Food Law Lab

Food Law Lab

Professor Jacob Gersen
Spring 2018 seminar
W 3:00pm - 5:00pm
2 classroom credits

Prerequisites: None.

Exam Type: No exam.

This seminar will explore the legal regulation of food. We will study the state, local, federal, and common law regulation of food, with an emphasis on both the historical evolution of legal regimes that govern production, labeling, and sale; and frontier policy issues like banned foods, obesity, dietary supplements, organics, bioterrorism, and genetic modification. Although our focus will be mainly domestic law, we will occasionally consider trade and international regulation as well. The writing requirement for the class is four substantive posts for food law lab blog.  Students may write on topics of their choosing related to food law and policy.   

Subject Areas: Disciplinary Perspectives & Law, Health Law