​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​The classes below are the current offerings in the law and policy of food, agriculture, food production, and related environmental issues​.

 

 

CLI9428http://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Classes/DispForm.aspx?ID=1662CLI9428Food & Agriculture Clinic<div>Clinic: In the Food and Agriculture Clinic, students collaborate with local, regional, national and international partner organizations to develop and publicly disseminate law, policy and market tools that provide guidance to food system constituencies, including farmers, food entrepreneurs, consumers, legislators, and advocates, on how to advance law, policy and market initiatives that directly or indirectly promote (1) environmentally and economically sustainable agriculture, (2) public health, (3) food access and food security, (4) local and regional agriculture economies and (5) animal welfare. Student clinicians participate in all aspects of project development and execution, gaining experience in both advocacy and the business behind it. Skills practiced in the clinic — including problem solving, cross-professional collaboration, legal research, legal writing, project management, legal resource design, interviewing, public speaking, media and marketing — are transferable to any advocacy context.</div> <div> Method of evaluation: Clinic is high pass/low pass/fail. </div>4.00000000000000GP0|#48bc9a23-297d-4d69-9808-2b9fafee0b35;L0|#048bc9a23-297d-4d69-9808-2b9fafee0b35|2017 Spring;GTSet|#ff5002fa-8399-4824-8dd4-231cdb4e3288;GPP|#938af55b-fbb1-40e4-b7f1-59a1714ca81b1662
CLI9428.Ahttp://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Classes/DispForm.aspx?ID=1837CLI9428.AFood and Agriculture ClinicRenner,JamieIn the Food and Agriculture Clinic, students collaborate with local, regional, national and international partner organizations to develop and publicly disseminate law, policy and market tools that provide guidance to food system constituencies, including farmers, food entrepreneurs, consumers, legislators, and advocates, on how to advance law, policy and market initiatives that directly or indirectly promote (1) environmentally and economically sustainable agriculture, (2) public health, (3) food access and food security, (4) local and regional agriculture economies and (5) animal welfare. Student clinicians participate in all aspects of project development and execution, gaining experience in both advocacy and the business behind it. Skills practiced in the clinic — including problem solving, cross-professional collaboration, legal research, legal writing, project management, legal resource design, interviewing, public speaking, media and marketing — are transferable to any advocacy context. Method of evaluation: Clinic is high pass/low pass/fail. 4.00000000000000GP0|#1b4fec16-ccc8-47b4-a454-f2d093c4c58e;L0|#01b4fec16-ccc8-47b4-a454-f2d093c4c58e|2017 Fall;GTSet|#ff5002fa-8399-4824-8dd4-231cdb4e3288;GPP|#938af55b-fbb1-40e4-b7f1-59a1714ca81bMoses,Aurora1837
CLI9429http://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Classes/DispForm.aspx?ID=1663CLI9429Food and Agriculture Seminar<div></div>2.00000000000000GP0|#48bc9a23-297d-4d69-9808-2b9fafee0b35;L0|#048bc9a23-297d-4d69-9808-2b9fafee0b35|2017 Spring;GTSet|#ff5002fa-8399-4824-8dd4-231cdb4e3288;GPP|#938af55b-fbb1-40e4-b7f1-59a1714ca81b1663
CLI9429http://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Classes/DispForm.aspx?ID=1838CLI9429Food and Agriculture ClinicMoses,AuroraIn the Food and Agriculture Clinic seminar, students explore the substantive laws and advocacy skills that underlie their clinic project work. Method of evaluation: The seminar is a letter grade A-F.2.00000000000000GP0|#1b4fec16-ccc8-47b4-a454-f2d093c4c58e;L0|#01b4fec16-ccc8-47b4-a454-f2d093c4c58e|2017 Fall;GTSet|#ff5002fa-8399-4824-8dd4-231cdb4e3288;GPP|#938af55b-fbb1-40e4-b7f1-59a1714ca81b1838
