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Center for Agriculture and Food Systems

The Center for Agriculture and Food Systems trains law and policy students to develop real-world solutions for a more sustainable and just food system.

To do this, CAFS educates students through a comprehensive array of residential, online, and experiential courses. Students can pursue a degree or certificate in food and agriculture law as a Master's, JD, or LLM student. CAFS' diverse course offerings, Food and Agriculture Clinic, and varied degree options give students the opportunity to explore food and agriculture law from a variety of perspectives and experiences.

​CAFS is also a center for research and advocacy. As a clinician in the Food and Agriculture Clinic or as a Research Assistant, students can work with local, regional, national, and international partners and engage in law and policy work geared toward addressing food systems challenges related to the environment, public health, the economy, food security, and animal welfare. Working with project partners, students can develop legal tools and policy recommendations for stakeholders across the food system, including farmers, food producers, entrepreneurs, distributors, consumers, legislators, and administrators.