Course Description

LAW 913 - Preemption and the Regulation of Nutrition

This course will discuss the significant leeway that state and local governments have to regulate the food system, and the boundaries of this power.  We will look at several areas where states have attempted to regulate—including labeling foods that include genetically engineered ingredients, animal welfare, and sugar consumption reduction strategies—attempts to block these regulations, and how courts have handled these challenges.  We will discuss the complexity and utility of having multiple layers of regulation, what changes in the federal administration mean for state and local regulation, and whether the system can or should be streamlined.

Course Information:

This course is not offered in 2019 - 2020

Categories
Administrative Law & Government Regulation - Public Health, Labor and Welfare; Administrative Law & Government Regulation - Economic and Consumer Regulation; Constitutional Law, Government, and Public Policy;