PROGRAM ON COMPARATIVE EAST ASIAN FOOD SAFETY LAW AND GOVERNANCE AT HOKKAIDO UNIVERSITY, SAPPORO, JAPAN

   

ANNOUNCEMENT:

PROGRAM ON

COMPARATIVE EAST ASIAN FOOD SAFETY LAW AND GOVERNANCE

1 WEEK; 1 CREDIT of Directed Research

May 17 to May 25, 2010

                                    AT HOKKAIDO UNIVERSITY, SAPPORO, JAPAN

 

With the rise of globally distributed food products, comparative food safety law is a growing area of concern.  This course will explore evolving concepts of food safety as implemented through domestic regulatory programs in the United States, China, and Japan.  Readings will focus on new developments in food safety regulation in each of these areas, as well as some aspects of public-private governance.

 

Program Information:

·         Professor Stephanie Tai of the UW Law School will teach a class entitled Explorations in East Asian Food Safety Law and Governance with UW Law School students and law students from the Hokkaido University.

·         All instruction is in English.

·         Open to current 1L and 2L students.

·         Opportunities for cultural and social exchanges with Japanese students.

·         Side trips to agencies charged with food safety protection in Hokkaido are being planned.

·         1 credit of Direct Reading (Law 990).

·         The cost per student is estimated to be about $2200; participating students will receive $1400 from the East Asian Legal Studies Center.

·         The program is limited to 8 UW J.D. students.

·         You will need a passport to participate in this program.

 

Participating UW LS students are required to complete a reaction paper evaluating the experience and comparing three articles (5 pages), due Friday, August 20, 2010.

 

TO APPLY: Put together an application packet made up of:

1) a cover letter, addressed to Prof. Tai, explaining why you would like to participate in the program;

2) an unofficial transcript (request this to be sent to you by email; go to your MyUW website for information; then forward the transcript to the EALSC); and

3) a c.v. or resume

 

Send your application packet by attachment to Susan Katcher, the associate director of the East Asian Legal Studies Center, skatcher@wisc.edu, by or before Thursday, March 25, 2010. 

 

Alternatively, put the documents in a large envelope and put in the mailbox of the East Asian Legal Studies Center by or before the deadline. (The mailbox is near room 5106, by the Law School main office.)

 

If you have any questions, contact Prof. Tai or the East Asian Legal Studies Center c/o the associate director at skatcher@wisc.edu.

 

Deadline for application is THURSDAY, MARCH 25, 2010, 4 P.M.


Proposed Schedule

 

May 17 (M)      Arrive in Sapporo, Japan (location of Hokkaido University)

May 18  (T)      11:00 a.m.                               Opening Ceremony & Welcome Lunch

                        1:00 p.m. - 4:00  p.m.             Class (3 hrs.)

 

May 19 (W)   1:00 p.m. - 4:00  p.m.    Class (3 hrs.)

                        5:30 p.m. - 8:00  p.m. Dinner party (times are approximate)

 

May 20 (Th)     10 a.m. - 11:30 p.m.   Potential class time (1 1/2 hr)

                        1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.  Class (3 hrs.)

 

May 21 (F)       10 a.m. - 11:30 p.m.   Potential class time (1 1/2 hr)

                        1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.  Class (3 hrs.)

 

May 23 (Su)   Possible field trip (excursion) over Saturday and Sunday

 

May 24 (M)      10 a.m. - 11:30                        Class (1 1/2 hr)

                        1:00 - 4:00                               Visit to food safety agency (3 hrs.)

 

May 25 (T)       10 a.m. - 11:00                        Wrap up class (1 1/2 hr)

                        11:00 a.m.                               Closing Ceremony & Farewell Lunch

                        Departure

 

Submitted by roomreservations, roomreservations@law.wisc.edu on March 15, 2010

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