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278.8 sec. 1 - Wine Law (Fall 2014)

Instructor: Richard Mendelson  (view instructor's teaching evaluations | profile)
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Units: 2
Meeting Time: M 6:25-8:15
Meeting Location: 170

Course Start: August 25, 2014
Class Number (formerly Course Control Number) (Non-1Ls): 49814

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, land use, 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. There are no prerequisites.

Exam Notes: TH/P
Course Category: Intellectual Property and Technology Law

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  • From Demon to Darling
    Richard Mendelson, Margrit Biever Mondavi (Foreword)
    Publisher: University of California Press
    ISBN: 9780520268005
    Copyright Date: To Be Determined
    Price: $5.91
    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: 65.96
    Note: prices are sampled from internet bookstores. Ned's prices are unavailable at this time.

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