ENV5108http://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Classes/DispForm.aspx?ID=1804ENV5108Introduction to the Law and Policy of Agriculture, Food and the EnvironmentGP0|#f15c3943-aac0-407d-90dd-aa9431625145;L0|#0f15c3943-aac0-407d-90dd-aa9431625145|Fall 2017 - 1 DL;GTSet|#ff5002fa-8399-4824-8dd4-231cdb4e3288;GPP|#938af55b-fbb1-40e4-b7f1-59a1714ca81b1804
ENV5108http://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Classes/DispForm.aspx?ID=1850ENV5108Introduction to the Law and Policy of Agriculture, Food and EnvironmentRistino,LaurieThis survey course brings together American law impacting agriculture and food and explores the traditional divisions between agriculture, food, and environmental regulation. The course provides a hard look at the agriculture and food production sector and involves not only an examination of traditional farming and food safety policies but the ways in which these policies intersect with environmental law and health care policy, as well as important sectors from local land use planning to international trade. The emergence of local food movements also invites an exploration of new business models that provide for entrepreneurial activity in the food and food production space.3.00000000000000GP0|#1b4fec16-ccc8-47b4-a454-f2d093c4c58e;L0|#01b4fec16-ccc8-47b4-a454-f2d093c4c58e|2017 Fall;GTSet|#ff5002fa-8399-4824-8dd4-231cdb4e3288;GPP|#938af55b-fbb1-40e4-b7f1-59a1714ca81b1850
ENV5108.Ahttp://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Classes/DispForm.aspx?ID=1744ENV5108.AIntroduction to Law and Policy of Agriculture, Food and the Environmentscrufari,carrie<div>This survey course brings together American law impacting agriculture and food and explores the traditional divisions between agriculture, food, and environmental regulation. The course provides a hard look at the agriculture and food production sector and involves not only an examination of traditional farming and food safety policies but the ways in which these policies intersect with environmental law and health care policy, as well as important sectors from local land use planning to international trade. The emergence of local food movements also invites an exploration of new business models that provide for entrepreneurial activity in the food and food production space.<br> <div>Approved for JD credit.</strong></div>GP0|#b16a266d-5523-45f4-ba5e-107387892ea1;L0|#0b16a266d-5523-45f4-ba5e-107387892ea1|Spring 2017 - 2 DL;GTSet|#ff5002fa-8399-4824-8dd4-231cdb4e3288;GPP|#938af55b-fbb1-40e4-b7f1-59a1714ca81bMarch 7, 2017 – April 26, 20171744
ENV5301.Ahttp://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Classes/DispForm.aspx?ID=1745ENV5301.AAdvanced Agricultural and Food Law Writing SeminarBeyranevand, LaurieNone15.0000000000000This seminar is designed to provide students with an opportunity write a significant article (approx. 6,000 words) on a narrowly focused issue involving agricultural and/or food law. The purpose of this seminar is to give students who are interested in a variety of areas an opportunity to explore an emerging issue through research and writing. The goal will be to produce a publishable quality article over the course of the semester. The seminar is also designed to be a capstone course for students interested in earning a certificate in agricultural and food law.2.00000000000000GP0|#48bc9a23-297d-4d69-9808-2b9fafee0b35;L0|#048bc9a23-297d-4d69-9808-2b9fafee0b35|2017 Spring;GTSet|#ff5002fa-8399-4824-8dd4-231cdb4e3288;GPP|#938af55b-fbb1-40e4-b7f1-59a1714ca81b1745
ENV5380http://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Classes/DispForm.aspx?ID=1683ENV5380Food Regulation and PolicyBeyranevand,Laurie<div>The modern food system, from farm to fork, has given rise to profound health, environmental, social, and cultural consequences.  Bundling these consequences into a series of legal and policy issues, this course will facilitate discussion on a host of topics: food safety, obesity, nutrition, sustainability, food deserts, labeling, marketing, trade, biotechnology, private standards and certification, local food and the relationship between the state, local and federal governments regarding the regulations of food.  Readings of cases, legislation, regulations, and provocative writings will both frame and stimulate class discussion. This course will provide an overview of the field of food regulation, but will also encourage students to challenge our current policies regarding food regulation and consider how to effectively advocate for policy changes. </div>3.00000000000000GP0|#48bc9a23-297d-4d69-9808-2b9fafee0b35;L0|#048bc9a23-297d-4d69-9808-2b9fafee0b35|2017 Spring;GTSet|#ff5002fa-8399-4824-8dd4-231cdb4e3288;GPP|#938af55b-fbb1-40e4-b7f1-59a1714ca81b1683
