animal Law Program

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Sturm College of Law

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The University of Denver Sturm College of Law is pleased to announce the launch of the DU Animal Law Program. Funded by the Brooks Institute for Animal Rights Law and Policy, the Animal Law Program is the only animal law program in the United States Rocky Mountain Region. In collaboration with Brooks Animal Studies Academic Network and other programs across the country, Denver Law seeks to educate the next generation of attorneys who are focused on animal policy creation, animal studies and animal law.

Through expansive research projects, diverse courses taught by specialized tenured professors, and various events, the Animal Law Program will provide educational opportunities to engage students in the field of animal law.

As Faculty Director for the Animal Law Program and the Brooks Institute Faculty Research Scholar of Animal Law and Policy,
Professor Justin Marceau explained, “the field of animal law is exploding, and we could not be more excited to work with law students and the community on these issues.” Marceau noted that “Denver Law has a longstanding commitment to expanding the arc of justice for the powerless in our society,” and treats the Animal Law Program as a natural development for the law school.

Research conducted by Marceau ranges from the connection between
animal protection and the criminal justice system to the effect of the animal rights movement on the food justice movement.

For the Fall 2021 semester, Denver Law is delighted to announce the addition of attorney Jess Beaulieu as program manager, who is helping improve the student experience while coordinating research projects between scholars across the world.

Further information can be found at: Please contact the Animal Law Program at with any questions, suggestions or comments.