Animals can't speak for themselves, so lawyers are doing the talking for them. Until recently, the specialty of "animal law" -- which can include elements of virtually every discipline of law -- was almost unknown in the legal profession. Now it's attracting the attention of law schools across the country. In 2001, George Washington University Law School was one of only eight schools offering an animal law course. Today, 59 schools offer such a course, and GW and others boast extensive programs.
Legal Aid for Animals
September 16, 2005