Monday, November 24, 2014

UCLA Food Law & Policy Events: Alumnus Michael Roberts

The documentary Food Chains is in the news as it premiers across the country.  I was fortunate to have an opportunity to screen this thought-provoking new film when I attended the food law & policy events organized at UCLA by our alumnus, Michael Roberts.

Michael serves as the founding director of the Resnick Food Law & Policy Program at UCLA.  His program partnered with the Harvard Law School Food Lab to sponsor the conference, Transparency in the Global Food System: What Information and to What Ends?  The conference covered a full range of current and emerging topics and featured a keynote address by Dr. David A. Kessler, former Commissioner of the FDA and current professor at University of California, San Francisco Medical School.

Following the first day of the conference, we attended a private screening of Food Chains. After viewing the film, we were treated to a fascinating panel discussion of the film. Members of the panel included the Director, Sanjay Rawal. It was an inspiring evening, and the audience was fully engaged throughout.   The Resnick Program for Food Law and Policy at UCLA School of Law provided us with copies of some of the photos from the event, and several are are included below.

Michael Roberts, LL.M. Alumnus and Director of the
Resnick Program for Food Law & Policy at UCLA School of Law,
Watching the Panel Discussion on Food Chains



LL.M. Director, Susan Schneider (with University of Wisconsin School of Law Professor Steph Tai)
engaged in the panel discussion of Food Chains

With Food Chains Director Sanjay Rawal and Producer Smriti Keshari

The second day of the conference featured a workshop on teaching Food Law & Policy.  Susan Schneider presented on the intersection of environmental law and food law & policy.  It was delightful to meet (in person) a number of the law professors who participate in the food law professors listserv that Professor Schneider developed and maintains.

Our congratulations to Michael for organizing such a successful event. 

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