Food, Law, and COVID-19

A Collaborative Course Sponsored by the LL.M. Program in Agricultural & Food Law at the University of Arkansas School of Law. The live sessions will regularly convene each Friday from 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. Central Time. Recordings will be available to all participating universities.

1 - COVID-19 and Impacts on the Food System - An Introduction (Aug. 28, 2020)

Susan Schneider, William H. Enfield Professor of Law and director of the LL.M. Program in Agricultural and Food Law, University of Arkansas School of Law

2 - Nutrition, Health, and COVID (Sept. 4, 2020)

Margaret Sova McCabe, dean and professor of law, University of Arkansas School of Law

3 - Federal Food and Nutrition Assistance (Sept. 11, 2020)

Sheila Fleischhacker, adjunct professor, Georgetown Law; co-chair, HER NOPREN COVID-19 School Nutrition Implications Working Group

4 - An Introduction to “Essential Workers” (Sept. 18, 2020)

Nicole Civita, Sustainable Food Systems Specialization, lead and instructor, Masters of the Environment Graduate Program, University of Colorado Boulder; affiliated professor, LL.M. Program in Agricultural and Food Law, University of Arkansas School of Law

5 - A View from the Field: Farmworkers During the Pandemic (Sept, 25, 2020)

Beth Lyon, clinical professor of law, founder of the Farmworker’s Legal Assistance Clinic; associate dean for experiential education and director of the Clinical, Advocacy and Skills Program, Cornell Law School; Briana Beltran, lecturer, Farmworker Legal Assistance Clinic, Cornell Law School

6 - COVID Outbreaks in Meat and Poultry Processing Plants (Oct. 2, 2020)

Leah Douglas, associate editor and staff writer, Food and Environmental Reporting Network (FERN)

7 - Farm to Slaughter: The Law and Policy of Meat Production in the U.S. (Oct. 9, 2020)

Anthony Schutz, associate dean for faculty and associate professor of law, University of Nebraska College of Law

8 - On the Farm: Livestock Producers Under Contract (Oct. 16, 2020)

Jennifer Zwagerman, assistant professor of Law and director of the Agricultural Law Center, Drake University Law School

9 - Food Waste: Market and Logistics Failures; Legal impediments to Saving Food When Supply Collapses (Oct. 23, 2020)

Emily Broad Leib, clinical professor of law, director of the Food Law and Policy Clinic and deputy director of the Center for Health Law and Policy Innovation, Harvard Law School

10 - COVID Economic Disruption: The Global Supply Chain (Oct. 30, 2020)

Alexia Brunet Marks, associate professor of law, University of Colorado Law School

11 - International Perspectives: Food Security and COVID in Developing Nations (Nov. 6, 2020)

Uché Ewelukwa Ofodile, E.J. Ball Professor of Law, University of Arkansas School of Law

12 - Global Food Perspectives: The Right to Food (Nov. 13, 2020)

Michael Fakhri, special rapporteur on right to food, United Nations Human Rights Council; associate professor of law and director of the Food Resiliency Project, Environmental and Natural Resources Law Center, University of Oregon School of Law

13 - COVID and Food Security in Indian Country (Friday, Nov. 20, 2020)

Colby Duren, director of the Indigenous Food and Agriculture Initiative, University of Arkansas School of Law

14 - Local and Regional Food Systems: Building Sustainability and Resilience (Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2020)

Neil Hamilton, professor emeritus of law, Drake University Law School

15 - Learning from the Past: Pandemics and Food Security in Historical Context (Dec. 4, 2020)

Michael Roberts, professor from practice and executive director of the Resnick Center for Food Law and Policy, UCLA School of Law