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1045 W. Maple St.
Robert A. Leflar Law Center
Waterman Hall
University of Arkansas
Fayetteville, AR 72701

Phone: (479) 575-5601

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Ag & Food Law Research

The faculty and candidates of the LL.M. Program in Agriculture and Food Law are the thought leaders in their field. Their research, and the articles that appear in the University of Arkansas School of Law’s Journal of Food Law and Policy, help shape the way we think about agricultural and food law.

Faculty

Susan Schneider’s textbook Food, Farming, and Sustainability: Readings in Agricultural Law is the preeminent resource for understanding the complexities of agricultural law and teaching it in a law school setting. Professor Schneider is now working on an update to this book to be released Fall 2015.

Some of Professor Schneider’s other recent publications include:

Beyond the Food We Eat: Animal Drugs in Livestock Production, Duke Envtl. L. & Pol’y F. (forthcoming 2015)

Predicting the Future: Our Food System in 2015, 11 J. Food L. & Pol’y 21 (2015)

Chapter 12 Bankruptcy: Family Farm Restructuring, 2015 Ark. L. Notes 1686 (2015)

Ch. 3 – Local Food Policies & Ch. 16 – Agricultural Urbanism in Fayetteville, Arkansas: The Food City Scenario, Urban Agriculture: Policy, Law, Strategy, & Implementation, American Bar Association (2015) (with Civita, N. and Bernadett, L.)

Examining Food Safety From a Food Systems Perspective: The Need for a Holistic Approach, 2014 WISC. L. REV. 397 (2014).

Another Look at USDA Program, Letter to the Editor, CHICAGO TRIBUNE (May 06, 2013).

Notes on Food Law: An Overview of the Food Safety Modernization Act, ARK. L. NOTES (Oct. 10th, 2011).

Reconsidering the Industrialization of Agriculture, 26 J. Envtl. L. & Litig. 19 (2011).

A Reconsideration of Agricultural Law: A Call for the Law of Food, Farming, and Sustainability, 34 WM & MARY J. ENVTL L. & POL’Y REV. 935 (2010) (awarded 2011 Professional Scholarship Award, American Agricultural Law Association).

Contributing author, CONSUMER BANKRUPTCY LAW AND PRACTICE, National Consumer Law Center (Family Farm Reorganization chapter) (including annual updates, 2004-present).

Reconnecting Consumers and Producers: On the Path Toward a Sustainable Food and Agriculture Policy, 14 DRAKE J. AGRIC. L. 75 (2009).

What is Agricultural Law? 26 AGRIC. L. UPDATE (Jan. 2009).

Nicole Civita is well known for her work in food policy, food recovery, and food justice. She directs the Food Recovery Project and the Food Resiliency Initiative. Her recent scholarship includes:

Leftovers for Livestock – A Legal Guide, University of Arkansas School of Law (forthcoming, Summer 2015) (with O. Balkus., C. Rice., T. Alvoid., R. Teneja.)

Food Conservation, Donation, & the Law (working title), Food Loss & Waste Along the US Supply Chain: a 2014 Status Report, University of Pennsylvania (forthcoming, Fall 2015)

Resilience: The Food Policy Imperative For a Volatile Future (working title), 45 Envtl. L. Rep. ___ (forthcoming, July 2015)

K-12 School Food Recovery: Quick Guide, USDA Food Waste Challenge Tools/FRP Legal Guide (March 2015)

Ch. 3 – Local Food Policies & Ch. 16 – Agricultural Urbanism in Fayetteville, Arkansas: The Food City Scenario, Urban Agriculture: Policy, Law, Strategy, & Implementation, American Bar Association (2015) (with Schneider, S. and Bernadett, L.)

Agrarians Feeding Communities: Reconnecting Federal Farm Policy and Nutrition Assistance For a More Just Agri-food System, 7 NW INTERDISC. L. REV. 69 (2014).

2012 Developments in Food Law & Policy, 18 DRAKE J. AGRIC. L. 39 (2013).

Food Recovery: a Legal Guide, University of Arkansas School of Law (2013).

Legal Tools for Promoting Sustainable Farmland Use in the United States, Institute for Agricultural & Food Law, a Yeungnam University Law School, Republic of Korea (June 2013) (with Kelley, C.)

Home Free: Legalizing Home-Produced Foods, AGRICULTURAL LAW (Official Blog of the Association of American Law Schools’ Section on Agricultural & Food Law) (Dec. 28, 2012).

Christopher Kelley is recognized for his expertise both here and abroad. In addition to the courses he teaches at the University of Arkansas, he holds an appointment with the Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, Ukraine, teaching in their agricultural law program. He is a member of the editorial boards of the Baltic Journal of Law and Politics published by Vytautas Magnus University in Kaunas, Lithuania, and Law and Civil Society published by Taras Shevchenko National University.

Journal of Food Law and 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.

School of Law

1045 W. Maple St.
Robert A. Leflar Law Center
Waterman Hall
University of Arkansas
Fayetteville, AR 72701

Phone: (479) 575-5601

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