Who We Are

The Harvard Food Law Lab

The Harvard Law School Food Law Lab was founded in the Fall of 2013 by Professor Jacob Gersen. The Food Law Lab promotes research, scholarship and innovation in food law and supports increased clarity and effectiveness in the legal regulation of food.

You can find the Harvard Food Law Lab on Twitter at @theFoodLawLab and on the web at FoodLawLab.org

The Resnick Center for Food Law and Policy

The Resnick Center for Food Law and Policy is a think tank at UCLA that seeks legal and policy solutions in support of a food system that yields improved health and sustainability outcomes for all.  The Center focuses on food law and policy research and education; practical solutions to the problems facing the food system; and leadership development and student training at UCLA Law.

You can find the Resnick Center on Twitter at @uclafoodlaw

Blog Administrators 

Jacob Gersen

Harvard Law School Professor

Jacob Gersen is Professor of Law at Harvard Law School.  He holds a Ph.D. and J.D. from the University of Chicago, where he also taught prior to joining Harvard. He is co-editor of Food Law and Policy  and is an expert in food law, administrative law, legislation, and constitutional law.

Jacob can be reached at jgersen@law.harvard.edu, and can be found on Twitter at @thefoodlawlab and @JacobGersen

Michael T. Roberts

Executive Director of the Resnick Center for Food Law and Policy

Michael T. Roberts is the founding Executive Director of the newly established Resnick Center for Food Law and Policy at UCLA School of Law. He is well versed in a broad range of legal and policy issues from farm to fork in local, national, and global food supply systems. He has recently authored the first major treatise on food law, titled, Food Law in the United States, published by Cambridge University Press. He is also co-editor of Food Law & Policy (with Jacob Gersen), a new casebook to be published by Wolters Kluwer. He has also written several other chapters and articles on food law topics.

Michael can be reached at roberts@law.ucla.edu

Diana R. H. Winters

Assistant Director of Scholarship, Resnick Center for Food Law and Policy

Diana R. H. Winters is the Assistant Director of Scholarship at the Resnick Center for Food Law & Policy at UCLA Law.  Her research interests lie in food law and she writes about the interaction between federal and local law and the judicial review of regulation.  Winters was a Visiting Scholar with the Resnick Center in 2015 while on research leave from her position as Associate Professor at Indiana University McKinney School of Law.

Winters is currently on leave from I.U. McKinney, which she joined in 2012, and she lives in Los Angeles with her family.  Before that she was the Health Law Scholar Visiting Assistant Professor at Boston University School of Law and an Assistant Solicitor General at the New York Attorney General’s Office.  Winters holds a J.D. from New York University, a Ph.D. and M.A. from Harvard University, and a B.A. from Brown University.

Winters has authored numerous articles and contributes to several blogs, including the Health Affairs blog.  Her most recent work includes “Restoring the Primary Jurisdiction Doctrine,” Ohio State Law Journal (forthcoming 2017), “Food Law at the Outset of the Trump Administration,” 65 UCLA Law Review Discourse 28 (2017), “The Decentralization of Food Policy and Building a Stronger Food System, Law and Policy for a New Economy (Ed. Melissa Scanlan), Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd. (2017) (book chapter).

Diana can be reached at winters@law.ucla.edu, and can be found on Twitter at @diana3000

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