Food Fights: Current Issues in Food Law and Policy   [Archived Catalog]
2016-2017 School of Law Bulletin (Archived Copy)

LAWS 698 - Food Fights: Current Issues in Food Law and Policy

Credits: 2

This seminar will offer students an opportunity to study contemporary topics and issues in food law and policy.  Students will critically examine the laws and policies that structure and shape the production, processing, transport, and consumption of food in the United States. They will also examine the consequences of these laws and policies for our food system.

Topics covered may include genetically modified foods, meat and poultry, the U.S. Department of Agriculture's child nutrition programs, food allergens, cottage food, craft beer, food trucks, and farmers markets. Through the selected topics students may examine public health, food safety, nutrition, obesity, food scarcity, and First Amendment issues.

Basis of Grade: A series of short papers, a in-class presentation, and class participation

Form of Grade: Letter