The Certificate in Food and Agriculture Law covers sustainable agriculture and food and the connections these systems have to the environment, energy, human and animal health, labor, and climate change.

The certificate requires a minimum of 14 credits of coursework and experience or writing in the area of food and agriculture law. Students are required to earn a GPA of 3.0 or better in all certificate courses in order to earn the certificate.

​REQUIRED - 3 CREDITS

  • ENV5108 - Introduction to the Law and Policy of Agriculture, Food and the Environment (3)

FOOD & AGRICULTURE ELECTIVES - 8 CREDITS

  • ENV5110 - Ecology of Food & Agriculture (3)
  • ENV5380 - Food Regulation and Policy (3)
  • ENV5381 - Ag/Food Entrepreneurial Law (3)
  • ENV5383 - Food System Justice & Sustainability (2)
  • ENV5385 - Global Food Security (2)
  • ENV5401 - Agriculture Environmental Law (3)
  • ENV5408 - The Law of Animals in Agriculture (3)
  • ENV5410 - The Modern Farm Bill (2)
  • ENV5411 - Federal Regulation of Food And Agriculture (3, DL*)
  • ENV5478 – Global Food Security and Social Justice (3, DL*)
  • ENV5479 – Law and Policy of Local Food Systems (3, DL*)
  • ENV5540 - Public Health Implications of US Ag & Food Policy (2)

GENERAL ELECTIVES - 3 CREDITS

  • ENV5125 - Land Use Regulation (3)
  • ENV5235 - Natural Resources Law (3)
  • ENV5245 - Water Resources (3)
  • ENV5246 - Water Quality (3)
  • ENV5250 - Watershed Management & Protection (3)
  • ENV5310 - Environmental Health Law (3)
  • ENV5405 - Ecosystem Conservation Strategies (2)
  • ENV5406 - Animal Rights Jurisprudence (2)
  • ENV5474 - Land Conservation Law (2)
  • ENV5561 - Environmental Enforcement & Compliance (2)
  • JUR7333 – Animal Law & Ethics (3)

EXPERIENTIAL/WRITING - MINIMUM OF 1 CREDIT

  • Master's or JD externship on a food/agriculture topic
  • Food and Agriculture Clinic
  • AWR, LLM Research Project, or IRP on a food/agriculture topic
  • ENV5301 Advanced Food Writing Seminar
  • ​Participation in the CAFS Research Associate Program (must be for credit)

* Available via distance learning only