Peter Sankoff, BA (Concordia), JD (Toronto), LLM (Osgoode)

Professor, Faculty of Law - Admin

Winter Term 2024 (1860)

LAW 558 - Animals and the Law

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

Over the past 50 years, the law has begun to regulate the human treatment of animals with increasing seriousness. Notwithstanding these developments, there are many concerns about the way our society treats the non-human animals in our care. This course explores the history, philosophy, and ethical foundation of humanity's treatment of animals and asks whether our current legal treatment of them accords with our stated goal of preventing unnecessary cruelty to animals. It also looks at common legal problems that arise under the existing paradigm, and considers what these problems reveal about our stated concern for non-human animals.

LECTURE B01 (18067)

2024-01-08 - 2024-04-12
MW 14:00 - 15:20 (LC 191)

LAW 589 - Specialized Legal Topics

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 0-3S-0)

These courses will cover specialized topics of emerging importance in the law at a senior level in a format with a significant out-of-classroom component. The particular topic covered would vary dependent on the availability of Faculty with necessary teaching competence, student interest, and the needs of the legal profession.

SEMINAR 852 (18744)

2024-01-08 - 2024-04-12
01:00 - 01:00 (TBD)