Journal of Food Law & Policy

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About the Journal of Food Law & Policy

The Journal of Food Law & Policy has long been recognized as a leader in publishing articles and essays on food law and its impact on society. When the Journal’s inaugural issue was published in 2005, no other student-edited journal was devoted to this important topic and few law schools recognized the emerging discipline of food law & policy. Since that time, the Journal has led the nation in recognizing the significance of studying the legal framework of our food system. Food law & policy as a discipline has emerged as an accepted field of study and a popular part of law school curriculums across the world.

Today, the Journal continues its efforts to publish and promote the very best legal scholarship in food law and policy. Article topics include food labeling and safety, consumer interest in food policy, the environmental effects of food production, agricultural law and its impact on our food system, global food security, food assistance, nutrition policy, animal welfare, international food law, the regulation of biotechnology and other new food technologies, and a wide variety of other dynamic issues affecting food law and policy.

The Journal of Food Law & Policy is published twice a year and is edited by dedicated 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 a variety of food law courses offered, a specialized LL.M. Program in Agricultural and Food Law, the Indigenous Food & Agriculture Initiative, and the Food Recovery Project.

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.


Call for Articles and Essays:

The 2018 Farm Bill and Food Policy

The Farm Bill, an omnibus, multi-year law provides the framework for many aspects of our food system, including farm subsidies, food assistance programs, and food and agricultural research funding. The current farm bill, the Agricultural Act of 2014, expires in 2018. Congress has already begun the process of crafting a new farm bill.

The Journal of Food Law & Policy invites articles and essays examining the forthcoming 2018 Farm Bill for publication in the Spring 2018 issue of the Journal. Submissions should provide analysis, propose initiatives, and/or express commentary on the implications of this approaching legislation. Essays (2,500 words or less preferred) or articles (25,000 words or less preferred) are encouraged.

We welcome submissions from academics of all disciplines, as well as practitioners, policymakers, and advocates. Interested individuals should submit proposals with an abstract of 100 to 250 words and a short biography to no later than November 6th. If selected, final manuscripts will be due on January 26th.


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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