Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Courses in Agricultural & Food Law open to expanded audience

J.D. students, practicing attorneys, and graduate students in related disciplines may be allowed to enroll in our specialized agricultural and food law classes for non-degree credit. 

LL.M. alumni and other attorneys can take many of the LL.M. classes, and the class may qualify for CLE credit (subject to their state CLE rules).

Interested students and attorneys should contact the Program Administrator, Sarah Hiatt  at llm@uark.edu for the current class schedule and information about enrollment.

Join us in Fayetteville or online for any of the following:

Regular semester courses (Face-to-face classes with synchronous participation by distance students and classroom capture)

Food Law & Policy
Susan Schneider
2 credit full-semester course 
Wednesday, 10:00 – 11:40 a.m.

An introduction to the network of laws that govern our food system. An overview of regulation by both the Food & Drug Administration and the USDA is provided. Policy considerations are discussed in light of current issues.  

Agriculture & the Environment
Christopher Kelley
2 credit full-semester course
Thursday, 9:00 – 10:40 a.m.

Agriculture is increasingly criticized for its impact on the environment. This course examines the tensions between the desire to produce food and fiber efficiently and concern for sustainability and the protection of natural resources.  

Food, Farming & Sustainability (Survey of Agricultural Law)
Susan Schneider
2 credit full-semester course
Friday, 10:00 – 11:40 a.m.

This course provides a survey of the complex legal topics that make up the body of agricultural and food law focusing on current issues of significance.  

Flipped Classes (distance courses with independent work outside of the classroom combined with synchronous lecture and discussion)
The Right to Food
Uche Ewelukwa
1 credit half-semester course
Tuesday, Thursday 11:00 – 11:50 a.m.

This course will provide an overview of the historical development of the right to food; evaluate the rights, obligations and responsibilities of rights-holders and duty-bearers of the right to food; and examine legal and non-legal mechanisms that are increasingly used to adjudicate the right to food.

Business, Human Rights and Corporate Social Responsibility in the Food/Ag Sector
Uche Ewelukwa
1 credit half-semester course
Tuesday, Thursday 11:00 – 11:50 a.m.

The course explores the business-human rights nexus with a particular focus on the food and agricultural sector and on case studies from around the world. The course introduces students to the linkages between business and human rights from a variety of (legal, regulatory, and policy) perspectives.  

Urban Agriculture Law & Policy
Nicole Civita
1 credit half semester distance course
Thursday, 3:40 – 5:00 p.m. (beginning Sept. 22 and concluding Nov. 3)

Study of the legal issues raised by the rising interest in urban agricultural activities. Topics of study include land use and zoning issues, farmers market issues, and legal issues associated with community-sponsored agriculture.  


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