Laura D'Angelo, a leading equine attorney and partner at the Kentucky law firm of Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs, will be teaching equine law in the 2007 Spring semester at the University of Kentucky College of Law. The two credit course, offered to upper-class law students, is the only one of its kind at UK.The course will examine the legal relationships among the principal parties, including owners, breeders, racetracks, account wagering companies, state and federal regulators, and industry associations.
Covering a multiple breeds and sport horses with an emphasis on the Thoroughbred industry, the course will examine case law, transactional documents, scholarly articles, statutes and regulations, and current controversies within the industry.
"I am pleased to have been asked to teach this important course," D'Angelo said. "There are many interesting legal issues impacting all facets of the horse breeding and racing industry. They range from multi-million dollar stallion and breeding deals to the impacts of new federal legislation on account wagering, the fastest growing segment of pari-mutuel wagering. It's a global sport and industry and a huge agribusiness, and this course offers a unique opportunity to interested law students attending college in the horse capital of the world."D'Angelo is the former associate general counsel to publicly traded Magna Entertainment Corp. and former general counsel to Gulfstream Park. D'Angelo has an MBA from York University in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, and a J.D. from the UK College of Law. She is admitted to practice in Kentucky and New York and serves on numerous boards, including the NTRA Horse Political Action Committee.