Food Fight! The Art and Science of Foodborne Illness Litigation
January 2-12, 2018
2 J.D. credits
Pending approval for on-demand standard CLE credits
This course will provide a solid introduction to the world of product liability litigation and cutting-edge issues in food safety. it will equip law students and practitioners with both the legal fundamentals and the practical aspects of product liability litigation through the lens of foodborne illness cases.
We will explore the statutory, regulatory and common law framework for foodborne illness torts by examining several case studies from recent foodborne illness outbreaks. General topics will include the evolution of strict liability law; identifying proper parties; value selection; complaint drafting; written discovery; depositions; and working with experts.
This course is intended for law students at any U.S. law school seeking J.D. credit. It is also intended for attorneys seeking CLE credits and for other working professionals.
These courses will be taught using Blackboard and administered asynchronously online. In accordance with ABA rules, law students are limited to four credits in online courses per term, and to no more than 15 total online credits towards their J.D. degree. Law students must have earned 28 credits before earning credit for online courses.
- Students must complete all class sessions and reading assignments.
- Degree-seeking students must submit a written paper or complete a final exam as specified in the course syllabus.
- This course has no prerequisite other than Torts and Civil Procedure.
- Law Students: Degree-seeking students currently enrolled in an ABA-accredited law school should complete Part A of the application form and return it with a letter from their school’s registrar reflecting their status as a student in good standing with permission to take the Mitchell Hamline course(s) as a visiting student. NOTE: Mitchell Hamline students do not need a letter of good standing from the registrar and should register via Agresso.
- Working Professionals: Working professionals may apply by completing Part B of the application form, which grants them special student status.
- The deadline for Mitchell Hamline students to add or drop a J-Term course in Agresso is December 15, 2017. After December 15, students may still drop or add until the start of the course by completing the Add/Drop form and submitting it to the Office of the Registrar. Students who drop after December 15 and before the start of the course will incur a $150 per credit penalty.
Please contact Megan Bohlman (email@example.com) for tuition information.
Nonrefundable application deposit: $150 per course
The deposit will be deducted from the total tuition amount and only returned if you are not accepted into the course or the course is canceled. The balance of the tuition is due one week prior to the first class session for each course after which no refund will be made.
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