The course will consider the difficult issues confronting the federal government as it works to make the food supply by implementing the Food Safety Modernization Act, a major statute that will require state-of-the art regulatory design and implementation. The course will consider how the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will resolve issues resolving risk assessment and cost-benefit analysis, as well as how it will cope with a rulemaking system that has become both ossified and politicized. The course will offer students the opportunity to develop practice-oriented writing skills, in such formats as blogging, congressional testimony, legislative drafting, and recommendation memos for decision-makers. The course is designed for students who hope to work in the area of public policy and regulatory design, for the government or in the private sector. They are especially appropriate for students seeking concentrations in health and environmental law. Although focused on food policy, which poses major challenges nationally and globally, the course will equip students to work within the federal administrative law and legislative systems to solve difficult policy problems at the intersection of protecting public health and the environment. A paper written for this course may be used to satisfy the Advanced Writing Requirement.
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Last offered Fall 2014.