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Food Law

This course will cover the law of food. We will examine the regulation of food at different levels of government, including state, local, and federal (with an emphasis on the FDA). We will study longstanding issues, such as the production, labeling, and sale of food, as well as more contemporary issues, which may include organic food, genetically modified organisms, and banned food. We may also consider international and trade issues that relate to food. In this course, students will practice legal skills that include interpreting statutes and rules and exploring the application of law to new factual scenarios. Students are expected to participate in class discussion and complete several short written assignments during the semester. Enrollment Limited