Certificate in Food and Agriculture Law

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 Agriculture and Food Law and Policy(3)

FOOD & AGRICULTURE ELECTIVES - 8 CREDITS

  • ENV5380 - Food Regulation and Policy (3)
  • ENV5381 - Local Farm and Food Law in Practice (3)
  • ENV5383 - Food Justice & Sustainability (2)
  • ENV5385 - Global Food Security (2)
  • ENV5401 - Agriculture and the Environment (3)
  • ENV5408 - The Law of Animals in Agriculture (3)
  • ENV5410 - The 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(3, DL*)
  • ENV5540 - Public Health and Food and Agriculture Policy (2)

GENERAL ELECTIVES - 3 CREDITS

  • ENV5125 - Land Use Regulation (3)
  • ENV5235 - Natural Resources Law (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