Resnick Program for Food Law & Policy

Resnick Program: UCLA-Harvard Law School Food Law and Policy Conference

UCLA School of Law Resnick Program for Food Law and Policy & Harvard Law School Food Law Lab
presents

the first inaugural UCLA-Harvard Law School Food Law and Policy Conference:

Transparency in the Global Food System: What Information and to What Ends?

Friday, October 24, 2014, 8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. | UCLA Faculty Center
Food Chains private screening, 3:30 p.m. – 6:15 p.m. | UCLA School of Law

Registration opens at 8:30 a.m. Program begins promptly at 9:00 a.m.


UCLA School of Law is a State Bar of California approved MCLE provider.

This activity qualifies for 4.75 hours of general MCLE credit.


Every day brings increasing news articles, intensified citizen concern, and political focus to the problems of our food system, accompanied by a building consensus to address the known challenges. However, both the factors shaping and the implications of our current food system are often opaque and difficult to analyze, due to both the complexity and lack of transparency in our system. Most Americans are not aware of the consequences of the supply chains that they participate in, and in some cases health information about food products is also obfuscated or unclear. Yet there is debate among policy makers and food producers about the amount and type of information that consumers should be entitled to. This conference will examine the issue of transparency in the food system, with the guiding questions of what do we mean when we say transparency, the role of the consumer in using information, and what more information can achieve and not achieve.


Registration will include entrance into conference, light breakfast, and lunch.


Conference registrants are also invited to a private UCLA campus Food Day screening of the documentary Food Chains, to take place at UCLA School of Law, Room TBA, following the conference.


Faculty members who register will also be invited to the academic workshop on Saturday morning.


A detailed program for the conference will be available shortly.


For directions to UCLA Faculty Center please visit: http://facultycenter.ucla.edu/About-Us/Directions.aspx


For directions to UCLA School of Law please visit: http://law.ucla.edu/about-ucla-law/directions/


Parking is available for purchase for $12.00/day in Lot 2 located at Westholme Ave. and Hilgard Ave. and parking with a handicapped placard is $5.00/day. Please note it is CASH ONLY.


Conference will feature the following speakers and topics:


Friday, October 24, 2014 | 8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

UCLA Faculty Center, California Room:


Keynote Speaker: Dr. David A. Kessler, former Commissioner of the United States FDA and current professor at University of California, San Francisco Medical School

 

Panel 1: What We Talk About When We Talk About Transparency: The Meaning of“Transparency” In the Modern Food System

Panelists will explore new frontiers in information provision currently being debated as well as identifying current food transparency gaps.

 

Panelists:

  • Lisa Heinzerling, Professor of Law, Georgetown Law
  • Amy Cohen, Professor of Law, Ohio State University Moritz College of Law
  • Ferdinando Albisinni, Professor, Universita Della TusciaViterbo

 Moderator:

  • Michael Roberts, Executive Director, Resnick Program for Food Law and Policy, UCLA School of Law

Panel 2: Information to what end: The Role of the Consumer in Driving System Change
This panel will explore the interaction between information and regulation, and the ability of consumers to use and respond to increased information about their food.

 

Panelists:

  • Jacob Gersen, Professor of Law, Founder and Director of The Food Law Lab, Harvard Law School
  • Stephen Sugarman, Professor of Law, University of California, Berkeley School of Law
  • Stephanie Tai, Associate Professor of Law, University of Wisconsin Law School

 Moderator:

  • Margot Pollans, Teaching Fellow, Resnick Program for Food Law and Policy, UCLA School of Law

Panel 3: Can More Transparency Help Fix a Broken Food System?

This panel will address the interaction between increased transparency and norms around food production and distribution, with the central question of whether raising the bar on transparency and information can have a direct impact on issues of equity in the food system.

 

Panelists:

  • Thomas McGarity, Professor of Law, University of Texas at Austin School of Law
  • Erika George, Professor of Law, Co-Director of Center for Global Justice, University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law
  • Andrea Freeman, Assistant Professor of Law, University of Hawai'i at Mānoa, William S. Richardson School of Law

 Moderator:

  • Kim Kessler, Policy and Special Programs Director, Resnick Program for Food Law and Policy, UCLA School of Law


Friday, October 24, 2014 |3:30 p.m. – 6:15 p.m.

UCLA School of Law, Room:

 

In collaboration with UCLA Campus Food Day events- conference registrations are invited to a private UCLA Campus Food Day Screening of documentary Food Chains

A film by award-winning documentary film maker Sanjay Rawal, Food Chains explores American agriculture from wage theft to modern-day slavery and exposes the powers that propagate these conditions.

Screening followed by discussion and Q&A with a distinguished panel of experts. Panelists to be announced.



*Saturday, October 25, 2014 | 9:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
UCLA School of Law, Room:


Academic Workshop

This workshop will bring together law school faculty to discuss the future of food law teaching and scholarship.

Panelists:

  • Stephen Sugarman, Professor of Law, University of California, Berkeley School of Law
  • Susan Schneider, Professor of Law, Director of the LL.M. Program in Agricultural and Food Law, University of Arkansas School of Law
  • Neil Hamilton, Professor of Law, Director of Agricultural Law Center, Drake University Law School

Moderator:

  • Margot Pollans, Teaching Fellow, Resnick Program for Food Law and Policy, UCLA School of Law

*Faculty members who register for the conference will be invited to the academic workshop on Saturday morning. You do not need to register separately.



Registration Information:


Registration Fees:

  • $0 – UCLA School of Law students, Harvard Law School students, and faculty members from all universities may register for free (a valid university email address must be used when registering)
  • $10 – students not currently enrolled at UCLA School of Law or Harvard Law School (a valid university email address must be used when registering)
  • $35 – alumni, professionals, public

Registration will include entrance into conference, light breakfast, and lunch.

Conference registrants are also invited to a private UCLA campus Food Day screening of the documentary Food Chains, to take place at UCLA School of Law, Room TBA, following the conference.

Faculty members who register will also be invited to the academic workshop on Saturday morning.

We accept online credit card payment or payment via check.


To register and pay online, please click here.


To register and pay via check
, please make the check payable to "UC Regents". Please complete this form and mail along with payment to:


Randi Kusumi | Resnick Program for Food Law and Policy

UCLA School of Law

385 Charles E. Young Drive, East

1242 Law Building

Los Angeles, CA 90095


A detailed program for the conference will be available shortly.


For directions to UCLA Faculty Center please visit: http://facultycenter.ucla.edu/About-Us/Directions.aspx


For directions to UCLA School of Law please visit: http://law.ucla.edu/about-ucla-law/directions/


Parking is available for purchase for $12.00/day in Lot 2 located at Westholme Ave. and Hilgard Ave. and parking with a handicapped placard is $5.00/day. Please note it is CASH ONLY.


If you have any questions, please contact Randi Kusumi at kusumi@law.ucla.edu.