ENV5383http://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Classes/DispForm.aspx?ID=1784ENV5383Food System Justice and SustainabilityMuraskin,David​This intensive seminar focuses on how impact litigation and political advocacy can be used to develop a sustainable food system. We will examine the existing national and local regulatory structures to consider how they facilitate and create barriers to sustainable agriculture; debate current alternative proposals, with a particular focus on local, regional and statebased policy proposals; and strategize ways in which advocates and litigators can push reforms to generate a more open, humane, environmentally sound, safe, and just food system. While the course will be informed by ongoing political developments, it will be structured around several distinct topic areas that will be used to discuss how policy advocates and litigators can generate reform. For instance, the course may contain modules on labeling, slaughterhouse consolidation, and/or worker health and safety. Students will gain experience with both oral and written advocacy.2.00000000000000GP0|#322dd13c-b6ac-4c30-9eeb-83bab19d1b0a;L0|#0322dd13c-b6ac-4c30-9eeb-83bab19d1b0a|2017 Summer - Term 3;GTSet|#ff5002fa-8399-4824-8dd4-231cdb4e3288;GPP|#938af55b-fbb1-40e4-b7f1-59a1714ca81b1784
ENV5411http://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Classes/DispForm.aspx?ID=1811ENV5411Federal Regulation of Food and Agriculture<div>This course provides an overview of the U.S. Farm Bill and other federal laws that impact growing policy, animal husbandry, and food production. Students will examine federal farm and agriculture law with specific emphasis on the Farm Bill and its myriad of agriculture, nutrition and environmental programs. This course will explore the ways in which the Farm Bill, the single largest funding source for everything from childhood nutrition to land trust acquisition, impacts everything from U.S. international policy stances to the availability of local food resources. Students will also examine the Food and Drug Administration’s role in managing food and agricultural concerns in the United States.<br> <strong>Approved for JD credit.</strong></div>GP0|#c1e84a47-bc3c-49d5-b923-fcfdf432b28f;L0|#0c1e84a47-bc3c-49d5-b923-fcfdf432b28f|Fall 2017 - 2 DL;GTSet|#ff5002fa-8399-4824-8dd4-231cdb4e3288;GPP|#938af55b-fbb1-40e4-b7f1-59a1714ca81b1811
ENV5411.Ahttp://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Classes/DispForm.aspx?ID=1734ENV5411.AFederal Regulation of Food and AgricultureThis course provides an overview of the U.S. Farm Bill and other federal laws that impact growing policy, animal husbandry, and food production. Students will examine federal farm and agriculture law with specific emphasis on the Farm Bill and its myriad of agriculture, nutrition and environmental programs. This course will explore the ways in which the Farm Bill, the single largest funding source for everything from childhood nutrition to land trust acquisition, impacts everything from U.S. international policy stances to the availability of local food resources. Students will also examine the Food and Drug Administration’s role in managing food and agricultural concerns in the United States.<br> <strong>Approved for Master’s credit only.</strong>GP0|#7982f3a2-6a31-4c8f-b810-6f5c8797146e;L0|#07982f3a2-6a31-4c8f-b810-6f5c8797146e|Spring 2017 - 1 DL;GTSet|#ff5002fa-8399-4824-8dd4-231cdb4e3288;GPP|#938af55b-fbb1-40e4-b7f1-59a1714ca81bJanuary 10, 2017 – March 1, 20171734
