Extended deadline for Food Safety Law program in Japan

   

DEADLINE HAS BEEN EXTENDED FOR

PROGRAM ON

COMPARATIVE EAST ASIAN FOOD SAFETY LAW AND GOVERNANCE

1 WEEK; 1 CREDIT of Directed Research

May 17 to May 26, 2010

                                         AT HOKKAIDO UNIVERSITY, SAPPORO, JAPAN

EXTENDED DEADLINE: APRIL 8, 2010

 

 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).

  • Participants will receive $1400 from the East Asian Legal Studies Center.
  • Housing costs for participants will be covered by a grant from Hokkaido University and housing will be arranged for participants.

·         The remaining cost per student is estimated to be about $300 - $500. 

·         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). The paper deadline is 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. THE DEADLINE FOR APPLYING HAS BEEN EXTENDED UNTIL THURSDAY, APRIL 8, 2010.

 

Alternatively, put the documents in a large envelope and deliver to the East Asian Legal Studies Center, room 4312, by or before the deadline.

 

Questions? Contact Prof. Tai or the Center”s associate director at skatcher@wisc.edu.  See http://law.wisc.edu/ealsc/jd_students/food-safety-course.html for the schedule and updates.

 

DEADLINE FOR APPLYING: THURSDAY, APRIL 8, 2010.

 

 

 

 

 

Tentative 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 22 (S) and May 23 (Su)                   Possible field trip over Sat. and Sun.                

 

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

 

May 26 (W)                                                   Departure

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