Schedule

Overall schedule 2023-2026

Please see this linked pdf-file for the over-arching structure of the AniLex-program. NB! Please note that this is a preliminary schedule. The specific course schedule will be published annually in spring for the incoming academic year.

You will find the schedule for the courses in the academic year 2024-2025 below. You will find the dates listed under each course. We will update later info on course registrations and some amendments to how certain courses are conducted. 

Not all advanced courses are provided each academic year, so please consult the schedule page to see when specific courses are re-opened.

Please note that registration and admission is course specific. In other words,  students are not enrolled to the program itself.

 

AniLex Program

Please note that all basic level Anilex courses (Course I-III) run simultaneously during the autumn term. The students who wish to take all basic courses are instructed to complete the courses in the following order:
1) Introduction to Animal Law
2) Animal Law Theory
3) Multidisciplinary Perspectives to Animal Law

Course I
INTRODUCTION TO ANIMAL LAW

Open online between 23 August – 13 December 2024

Previously:
Open online between 20 August – 23 September 2023
Open online between 22 August – 25 September 2022
Open online between 1 September – 3 October 2021

Part I Introduction to Law
Intended for those without a prior knowledge of law.

Part II Essay on a topic of interest in Animal Law
Intended for those with prior legal education.
Submission of acceptable essay (12-15 pages).
Includes introductory lectures.

Part III Introduction to Animal Law
Intended for all participants in the course.

Main content: Legal systems. Definitions of legal terminology specific for Animal Law. Animal Law as a discipline and subject of law. Legal sources. Global Animal Law. Animal Law and the EU.

Grading scale: F-5

 

Course II
ANIMAL LAW THEORY

Open online between 23 August – 13 December 2024

Previously:
Open online between 15 October – 18 November 2023
Open online between 26 September – 30 October 2022
Open online between 25 October – 28 November 2021

Main content: Legal subjectivity. Legal personhood. Theory of rights. Fundamental and simple animal rights.

Grading scale: F-5

 

Course III
MULTIDISCIPLINARY PERSPECTIVES TO ANIMAL LAW

Open online between 23 August – 13 December 2024

Previously:
Open online between 10 December 2023 – 13 January 2024
Open online between 31 October – 4 December 2022
Open online between 10 January – 13 February 2022

Main content: Animal law & philosophy.  Animal law & psychology. Animal law & sociology. Animal law & economics. Animal law & biology.

Grading scale: F-5

Exam dates

The dates for the written exams in the basic courses (on the learning platform Moodle are the following).

28-29.9.2024
26-27.10.2024
23-24.11.2024
14-15.12.2024
25-26.1.2025


The following courses are advanced courses. Prerequisites for the advanced courses are all three basic courses in Animal Law listed above.


 

Course IV    
INTERNATIONAL AND CONSTITUTIONAL ANIMAL LAW

Open online between 31 January – 7 March 2025

Previously:
Open online between 4 February – 9 March 2024
Open online between 7 March – 10 April 2022

Main content: Definition and tools in Constitutional Law. Public International Law.                  State sovereignty & natural resources. Animal Law Treaties: An Overview. CoE conventions. CITES. WTO. Comparative Animal Law.

Grading scale: F-5

 

Course V
ANIMAL LAW AND THE EUROPEAN UNION

Open online between 21 March – 28 April 2025

Previously:
Open online between 31 March – 4 May 2024
Open online between 2 May – 5 June 2022

Main content: The EU institutions and animal welfare as an EU shared competence. The EU’s court system and basic legal principles in case of infringement against EU animal welfare legislation. The challenges on the animal welfare legislation at EU level with the dual legal status of animals as both sentient beings and tradable goods.

Grading scale: F-5

 

Course VI
ANIMAL LAW AND ADMINISTRATIVE CONTROL

Open online between 2 May – 6 June 2025

Previously:
Open online between 19 May – 22 June 2024
Open online between 5 September – 9 October 2022

Main content: Administrative measures and coercions by animal protection legislation. General administrative principles. Interpretation and enforcement in relation to protection of animals. Case law. The participants can make suggestions about the content and countries in focus.

Grading scale: F-5

 

Course VII   
ANIMALS IN PRIVATE AND CRIMINAL LAW                      

30 August – 4 October 2024

Previously:
Open online between 31 October – 4 December 2022

Main content: Theories of private law and animals. The concept of animals in private law. Legal history of animals in private law. Legal sources. Improving legal arguments. Introduction to basic principles of criminal law. Criminal offenses and culpability in animal abuse. Punishment for crimes against animals. Case law in relation to animals. The course will exemplify the content with cases, which will illuminate particular problematic areas of the law.

Grading scale: F-5

 

Course VIII     
THE LINK BETWEEN ANIMAL LAW, ENVIRONMENTAL LAW, AND FOOD LAW

11 October – 15 November 2024

Previously:
Open online between 2 January – 3 February 2023

Main content: The content and principles of animal law in relation to environmental law and food law.

Grading scale: F-5

 

Course IX      
ESSAY ON AN ANIMAL LAW TOPIC

22 November 2024 – 30 April 2025

Previously:
Open online between 27 February – 31 March 2023

Main content: Introductory lectures and supervision during the writing process. The supervisor depend on the chosen topic.

Grading scale: F-5