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220F sec. 001 - Food Law and Policy (Spring 2024)

Instructor: Molly Van Houweling  (view instructor's teaching evaluations - degree students only | profile)
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Units: 3
Grading Designation: Graded
Mode of Instruction: In-Person


W 10:00 AM - 12:40 PM
Location: Law 134
From January 10, 2024
To April 17, 2024

Course Start: January 10, 2024
Course End: April 17, 2024
Class Number: 33176

Enrollment info:
Enrolled: 25
Waitlisted: 0
Enroll Limit: 26
As of: 05/24 06:36 PM

This seminar will explore a wide range of issues related to food law and policy. Possible topics include food safety, food labeling and marketing, regulation and patenting of genetically-modified organisms, farm subsidies, treatment of livestock, farm labor, organic farming standards, hunger and obesity, international trade in food, and promotion of local and sustainable agriculture. Throughout the course we will be attentive to ways in which the impacts of food law and policy vary on the basis of factors including race, immigration status, and gender. 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 class may fulfill Option 2 of the J.D. writing requirement for all students in the course. All students must write 30 pages and complete a draft.

Units from this class may count toward the J.D. Race and Law Requirement.

This class may count towards either the writing requirement or the race and law requirement but not both.

The Race and Law Requirement applies to the class of 2026 and beyond.

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Exam Notes: (P) Final paper  
Course Category: Public Law and Policy
This course is listed in the following sub-categories:
Race and Law
Social Justice and Public Interest

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