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Food Law

Food Law - Associate Dean & Professor Pamela Frasch

  • Course Number: LAW-415
  • Course Type: Foundational
  • Credits: 2
  • Enrollment Limit: Determined by the Registrar
  • Description: Food is something we all need to survive, and understanding the complex legal structure regulating food is important for anyone concerned or interested in where food comes from, how it’s produced, how it’s processed, and how it’s sold or served. This survey course provides an examination of contemporary food law and policy in the American judicial and legislative arenas. It introduces students to both the history of food regulation as well as contemporary issues such as statements of identity, labeling, food safety, factory farming, and some of the broader contextual issues that warrant investigation. In doing so, the course explores the challenges and opportunities available to advocates interested in food law.

  • Prerequisite: none
  • Evaluation Method: Two short papers; two class presentations; class participation
  • Capstone: no
  • WIE: yes