Resnick Program for Food Law & Policy


For Students – Resnick Program for Food Law and Policy


The Program’s educational component features high-caliber symposia and conferences, classes, and workshops. Along with our Food Law and Policy Lunch Series and Food Forum events, the Resnick Program will be offering three new courses during the 2014-15 academic year, to compliment to the Law 634, Food Law and Policy seminar.

Course Offerings

The Law 634 - Food Law and Policy Seminar course, which has been offered at UCLA Law for four years, will continue to allow students to engage in an in-depth exploration of a topic of interest via individual papers and projects. Law 634 will be offered again during the 2015-16 academic year. 

During Fall 2014, Law 440 - Introduction to Food Law and Policy, will focus on how food law as a response to this modern food system has adapted and developed into a distinctive area of law.

During Spring 2015, two new specialized courses will be offered. The Law 679 – Sustainable Agriculture Law Seminar course will examine the legal framework governing agriculture and students will discuss topics such as the Farm Bill and information regulation, and will further explore potential solutions to environmental problems. Law 912 – City Food Policy: Legislative & Policy Advocacy, will be offered as a January term course and will focus on recent or currently active policy issues to help students learn about legislative and policy advocacy. Students will be assigned to play different roles in the policy making process and will produce various written materials such as presentations, op-eds, press releases, and/or legislative testimony.

Experiential Learning 

In addition, through research and externship opportunities, as well as fellowships, the Program creates opportunities for students to work at the forefront of food policy and learn from leaders in the field.

Resnick Program Externship Opportunities are now available for Fall 2015

The Program collaborates closely with UCLA’s student led Food Law Society, developing and co-sponsoring public programs and activities.