Welcome to the Animal Law research guide. This guide is intended to help you start your research of animal law issues by outlining some of the authoritative animal protection laws in the U.S., as well as other helpful resources.
The basic animal law research methodology is similar to other areas of legal research:
1. Establish the facts.
2. Identify the issues.
3. Locate authority.
4. Evaluate authority - make sure to evaluate for credibility, objectivity, accuracy, scope, and currency.
Repeat steps 1-4 as necessary to complete research and analysis of issues.
7. Develop conclusions and recommendations.
8. Communicate research results and recommendations.
This research guide was written in November 2021 by USD Law student Lilly Walker.