Hyderabad: Nalsar University of Law on Wednesday, in collaboration with Animal Law Centre and Humane Society International (HSI) India, launched the country’s first ever master’s course in animal law. The two-year course aims to cater to the growing need for trained professionals in the animal protection sector, impart knowledge on the need to protect animals, and equip students with knowledge on the legal aspects of animal protection.
The course will provide an in-depth legal under- standing of the biggest are- as of concern pertaining to animal welfare in the country and emerging issues across the world. It will also cover laws related to prevention of animal cruelty, criminal procedures, wild- life laws, and other policies that directly impact animal welfare and ways to report crimes against animals.
“Through this programme, Nalsar aims to create experts, be it lawyers or other professionals, in allied sectors catering to animal protection and specialising in the legal aspects of animal laws in India, as well as internationally recognised laws,” said HSI India managing director and honorary director for Animal Law Centre, Alokparna Sengupta.
The curriculum has been designed to meet professional needs of animal welfare and protection advocates and lawyers. Students enrolled in this course will get round-the-clock access to reading material, presentations and video lectures on an online platform developed specifically for the course. Earlier in 2019, Nalsar had launched a post graduate diploma in animal law. Applications for the new master’s course are now open and deadline for admissions is August 16.