Monday, January 12, 2015

H. Thomas Austern Memorial Writing Competitions

The Food and Drug Law Institute (FDLI) is now accepting papers for the H. Thomas Austern Memorial Writing Competitions. FDLI sponsors the competitions to engage law students interested in food and drug law.

There are two competitions - one for papers with a maximum of 40 pages, and one for papers between 41 and 100 pages. Winning papers are considered for publication in the Food and Drug Law Journal.  Two prizes will be awarded for each of the two competitions: • 1st place - $4,000 • 2nd place - $1,000

All competition details are available online.  Deadline: First Friday of June, 2015

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Congratulation to Prof. Alemmano

Congratulations to Professor Alberto Alemanno! Well deserved.

Monday, November 17, 2014

Opening for Instructor | Institute for Food Laws and Regulations

The Institute for Food Laws & Regulations at Michigan State University (MSU) is seeking an energetic, experienced individual to teach an online course, Food Regulation in Canada. The course is taught completely via the Internet on Michigan State University’s online learning management system. 

More information is available at: 

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

HACCP Certification Short Course at MSU

To all interested in Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP) Certification, the following course will be offered on Monday and Tuesday, November 24-25, 2014:


This course is a certificate training and is accredited by the International HACCP Alliance. COURSE DIRECTORS: Dr. Jeannine Schweihofer, Dr. Les Bourquin, Dr. Kirk Dolan, Dr. John Partridge

Registration is available at the following website.

Those interested in taking the course of one credit of FSC 490 may register at the student rate ($175 + cost of credit), need to contact Dr. John A. Partridge, Food Science Advisor, Michigan State University, 517/353-3320;

Tuesday, November 04, 2014

Agricultural Law Symposium, November 7

The Agricultural Law Section of the State Bar of Michigan will be hosting an Agricultural Law Symposium on Friday, November 7th, 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM, in the Castle Board Room, Law College Building, Michigan State University. 

The purpose of the symposium is to encourage student contribution to the field of agricultural and food law by providing a forum for students to present papers to professionals in the agricultural and food law community. Light lunch will be served. Please email if you plan to attend.

More information is available at:

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Presentation: A Tangled Web: Social Network Models of Food Toxin Standards Worldwide, and Impacts on Trade and Health

The Center for Integrative Toxicology presents 
Felicia Wu, Ph.D.
John A. Hannah Distinguished Professor, Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition, to speak on:

"A Tangled Web: Social Network Models of Food Toxin Standards Worldwide, and Impacts on Trade and Health,” 
Friday, October 31, 2014
 12:30 p.m.
MSU, 162 Food Safety and Toxicology Building

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Enroll now to transfer 12 IFLR credits to the Master Degree in Global Food Law

Don't miss a great opportunity at the MSU College of Law for you to continue your studies and work toward a Global Food Law Master Degree. You can read more about the program at or email Andrea Besley, the program coordinator, at

This is the last semester when up to 12 credits earned in IFLR courses may transfer towards a Global Food Law master degree. Those enrolling in the masters' program after January 1, 2015, will only be able to transfer 9 credits from IFLR (making it consistent with other graduate program policies at MSU).

The spring semester application deadline is December 1, 2014. Classes begin January 12, 2015.  
Course offerings for spring 2015:
  • Foundations of Law and Legal Research
  • Administrative Law: Food Safety and Labeling
  • Codex Alimentarius
  • Food Regulation in the U.S.
  • International Food Laws and Regulations
  • Regulation of Agricultural Production and Marketing
  • Food Regulations in Canada
  • Food Regulations in the European Union
A Master of Laws (LL.M.) is available for students who have earned a Juris Doctor (J.D.)  A Master of Jurisprudence (M.J.) is availalble for those who do not have a law degree, such as doctoral students in other disciplines, policymakers, government officials, business executives, scientists, and other professionals. 

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