Journal of Food Law & Policy

The Journal of Food Law & Policy is the first student-edited legal journal in the country devoted to the study of food law and its impact on society. Published in July 2005, the inaugural issue of the Journal features several prestigious authors, including renowned food law expert, Peter Barton Hutt and agricultural law scholar Neil Hamilton. Now well established and available on Westlaw, the Journal features articles on food safety and labeling, consumer interest in food policy, international food safety laws and regulations, the legal effects of food technology, traceability issues, and a wide variety of other dynamic issues affecting food law and policy. Included in each issue are food law updates from the United States and from Europe, with Spring issues including Canadian food law updates as well.

The Journal is published twice a year and is edited by some of the top law students at the University of Arkansas School of Law. The School of Law is noted for its work in the law of food and agriculture, with several food law courses offered and an LL.M. program in Agricultural and Food Law.


Articles may be submitted for publication consideration anytime throughout the year. A regular and efficient production schedule is maintained, with close communication with article authors. Articles may be submitted via email to or mailed to:

Journal of Food Law and Policy
University of Arkansas School of Law
107 Waterman Hall
Fayetteville, AR 72701


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2017-18 Staff

Phillip Treat
Articles Editor
Emily Helmick
Executive Editor
Bess Rystrom
Managing Editor
Ricky Nolen
Note and Comment Editors
Son Nguyen
Sam Cowherd
Megan Lombardi
Arnetta Porter
Celina Walker
David Matlock
Richard Meyers
Asia Cruz
Staff Editors:
Leahna Luke
Megan McLaughlin
Joy Jackson
Tyler McKay
John Adkins
John Williams
Savannah Clay
Christina Lusk
Aaron Cochran