The Future of Food Law & Policy: The Responsibility of Lawyers in the Academy and Beyond

21 Pages Posted: 23 Oct 2013

See all articles by Baylen J. Linnekin

Baylen J. Linnekin

Independent

Susan A. Schneider

University of Arkansas - School of Law

Emily Broad Leib

Harvard Law School

Margaret Sova McCabe

University of Arkansas - School of Law

Laurie Ristino

Michael Roberts

Resnick Center for Food Law and Policy, UCLA School of Law

Date Written: October 19, 2013

Abstract

Food Law & Policy is a flourishing legal field that is fast approaching the tenth anniversary of its inception. The field boasts several key milestones. The first Food Law & Policy course was taught in 2004. The first scholarly journal devoted to the field was created in 2005. And, the first Food Law & Policy legal clinic was established in 2010. Today, interest in the field among legal scholars and law students alike is so widespread that a 2013 news article reported “there may be no hotter topic in law schools right now than food law and policy.”

Food Law & Policy incorporates elements from the study of traditional food and drug law as well as elements from the study of traditional agricultural law. It intersects with a new approach to agricultural law studies that involves a more holistic approach including sustainability and a food systems analysis.

This article was prepared for the Yale University Food Systems Symposium. It was written by faculty members at several law schools that have made commitments to Food Law & Policy, and it describes their programs and their approach.

Keywords: food law, agricultural law, sustainability, food systems, food law & policy, farm policy, law school, legal education, clinical work

JEL Classification: K00, K19, K23, K29, K32, K39, K40, K49

Suggested Citation

Linnekin, Baylen J. and Schneider, Susan A. and Broad Leib, Emily and McCabe, Margaret Sova and Ristino, Laurie and Roberts, Michael, The Future of Food Law & Policy: The Responsibility of Lawyers in the Academy and Beyond (October 19, 2013). University of Arkansas Research Paper No. 14-22. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2342872 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2342872

Baylen J. Linnekin

Independent

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Susan A. Schneider (Contact Author)

University of Arkansas - School of Law ( email )

260 Waterman Hall
Fayetteville, AR 72701
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(479) 575-2224 (Fax)

HOME PAGE: http://law.uark.edu/faculty/schneider.html

Emily Broad Leib

Harvard Law School ( email )

1563 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02138
United States
617-390-2590 (Phone)

Margaret Sova McCabe

University of Arkansas - School of Law ( email )

260 Waterman Hall
Fayetteville, AR 72701
United States

Michael Roberts

Resnick Center for Food Law and Policy, UCLA School of Law

385 Charles E. Young Dr. East
Room 1242
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1476
United States

No contact information is available for Laurie Ristino

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