Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Michael Roberts to visit LL.M. Program

On Tuesday, April 25th, LL.M. Alumnus and long time friend of the Program Michael T. Roberts will join Professor Satoko Kato during our Federal Regulation of Food Safety course as a special guest lecturer.


Michael T. Roberts, Executive Director,
Resnick Program for Food Law & Policy
Michael T. Roberts is the founding Executive Director of the newly established Resnick Program for Food Law and Policy at UCLA School of Law. He is well versed in a broad range of legal and policy issues from farm to fork in local, national, and global food supply systems. He has recently authored the first major treatise on food law, titled, Food Law in the United States, published by Cambridge University Press. He is also co-editor of Food Law & Policy, a new casebook to be published by Wolters Kluwer. He has also written several other chapters and articles on food law topics. As we reported in a earlier blog post, Michael recently co-authored a White Paper that was recently released by The UCLA Resnick Program in Food Law &Policy, The Pursuit of Food Authenticity: Recommended Legal and Policy Strategies to Eradicate Economically Motivated Adulteration (Food Fraud). His 2016 China Food Law Update, co-authored by Chin-Fu Ling was published in the Fall 17 edition of the Journal of Food Law & Policy.

Mr. Roberts is actively involved in the development of food law and policy. He has guest lectured on food-law subjects at various law schools in the U.S., Asia, and Europe. He is a Research Fellow for Renmin University School of Law’s Center for Coordination and Innovation for Food Safety. He is an Adjunct Professor of Law for East China University of Science and Technology (Shanghai), where he lectures annually on food law topics. He also lectures frequently and is involved with the University of Tuscia, European Food Law Center (Viterbo, Italy). He is also an Adjunct Professor of Law at Michigan State University, where he teaches a distant education course on China food law. He serves on the advisory board for the World Food Law Institute and on the Editorial Board for MDPI Laws, an open access scholarly journal, which has addressed food law topics. Michael serves as a member of the Board of Directors for the Academy of Food Law & Policy, a membership organization that serves as a forum for individuals and institutions involved in teaching and scholarship in the broad field of Food Law & Policy housed within the University of Arkansas School of Law.

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