Wednesday, June 18, 2014

LL.M. Alum Baylen Linnekin Publishes Article & Produces Video on Food Law & Policy

Baylen Linnekin
I am delighted to announce that the Wisconsin Law Review has published an excellent article discussing the origin and growth of the Food Law & Policy movement in law schools.  The article, written by our LL.M. alumnus, Baylen Linnekin, Executive Director of Keep Food Legal and co-author Emily Broad Lieb, Director of the Food Policy Clinic at Harvard Law School is titled Food Law & Policy: The Fertile Field's Origins & First Decade.  The article chronicles the development of Food Law & Policy, giving significant credit to our Program, as well as to our Visiting Professors, Neil Hamilton and Peter Barton Hutt, and our alumnus, Michael Roberts.

To accompany the article, Baylen arranged for the production of a video that describes the development of food law & policy and discusses the opportunities presented by this new discipline.  The video provides interviews with Food Law & Policy leaders as well as students involved in the food policy movement.

As detailed in both the article and the video, the number of Food Law & Policy courses at law schools is growing.  A recent Harvard Law School publication noted that there is "no hotter topic in law schools right now than food law and policy."  In fact, Baylen will be teaching a new 2-credit Food Law & Policy Seminar at George Mason University Law School this coming fall.

We all agree with a statement from Baylen's blog post about the project - Food Law & Policy will "continue to grow in scope and importance over the next decade."

The video is embedded below, and a link to the article will be provided as soon as it is available electronically.

Our sincere thanks to Baylen for his good work and for including us in this exciting project.


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