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2019 Food Law Student Leadership Summit

April 5-7thGeorgetown University Law Center

The Food Law Student Leadership Summit convenes law students from around the country who share a passion for creating an equitable, transparent, healthy, and sustainable food system. Food law and policy is a fast-growing field within the legal profession and society at large.

The 2019 Summit will be held April 5-7th in Washington, D.C. at the Georgetown University Law Center. The event will be co-hosted by the Harrison Institute for Public Law, O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law, and Health Justice Alliance, all at Georgetown University Law Center, and the Food Law and Policy Clinic at Harvard Law School, with support from the National Food Law Student Network.

The Food Law Student Leadership Summit was launched in 2015 at Harvard Law School by the Food Law and Policy Clinic, with support from the Charles M. Haar Food and Health Law and Policy Fund and GRACE Communications Foundation. This annual Summit convenes students from around the country who share a passion for food law. Each year this event provides the opportunity for approximately 70 law students from nearly 50 law schools and two dozen nationally-renowned food law faculty, practitioners, and expert speakers to gather and discuss the most pressing issues in food law, allowing attendees to:

  • deepen their understanding of key food law and policy issues;
  • hear from advocates, academics, policy practitioners, policy makers, and more;
  • work with a small group to develop and present policy solutions;
  • gain valuable resources and insights for promoting food law and policy at their schools;
  • tour local food organizations; and
  • network and establish lasting connections with dedicated law students from across the country.

Hotel accommodations and all meals in Washington, D.C. will be provided for all admitted Summit participants. A transportation stipend will be provided to cover a portion of participants’ travel costs.

Some testimonials from Summit Attendees:

  • “When I arrived at the Summit, I knew instantly that a cooperative spirit wasn’t just “present” like I had hoped. It was the core of the gathering. Professionals and academics dined at the same tables as Summit participants, discussing their own work and listening to and encouraging student interests. Students engaged each other, sharing past work experiences, advice on class offerings, and what was most meaningful to them about food law.”
  • “I loved the seminars and speakers, and I left the Summit with great connections and an incredible passion to further pursue this area of law!”
  • “The Summit had meaningful content, exciting speakers, and great tours. The organizers also did a fantastic job organizing networking time so that students got a chance to know each other.”
  • “The Summit was an incredible networking event and it was inspiring to be around so many like-minded people.”

 

The deadline to submit applications is January 31st, after January 31st we will consider applicants for the wait list on a rolling basis. Admitted students will be notified by late February so travel accommodations can be made promptly.

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The 2019 Food Law Leadership Summit is co-hosted by the Harrison Institute for Public Law, O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law, and Health Justice Alliance, all at Georgetown University Law Center, and the Food Law and Policy Clinic at Harvard Law School, with support from the National Food Law Student Network.

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The 2019 Food Law Leadership Summit is made possible through the generous support of GRACE Communications Foundation, and the Charles M. Haar Food and Health Law Policy Fund.

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