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

21 Pages Posted: 23 Oct 2013  

Baylen J. Linnekin

GMU Antonin Scalia Law School

Susan A. Schneider

University of Arkansas - School of Law

Emily M. Broad Leib

Harvard Law School

Margaret Sova McCabe

University of New Hampshire School of Law (formerly Franklin Pierce Law Center)

Laurie A. Ristino

Vermont Law School - Center for Agriculture and Food Systems; Natural Resources & Environment Journal; Climate Law Reporter

Michael T. Roberts

Resnick Program 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 M. and McCabe, Margaret Sova and Ristino, Laurie A. and Roberts, Michael T., 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

GMU Antonin Scalia Law School ( email )

3301 Fairfax Drive
Arlington, VA 22201
United States

HOME PAGE: http://www.law.gmu.edu/faculty/directory/adjunct/linnekin_baylen

Susan A. Schneider (Contact Author)

University of Arkansas - School of Law ( email )

260 Waterman Hall
Fayetteville, AR 72701
United States
(479) 575-4334 (Phone)
(479) 575-2224 (Fax)

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

Emily M. Broad Leib

Harvard Law School ( email )

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

Margaret Sova McCabe

University of New Hampshire School of Law (formerly Franklin Pierce Law Center) ( email )

Two White Street
Concord, NH 03301
United States
603-513-5261 (Phone)

Laurie A. Ristino

Vermont Law School - Center for Agriculture and Food Systems ( email )

164 Chelsea Street
P.O. Box 96
South Royalton, VT 05068
United States

Natural Resources & Environment Journal ( email )

321 North Clark Street
Chicago, IL 60610
United States

Climate Law Reporter ( email )

Michael T Roberts

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

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

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