LAW-2172 Food Law: Business Client

Ms. Rachel Alpert,

2 credits day; 2 credits evening.


This course examines the regulation of food in the United States. Emphasis will be on compliance with a federal statutory and regulatory scheme in a highly active environment as well as on the public policy choices involved in determining whether, and how, to regulate these products. The course will cover topics such as food safety, genetically engineered foods, high fructose corn syrup, sugar-sweetened beverages, nutritional and health claims and the First Amendment, “natural” and “organic” foods, food labeling including front-of-package schemes, food additives, dietary supplements, carcinogens, warnings, and obesity. In addition, the course will consider the challenges involved in representing clients in this industry, including consideration of how an organization creates institutional structures to address broader regulatory compliance matters including corporate governance and internal compliance programs related to federal regulatory requirements. There will be a take-home final examination.


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pointer    Meets Health/Biomedical Concentration Requirements

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<<Course Updated: March 11, 2016>>