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Concentration in Food and Agriculture Law

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The Concentration 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 concentration 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 concentration courses in order to earn the concentration.

REQUIRED - 3 CREDITS

  • ENV5108 - Introduction to Agriculture and Food Law and Policy(3)

FOOD & AGRICULTURE ELECTIVES - 7 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)
  • ENV5307 - Animals and the Law (3)
  • ENV5246 - Water Quality (3)
  • ENV5902 - Forestry Policy and the Law (2)
  • INT7446 - International Trade and the Environment (2)
  • ENV5245 - Water Resources Law (3)
  • ENV5238 - Global Sustainability Field Study (1)
  • TBD - Representing Farmers and Food Producers (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 and 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)
  • ENV5212 - Climate Change and the Law (3)
  • ENV5349 - Regulating the Marine Environment (2)
  • ENV7380 - Advanced Environmental Legal Research (1)
  • ENV5239 - Land Transactions and Finance (3)
  • ENV5446 - Environmental Justice (2)
  • ENV5423 - Ocean and Coastal Law (3)
  • JUR7333 – Animal Law & Ethics (3)

EXPERIENTIAL/WRITING - MINIMUM OF 1 CREDIT

  • Master's or JD externship on a food/agriculture topic
  • CLI9428 Food and Agriculture Clinic
  • AWR, LLM Research Project, or IRP on a food/agriculture topic

* Available via distance learning only

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