University of Washington

Towards Global Food Law: Transatlantic Competition and Collaboration

February 8, 2013
8:45am to 5:30pm
William H. Gates Hall
University of Washington, Seattle

Sponsored by University of Washington School of Law, UW European Union Center of Excellence and Center for West European Studies, École des Hautes Études Commerciales (HEC Paris), Washington State University — University of Idaho School of Food Science, and the Jackson School of International Studies.

This all day workshop will feature leading experts from the US and Europe discussing emerging policy and legal issues in transatlantic food regulation. Presenters represent a range of sectors, from academia to government agencies and the private sector, with a diverse array of perspectives that will bring about an engaging exchange of ideas on these topics.

Keynote speaker:

  • William Marler, Marler Clark LLP
    Topic: Strengths and Weaknesses of Litigation as a Food Safety Regulation

Presenters include:

  • Alberto Alemanno (École des Hautes Études Commerciales, Paris)
  • Carlos Alvarez (Delegation of the EU to the USA)
  • Aaron Bobrow-Strain (Whitman College)
  • Charles Breen (Food & Drug Administration)
  • Ryan Calo (UW School of Law)
  • Hassaan Ghazali (USAID FIRMS Porject, Pakistan)
  • Daniel Ho (Stanford Law School)
  • Caoimhin Macmaolain (Trinity College, Dublin)
  • Barbara Rasco (WSU School of Food Science)
  • Denis Stearns (Seattle University Law School)
  • Jane Winn (UW School of Law)

Tentative Program:




Emerging Issues in Transatlantic Food Regulation: Policy Perspectives


Emerging Issues in Transatlantic Food Regulation: Industry Impacts


Keynote Address: Strengths and Weaknesses of Litigation as a Food Safety Regulation


Nudging the Menu: Food Production, Consumption, and the Rise of Libertarian Paternalism


Continuing Legal Education Presentation on Food Safety (CLE Ethics)


Closing Comments

Space is limited. Registration is required (see link below).
For more information, contact the School of Law at 206-543-0059.
6.75 CLE credits are available (includes the .75 ethics credit) with additional registration fee for materials.

Program will available by video conference in Pullman (for live CLE credit) to participants in Eastern WA. Participants should notify Dr. Rasco for campus location and directions by Feb 1, 2013.

Conference without CLE Credits: Free
Conference with CLE Credits: $50 (for CLE course materials)

Pre-Registration is Required. Click here to register.

The EU Center of Excellence is funded by a grant from the European Union.

European Union Center of Excellence
120 Thomson Hall
Box 353650
University of Washington
Seattle, WA 98195-3650
(206) 616-2415 office
(206) 616-2462 fax