Summer School on Animal Law, Rights and Representation

Starts on 03.07.2023



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Gain insight in animal law as a legal discipline, learn about animal rights and find ways to represent animals in court.


The wolf is returning to Western Europe. But do wolves possess any legal rights? And can they be represented in court? Get the chance to answer these and other questions during the Summer School in Animal Law, Rights and Representation. You will get a comprehensive overview of animal law as a legal discipline, familiarize yourself with the different theories of animal rights, and think about ways to represent animals in court.


The Summer School Animal Law, Rights and Representation offers an intensive programme of 5 days of lectures on different aspects of animal (rights) law. Students will dive into the emerging field of animal rights law from a transnational perspective. They will be familiarized with the basics of animal rights law, get to know about issues concerning the representation of animals in court, and study the transnational aspects of the law addressing animals. Moreover, they will get the chance to interact with practitioners and animal law scholars that will give guest lectures during the course, amongst which Sean and Raffael of the Cambridge Centre of Animal Rights Law. The aim is to give a comprehensive overview of the relevant theories and laws addressing animals, including supranational, international, and national perspectives. Participants successfully completing the course will have a strong basis in animal rights law for their further careers.


​Successful completion of the summer school can be awarded with 3 credits according the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS). A certificate will be awarded at the end of the programme.

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2022 - 2023
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Faculty of Law

​Universiteit Antwerpen

Prinsstraat 13

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