Food System Justice and Sustainability



2017 Summer - Term 3

About This Class

​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.

Class Code



Environmental Law