Courses

LAW-2544: Food Law

This seminar will explore the legal regulation of food. We will study the state, local, federal, and common law regulation of food, with an emphasis on both the historical evolution of legal regimes that govern production, labeling, and sale; and frontier policy issues like banned foods, obesity, dietary supplements, organics, bioterrorism, and genetic modification. Although our focus will be mainly domestic law, we will occasionally consider trade and international regulation as well. Students may write either a series of short papers or one long paper on a topic of their choosing. This course will not satisfy the prerequisite for enrollment in the Food Law and Policy Clinic.

Professor: 

Jacob E. Gersen

Season: 

Spring

Days: 

F

Time: 

1:00-3:00

School: 

Course ID: 

2544
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