Thursday, October 12, 2017

From Farm to You: A Study in Food Law

Our very own director, Susan Schneider, was quoted in the October 2017 issue of Washington Lawyer, The article looks at the surge in law schools with offerings in food law and policy.

'Food law is a rapidly developing area of specialized law, and there's a real need for lawyers with food law expertise,' says Susan A. Schnider, the Wiliam H. Enfield Professor of Law at the University of Arkansas School of Law and director of the school's LL.M. Prgram in Agricultural and Food Law. 'There is also a demand from students for classes and programs in this area.'
The article notes that the LL.M. program started 30 years ago and, at the time, was an outlier.  Of course, we prefer to think of it as "brilliant thought-leader." It goes on to briefly highlight the development of the program, including the addition of the law school's Journal of Food Law & Policy, the nation's first student-edited specialized food law and policy journal, and the program's remarkable outreach efforts: the Indigenous Food and Agriculture Initiative, and the Food Recovery Project.

It also features a classroom action shot. Take a look at the article. If your class is in the picture, tweet this block post using the hashtag #AgLawLLMSuperStar. And, be sure to tag us @agfoodlaw


Susan Burns

Happy LL.M. Candidate

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