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278.8 sec. 1 - Wine Law (Fall 2012)

Instructor: James Seff  (view instructor's teaching evaluations | profile)
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Units: 2
Meeting Time: Tu 6:25-8:15
Meeting Location: 130

Course Start: August 28, 2012
Course Control Number (Non-1Ls): 49763

California accounts for 90% of all wines produced in the United States. The California wine industry has an annual impact of $51.8 billion on the state's economy and $125.3 billion on the national economy. Wine is the number one finished agricultural product in the state. This course examines the major legal issues facing the wine industry in the areas of constitutional law, administrative law, intellectual property, domestic land use and environmental laws, and international trade. Specific topics include Prohibition and Twenty-first Amendment jurisprudence, federal and state alcohol beverage regulatory systems (market structure, licensing, taxation, product standards, trade practices), wine labeling, appellations of origin, wine and health, liquor liability, land use planning, resource conservation issues for vineyards and wineries, and international trade policy (tariff and non-tariff barriers).


Exam Notes: TH/P
Course Category: Intellectual Property and Technology Law
This course is cross-listed in the following categories:
Business Law
Public Law and Policy

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Required Books are in blue

  • From demon to darling
    Richard Mendelson; foreword by Margrit Biever Mondavi
    Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, c2009.
    ISBN: 9780520259430
    Copyright Date: To Be Determined
    Price: $0.10
    Note: prices are sampled from internet bookstores. Folletts prices are unavailable at this time.
  • Wine Law in America
    Richard P. Mendelson,
    Publisher: Aspen Publishers
    ISBN: 9780735599741
    Copyright Date: To Be Determined
    Price: 59
    Note: prices are sampled from internet bookstores. Ned's prices are unavailable at this time.

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