Agricultural/Food Law and Policy

Law 470



Writing Experience (WE)



For years, the agriculture and agribusiness industries have urged consumers to consider the source of their food. Consumers are increasingly doing just that, sometimes raising questions about the way food crops are raised and marketed. This seminar will examine the legal and policy aspects of food and fiber production, with specific attention being paid to both traditional agricultural law issues and contemporary debates regarding how we grow, market, and sell food in the United States.

Students enrolled in this seminar may encounter issues introduced or addressed in other upper-level courses, and examine those issues more closely and directly within the agricultural and food law and policy context. For instance, students may have taken courses on administrative, immigration, land use, and tax law, but have not considered how the legal principles learned there apply specifically within the agricultural context. May relate to some topics covered in the natural resources law course.


R. Starling (Adjunct)

UNC School of Law | Van Hecke-Wettach Hall | 160 Ridge Road, CB #3380 | Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3380 | 919.962.5106

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