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220F sec. 1 - Food Law and Policy (Spring 2016)

Instructor: Stephen D. Sugarman  (view instructor's teaching evaluations | profile)
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Units: 3
Meeting Time: W 10:00AM-12:40PM
Meeting Location: 145

Course Start: January 13, 2016
Class Number (formerly Course Control Number) (Non-1Ls): 49523


This seminar will explore a wide range of issues related to food law and policy. Topics will likely include issues such as food safety, food labeling and marketing, regulation and patenting of genetically-modified organisms, farm subsidies, treatment of livestock, farm and restaurant labor, organic farming standards, hunger and obesity, school lunch, and promotion of local and sustainable agriculture. Students will read a variety of materials in preparation for weekly discussions and will each write a 30+-page research paper.

There are no prerequisites for this class. The course may fulfill the writing requirement with the agreement of the instructor.

Requirements Satisfaction:


This is a course that fulfills Option 2 of the writing requirement with instructor approval. In order to qualify for Option 2, all students in the class must be writing a paper of 30 or more pages. Those students who wish to use this paper for the writing requirement must get instructor approval and submit their drafts for comment and revision.


Exam Notes: P
Course Category: Public Law and Policy

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