|The women behind the successful Harvard Summit, Left to right,|
Emily Broad Leib, Emma Clippinger, Christina Rice, Ona Balkus
The Leadership Summit was organized to bring together law students who are interested in food law & policy issues, to help them advance their interests within their law schools and to create a national network of leadership. From the Summit website:
The Food Law Student Leadership Summit is the first conference to convene law students from around the country who share a passion for food law and policy. Participants will hear from national experts about key food law and policy issues related to the environment, health, food safety, and food waste; develop strategies to start or expand student food law organizations; build a national network of food law and policy colleagues; and begin to develop coordinated strategies for addressing some of society’s most pressing food law and policy concerns.
|Dean Martha Minow addresses the Summit, with Peter Barton|
Hutt and Emily Broad Leib listening to her remarks
|Professor Susan Schneider speaking on |
Pharmaceutical Use in the Livestock Industry
The weekend event was structured with educational presentations and student problem-solving exercises. I delivered two presentations on Saturday. The first was on the Use of Pharmaceuticals in the Livestock Industry and it was based on my recent article published in the Duke Environmental Law & Policy Forum. The second was Keeping the Farmer in Food Policy, and it was co-taught with Professor Neil Hamilton. It is always a pleasure to see and to work with our condensed course professor and colleague from Drake University School of Law. In addition, I worked with the students in evaluating their problem-solving simulations, working with Christina in the classroom.
I was very proud to have several of our LL.M. students selected for attendance in the Summit. Nicole Cook, Dave Nezzie, and Kelvin Stroud were at the Summit and represented us well.
It was an honor to participate in this event and to present to these students - the future of food law. I do hope that we will see some of the in the next few years with us in the LL.M. Program!