More than 75 students who share a passion for creating an equitable, transparent, healthy and sustainable food system came from 47 different law schools to the UCLA School of Law for the 2017 Food Law Student Leadership Summit in November.
Co-hosted by UCLA School of Law's Resnick Center for Food Law and Policy and Harvard Law School's Food Law and Policy Clinic, the summit built on the success of the past summits while exploring Southern California's unique role in our food system.
Participants deepened their understanding of key food law and policy issues, heard from advocates, food producers, academics, policy practitioners and policy makers, and worked in small groups to develop and present policy solutions. Students joined scholars and others in tours of local food organizations including LA Prep, a commercial food production space that works with many of the artisanal producers in Los Angeles, and the Stanford-Avalon Community Garden, a 180-acre community garden plot in South Los Angeles. The summit is a project of the Food Law Student Network.