ENV5478.Ahttp://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Classes/DispForm.aspx?ID=1790ENV5478.AGlobal Food Security and Social JusticeVesilind,Pamela<div>This course addresses the legal landscape of global hunger, and the ways in which climate change, population growth and economic inequality intersect with food security law and policy challenges. First, we’ll address how “food security” and “hunger” are defined and measured for policy-making purposes. Then, we’ll explore international legal frameworks supporting food security and comparative domestic legal frameworks impacting food security, including Constitutional food rights, agriculture subsidies and tariffs, and public food and nutrition assistance programs. Next, the course examines the ownership of the food supply, including transnational corporations’ impact on the food system, commodities markets’ impact on global food prices, intellectual property rights with respect to biotechnology/GMO, and the role and impact of the WTO in moderating trade. Finally, we’ll address structural legal shortcomings of our international food aid system. Throughout the course, we’ll examine how climate change, population growth and economic inequality complicate the relevant food security topics.</div> <div><strong>Approved for JD credit.</strong></div>GP0|#01d644aa-9805-42f1-ba15-de87bd6614d9;L0|#001d644aa-9805-42f1-ba15-de87bd6614d9|Summer 2017 - 1 DL;GTSet|#ff5002fa-8399-4824-8dd4-231cdb4e3288;GPP|#938af55b-fbb1-40e4-b7f1-59a1714ca81bMay 2 - June 21, 20171790
ENV5479.Ahttp://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Classes/DispForm.aspx?ID=1793ENV5479.ALaw and Policy of Local Food Systems<div>This course explores state and local policies that impact distribution of food, restaurant regulation, and comparisons of state-level initiatives to bolster local food markets. Students will be exposed to specific skills for small and mid-size producers and entrepreneurs working in the agricultural and food industries. Finally, students will examine the state and local food laws and emerging entrepreneurial trends in food production. As state and local governments often control and implement even sweeping federal laws, students will explore the ground-level realities of working in the new food economy. Many states have implemented local policies in the interest of encouraging increased food production, and students will explore those new trends and innovative experiments.</div><div><strong>Approved for JD credit.</strong></div>GP0|#0a66fadf-c7bf-41f0-8233-04052e782ca3;L0|#00a66fadf-c7bf-41f0-8233-04052e782ca3|Summer 2017 - 2 DL;GTSet|#ff5002fa-8399-4824-8dd4-231cdb4e3288;GPP|#938af55b-fbb1-40e4-b7f1-59a1714ca81bJuly 4 - August 23, 20171793
ENV5540http://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Classes/DispForm.aspx?ID=1783ENV5540Public Health Implications of U.S. Agriculture and Food PolicyEubanks,WilliamIt is often argued that individual food choice is the ultimate exercise of personal responsibility in our society. But what if that conventional wisdom was challenged, instead recognizing that a complex web of agricultural and food laws substantially influences what ends up on our plates and ultimately affects the health of individuals and communities? These policies, and the regulatory mechanisms supporting them, play a vital role in determining health outcomes for our nation, and accordingly will be explored in depth in this course. In the context of these policies, the course will cover diverse public health issues including Farm Bill and other federal nutrition assistance programs, food access, obesity and malnutrition, food safety and foodborne diseases, genetically engineered foods, organic and other certification schemes, and the debate about food systems and sustainability.​​2.00000000000000GP0|#f8be52e6-570e-44f6-a7f1-2a5c84593ee6;L0|#0f8be52e6-570e-44f6-a7f1-2a5c84593ee6|2017 Summer - Term 2;GTSet|#ff5002fa-8399-4824-8dd4-231cdb4e3288;GPP|#938af55b-fbb1-40e4-b7f1-59a1714ca81b1783