Wednesday, March 18, 2015

2015 Summer Academy in Global Food Law & Policy

The 2015 Summer Academy in Global Food Law & Policy will take place from Monday 20 July to Friday 24 July 2015 in Bilbao, Spain. This is a preview of the program. 

Key Note address: “Appetite for Change: Tackling Undernourishment, Micronutrient Deficiency and Obesity”
Hilal Elver- UN Special Rapporteur for the Right to Food

The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership and Food Trade
Alberto Alemanno- Jean Monnet Professor of EU Law, HEC Paris and Global Clinical Professor, NYU School of Law

The Obesity Challenge: What Role for the Law in the Prevention of Non-Communicable Diseases?
Amandine Garde- Professor of Law at the University of Liverpool

The Perils of Comparative Food Law: Convergence, Divergence, and Complexity in US and EU Food Law
Neal Fortin- Director of Institute for Food Laws and Regulations, Michigan State University College of Law

Food Fraud: Guilty or Innocent?
Gilles Boin- Partner at Product Law Firm

Bridging the Gap between Behavioural and Experimental Policymaking and Obesity: Unleashing the Power of Peers for Healthy Nutrition
Pelle Guldborg Hansen- Founder of iNudgeyou and Professor Director of ISSP at Roskilde University

The Protection of Food-Related Geographical Indications in the Global Village: The TRIPS regime and the Battle between the Old World and the New World
Enrico Bonadio- Senior Lecturer in Law, City University London

Food   safety   expert   panel:   A   comparison   between   the   United   States,   the  European Union, Japan, and China
European Food Safety Agency (EFSA) presentation

And many more sessions and speakers to be announced.

For a more detailed preview of the program click here

Friday, March 06, 2015

Summer Enrollment Now Open

Explore online graduate degrees in Global Food Law from the nation's premier food university, Michigan State University.

Apply now for the summer or fall semester at
  • Get the tools you need to navigate a rapidly changing industry.
  • Flexible online program for lawyers and food industry professionals.
  • Applied courses in global food law and regulation taught by expert MSU faculty and practitioners. 
Summer semester: Application deadline is April 1, 2015. Classes begin May 18.
Fall semester: Application deadline is June 1, 2015. Classes begin August 17.

Summer 2015 course offerings:
  • Agriculture Special Topics: Pesticides, Fertilizer and Conservation
  • Survey of Intellectual Property in Agriculture
  • Food Regulations in Asia
Full curriculum and course descriptions available at

Tuition is $950 per credit hour. M.J. students must complete a minimum of 26 credits to graduate. LL.M. students with a J.D. must complete 24 credits to graduate.

Ready to apply? Apply online at

Questions? Please contact Andrea Besley, Global Food Law Program Coordinator, at or 517-432-6963.

Through our M.J. program, food industry professionals who do not have a law degree gain an understanding of common legal and regulatory issues.
Through our LL.M. program, associate attorneys who are new to food law can quickly gain the background to research food law issues and at a flexible pace with convenient hours. Seasoned attorneys can both refresh their knowledge on substantive law topics and receive updates on developments in global food law. 

MSU College of Law Global Food Law Programs
648 North Shaw Lane, Room 364
East Lansing, MI USA 48824