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2020 Food Law Student Leadership Summit

February 28 – March 1 | University of Arkansas School of Law

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

The 2020 Summit will be held February 28 – March 1st in Fayetteville, Arkansas at the University of Arkansas School of Law. The event will be co-hosted by the University of Arkansas LL.M. Program in Agricultural and Food Law 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 Fayetteville will be provided for all admitted Summit participants. A transportation stipend will be provided to cover a portion of participants’ travel costs. 

The deadline to submit applications is January 19, 2020. We will review applications on a rolling basis beginning in November and encourage students to apply early. Admitted students will be notified in December and January. Please email any questions to flsls@law.harvard.edu.

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The 2020 Food Law Student Leadership Summit is co-hosted by the University of Arkansas School of Law’s LL.M. Program in Agricultural and Food Law and the Harvard Law School Food Law and Policy Clinic. 

The Harvard Law School Food Law and Policy Clinic (FLPC) serves partner organizations and communities by providing guidance on cutting-edge food system issues, while engaging law students in the practice of food law and policy. Specifically, FLPC focuses on increasing access to healthy foods, supporting sustainable production and regional food systems, and reducing waste of healthy, wholesome food.

The first advanced law degree in agricultural and food law was founded at the University of Arkansas School of Law more than 30 years ago. Since that time, the LL.M. Program in Agricultural and Food Law has led the nation in this important area of law, connecting lawyers to our food system, from farm to plate.

With an expansive curriculum of courses designed specifically for our LL.M. candidates, we offer the best in specialized education. Our professors are nationally recognized scholars and practitioners. Only 24 credits are needed for the degree. Our network of over 300 alumni provide support to our Program and mentoring to our candidates.

 


The 2020 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. Additional sponsors will be posted as contributions are made.

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