The Resnick Program for Food Law and Policy is a think tank at UCLA that seeks legal and policy solutions in support of a food system that yields improved health and sustainability outcomes for all.
What We Do
Law and Policy Research and Education
Through the publication and dissemination of innovative legal scholarship and policy analysis, the Resnick Program helps facilitate discussion on important decisions about food issues affecting millions of people.Leadership Development & Student Training
The Resnick Program attracts, trains and supports tomorrow’s food law and policy leaders, scholars, and practitioners through course offerings, fellowships, externships, and research opportunities.
Through dialogue with a broad range of food system stakeholders, the Resnick Program focuses on projects that bring real and meaningful change to the food system.
Food Law & Policy Clinic
In close association with the Resnick Program for Food Law and Policy, UCLA School of Law has launched a Food Law and Policy Clinic to bring new legal services to organizations that are expanding healthy food access and improving food environments, as well as those that are engaged in supporting a transition to sustainable food production and distribution. In addition to providing hands-on training to our students, the clinic is a catalytic tool for the organizations working to shift the status quo in the food system. While focusing on the dual goals of improving the food system and training effective and ethical lawyers, the clinic guides students through direct client representations that will prepare them for real-world work.