With so many events happening here, and so much good news to share from students and alumni, I have asked Lauren to jump in and help with the blog. Watch for Lauren's upcoming posts and please send in your news.
Lauren earned her J.D. at the UCLA School of Law and was the 2013 Joyce A. Will Scholar in Environmental Law. She served as a Managing Editor for the UCLA Law Review and took LL.M. alumnus Michael Roberts' Food Law and Policy seminar. During law school, Lauren worked as a summer legal intern with the Natural Resources Defense Council and the Land Law Section of the California Attorney General's Office in Los Angeles. Lauren received her B.A. in Sociology cum laude, with high distinction, from UC San Diego.
Lauren is in the process of publishing her second and third law journal articles. She recently published her first comment, Agricultural Soil Carbon Sequestration Offset Programs: Strengths, Difficulties, and Suggestions for Their Potential Use in AB 32's Cap and Trade Program, in the UCLA Journal of Environmental Law & Policy. Her second article, which covers state-level aquaculture leasing and licensing regulations, will be published by the San Joaquin Agricultural Law Review in early 2014. Her third article analyzes the success of the Parties to the Nauru Agreement's tuna fishery treaty and will be published by the Chicago-Kent Journal of International & Comparative Law in mid-2014.
Most of Lauren's self-selected studies this year will focus on aquaculture. In the near-term, she will be writing on financing aquaculture operations, developing her thesis on using shellfish in a carbon market offset program, and contributing content to the Fisheries Law Centre, a new non-profit research center founded and directed by LL.M. alumnus Adam Soliman ('13).
As far her Graduate Assistant work, Lauren has been working on the 2013 Food Law Update and presented her research on recent trends in "natural" food labeling litigation to the Food Law and Policy class.
Welcome to the LL.M. Program, Lauren, and thanks for your help with the blog!