PhD in Animal Law


The ICALP (International Center for Animal Law and Policy) at the UAB offers the only Doctorate in Animal Law and Animal Welfare Law.


What is a Doctorate in Animal Law?
The aim of the Doctoral Programme in Animal Law is to support and encourage people interested in Animal Law studies to develop interdisciplinary knowledge and skills in preparation for a career in Animal Law, Animal Welfare Law or a field related to Animal Studies.


How does it contribute to the progress of legal research?
The ICALP's Doctoral Programme integrates Animal Law into the core of the advancement of Animal Welfare and environmental sciences, which is a challenge for legal research. The animal and its environment provide legal reflection with an innovative dimension, allowing new hypotheses to be considered in research, as demanded by global society.


How does it differ from other PhDs?
The concentration of specialists in Animal Law and related sciences in the Doctoral Program at ICALP is designed to train leaders in the field of public policy in Animal Welfare Law and Animal Law. Future PhDs are prepared for positions in a wide variety of settings, including work in an animal law and animal welfare law department of a law firm; positions in local, state and international government; research or advocacy work in non-governmental organizations; or positions in academia.



Lines of research:

1. Animal Law
Pre-registration period: From April 1 to May 20
Maximum RESOLUTION by the Doctoral School: June 26

2. Global animal law and implementation and development strategies
Pre-registration periods:

  • From 18 June to 31 July. Maximum RESOLUTION by the Doctoral School: October 1st
  • From October 1st to October 15th. Maximum RESOLUTION by the Doctoral School: 30th October
  • From November 2nd to November 16th. Maximum RESOLUTION by the Doctoral School: December 14th

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