Resnick Program for Food Law & Policy

Resnick Program for Food Law and Policy

Annual Harvard-UCLA Food Law and Policy Conference (October 13, 2017)

Sugar, Stress, Environment, and Weight Symposium (October 25, 2017)

Food Law Student Leadership Summit (November 17-19, 2017)

Resnick Program Newsletters​

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.

Food Law in the United States by Michael Roberts, Executive Director of the Resnick Program for Food Law and Policy

RES_PUB_Michael_Roberts_Food_LawAs the modern food system continues to transform food—its composition, taste, availability, value, and appearance—consumers are increasingly confronted by legal and regulatory issues that affect us all on a daily basis. In Food Law in the United States, Michael Roberts addresses these issues in a comprehensive, systematic manner that lays out the national legal framework for the regulation of food and the legal tools that fill gaps in this framework, including litigation, state law, and private standards.

Read the FDLJ Review (2017)

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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. 

Practical Solutions

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.