Friday, June 13, 2014

LL.M. Faculty and Alumni to participate at the 1st International Conference on Food Safety, Hong Kong

This week, three attorneys with close ties to the LL.M. Program will participate in the 1st International Conference on Food Safety taking place on the campus of the University of Hong Kong, June 16-18, 2014.

Adam Soliman
According to the website, "The conference will address the emerging issues and the diverse aspects of food safety with special emphasis on global impact." The Conference Programme, features an impressive line up of speakers.

Participating in the conference is LL.M. Alumnus Adam Soliman, who assisted with conference organization. Adam completed our program in 2013 and is now the Director of The Fisheries Law Centre in Vancouver. He is a graduate of the University of Hong Kong Law School.

William D. Marler
Participating as featured Conference Speakers at Adam's invitation are two nationally recognized food law experts from the United States, also with ties to our Program.

Leading U.S. foodborne illness litigation attorney, William D. (Bill) Marler, will deliver a keynote address, Why It Is a Bad Idea to Poison Your Customers. Bill is a frequent speaker at food law conferences here and abroad and is a founding partner of the Marler Clark law firm based in Seattle. He is also the founder of the internationally acclaimed news service, Food Safety News.

Peter Barton Hutt
Bill Marler's presentation will be followed by a keynote address by Harvard University Law School's Food & Drug Law Professor, Peter Barton Hutt, an attorney with the Washington, D.C. law firm of Covington & Burling.  Professor Hutt is the author of the foundation Press Food & Drug Law casebook. He will speak on Current Food Law in Historical Context.

Both Bill Marler and Peter Barton Hutt have taught food law courses within the LL.M. Program in the past.  Bill Marler has taught our Food Safety Litigation course for a number of years, and Professor Hutt has taught Selected Issues in Food Law. We hope to have them back with us again soon.

We wish we could be in Hong Kong with our friends for this excellent conference.

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