Friday, June 5, 2015

LL.M. Alumni: UCLA Resnick Program for Food Law & Policy

Resnick Program for Food Law & Policy
This week, the UCLA Resnick Program for Food Law & Policy released its Winter/Spring Program newsletter.  We are always pleased to see updates from the exciting work that the Resnick Program is doing, as the Executive Director is our alumnus, Michael Roberts.

This newsletter issue also featured  another alumna -  Lauren Bernadett.  Lauren is a UCLA Law graduate, and she is featured in the newsletter's Alumni Spotlight.  She credits Professor Roberts with introducing her to food law & policy and encouraging her to come to our Program to earn her LL.M. in Agricultural and Food law.  After graduating, Lauren returned to California for a fellowship with California Sea Grant, where she focused on California Environmental Quality Act issues, sea level rise policy, and aquaculture.

While a fellow, Lauren proposed, received funding for, and began to develop plans for a symposium on aquaculture law and regulation in California. She notes that "[i]t was an honor to return to UCLA . . . . to host the California Aquaculture Law Symposium, which I planned with the co-sponsorship of the Resnick Program for Food Law and Policy, the Emmett Institute on Climate Change and the Environment, California Sea Grant, and the National Sea Grant Law Center.  The symposium was held on March 13, and was it was a great success.  It is also featured in the newsletter.

Lauren now works as an attorney with Somach Simmons & Dunn, a Sacramento-based law firm that does environmental and agricultural law work with a focus on water law.

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