The Resnick Program for Food Law and Policy has one of the only clinical programs in the country dedicated to Food Law and Policy. The Clinic allows students to take on the role of policy advocate within the food justice movement, which calls for positive, systemic change in the areas of food insecurity, public health, workers’ rights, urban agriculture, land use, animal welfare, and social entrepreneurship.
As part of the course, students will develop and implement several policy advocacy strategies, including:
- Working with local stakeholders in the food system to identify, develop, and implement new and impactful policy initiatives;
- Providing guidance and education to food innovators regarding laws and policies related to food access and food waste and recovery; and
- Using social change campaigns and legal needs assessments to promote food equity for underserved individuals and communities.