Sunday, April 27, 2014

LL.M. Alum Margie Alsbrook at Food Waste and Hunger Summit

The inaugural Food Waste & Hunger Summit was held on April 5 & 6 at Northwestern University.  We were proud to have a strong presence representing the LL.M. Program.

LL.M. Alumna Margie Alsbrook presented at the conferencing, discussing the importance of awareness and partnerships in the fight against hunger and the techniques for getting the best outcomes in an awareness campaign. She discussed how awareness is the first step towards true societal change.  She also talked about best practices: if you start with the impact you want to make and the measurements you want to hit (as opposed to looking at the resources you have) then you will get better results.  It was an inspirational message for the many students in the audience -  students who are anxious to make a difference  -   eliminating hunger and food waste.

Margie serves as Director of Operations for Farm Journal Foundation in Columbia, Missouri. She is a graduate of the University of Arkansas School of Law and of the LL.M. Program. She was the inaugural editor in chief of the Journal of Food Law & Policy.

As noted in the blog post, Professor Civita on Legal Issues and Food Recovery, Professor Nicole Civita, Visiting Assistant Professor in the LL.M Program and Director of the Food Recovery Project also addressed the conference, covering legal liability issues. Professor Civita is author of the popular publication, Food Recovery: A Legal Guide.

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