Monday, March 19, 2012

The Past, Present, and Future of Food Regulation: A European Perspective

Alberto Alemanno (guest instructor at the Institute for Food Laws and Regulations) will be presenting a talk at Harvard, 
The Past, Present, and Future of Food Regulation: A European Perspective, March, 21, Wednesday, 12:00-1:00.  This presentation, by telling 3 main stories, will offer a European perspective on the past, present and future of the regulation of food products and food consumption. While story 1 will illustrate the genesis, evolution and main features of EU food law and policy, story 2 will explore – by examining some of the ongoing food trade disputes – the international food regulatory regime introduced by the World Trade Organization. By looking into the future, story 3 focuses instead on the regulatory challenges related to the obesity epidemic.

After discussing the EU 'regulatory mix' consisting of regulatory initiatives (e.g. labeling schemes, such as health claims) and self-regulatory mechanisms (e.g. voluntary commitments), it explores – at the time of increasing European interest for the use of nudging – the effectiveness and legitimacy of regulatory approaches aimed at integrating the findings of behavioral research into policy-making.

Monday, March 12, 2012

Food for thought Professor shares his expertise on food

Professor Neal Fortin is profiled in this article in Detroit Legal News.
"Law students get a lot to digest in Neal Fortin's classes. . . ."

Sunday, March 11, 2012

EU Law Course on iTunes U

Institute for Food Laws and Regulations guest instructor, Alberto Alemanno, has posted his EU Law course online on  iTunes U and the HEC Paris page

If you have not had the good fortune to hear Dr. Alemanno speak, these lectures will provide a pleasant introduction to what you have been missing. He is a shining star in his field, enthusiastic in sharing his knowledge, and a gifted educator. 

Thursday, March 01, 2012

H. Thomas Austern Memorial Writing Competitions

The Food and Drug Law Institute (FDLI) is now accepting papers for the H. Thomas Austern Memorial Writing Competitions. FDLI sponsors the  competitions to engage law students interested in food and drug law. There are two competitions - one for papers with a maximum of 40 pages, and one for papers between 41 and 100 pages. Winning papers are considered for publication in the Food and Drug Law Journal.
Two prizes will be awarded for each of the two competitions:
• 1st place - $4,000
• 2nd place - $1,000

All competition details and a listing of previous winners are available online
Deadline: May 31, 2012

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