Call for Presenters: The Future of Food Law & Policy in Canada (Nov. 3-4 in Halifax)

The first national food law conference of its kind in Canada will be taking place at the Schulich School of Law at Dalhousie University on Thursday, November 3 and Friday, November 4, 2016.

What is the role of law and legal practice in shaping sustainable, productive, resilient, innovative and just food systems? Over the past decade, a new constellation of principles, practices, ideas and institutions has begun to define the domain of “food law and policy”, challenging legal actors to understand and critically reimagine their place in realizing food system objectives from production, to processing, transport and sale, to the dinner plate.

On November 3-4, 2016, the Schulich School of Law at Dalhousie University and Food Lawyers of Canada will bring together thought leaders from across this field at a national conference in Halifax to explore law’s changing role in Canadian food systems and to help chart the future of food law and policy in Canada.

Help to shape this emerging field.

Please submit proposal abstracts by AUGUST 12, 2016 to CANFOODLAW2016@GMAIL.COM

Scholars, practitioners, policy makers, adjudicators, organizations and others who would like to be part of the conference program are invited to submit individual-presentation or group-panel proposal abstracts of no more than 300 words on any of the following conference themes:

  • How do/should we define the domain of “food law and policy”, and what are the implications of that definition for this emerging field?
  • What are the next big legal and policy challenges confronting Canadian food systems?
  • What does the future of food law legal practice, research and advocacy look like?
  • How can we best provide access to, educate and mentor the next generation of thinkers, practitioners and decision-makers in Canadian food law and policy?

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