Resnick Program for Food Law & Policy

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About the Resnick Program for Food Law and Policy

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The Resnick Program for Food Law and Policy studies and advances breakthrough solutions for improving the modern food system. Based at UCLA Law, the Resnick Program is a national think tank focused on developing key legal and policy strategies, timely research, and practical tools to foster a food system that benefits both consumers and the environment. Covering a wide range of local, national, and global food policy topics and issues, the program seeks solutions in support of a food system that embodies the values of equity, transparency, and accountability and that yields improved health and sustainability outcomes for all through:

  1. Law and Policy Research and Education
  2. Leadership Development & Student Training
  3. Creating Practical Solutions for Food System Challenges

In close association with the Resnick Program for Food Law and Policy, UCLA School of Law is launching a Food Law and Policy Clinic to bring new legal services to organizations that are expanding healthy food access and improving food environments, as well as those that are engaged in supporting a transition to sustainable food production and distribution. In addition to providing hands-on training to our students, the clinic will be a catalytic tool for the organizations working to shift the status quo in the food system. While focusing on the dual goals of improving the food system and training effective and ethical lawyers, the clinic will guide students through direct client representations that will prepare them for real-world work.