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Idaho Law Review Symposium: Genetically Modified Organisms: Law and the Glogal Market

2012 Idaho Law Review Symposium

Genetically Modified Organisms: Law & the Global Market

April 20, 2012
Owyhee Plaza
1109 Main Street
Boise, ID

Every year, the Idaho Law Review presents a symposium on a topic that is interesting and seminal to legal practitioners. Topics addressed in previous years have included water law, sustainable land use planning, internet and intellectual property law, and health care reform. The Idaho Law Review is proud to announce its upcoming 2012 symposium, GMOs: Law and the Global Market. The symposium will address genetically modified organisms and their relevance to both domestic and international legal questions.

Speaker's Biographies (pdf)

Symposium Schedule

Continental Breakfast and Lunch Provided

8:00 am - Check-in & continental breakfast

8:30 am - Introductory Remarks
Dean Don Burnett, University of Idaho College of Law

8:45 am - Keynote
Prof Lakshman Guruswamy, University of Colorado School of Law

9:30 am - Panel I: Issues with Genetically Modified Organisms: Science, Economics, and Law

Prof. Gregory Mandel, Temple University Beasley School of Law - Regulation and Regulatory Gaps in GMO Agriculture (pdf)
Mr. Mark Darrington, Idaho Wheat Commision
Mr. Dario Machleidt

11:00 am - Panel II: Barriers and Channels for GMO Trade
Mr. Jack Bobo, Senior Advisor for Biotechnology, Bureau of Economic and Business Affairs, U.S. State Department - Trade wreck? When ag policy meets reality (pdf)
Prof. Paul Heald, University of Illinois School of Law - GMOs and the WTO: Statesmanship and the Precautionary Principle (pdf)
Dr. Gilbert Winham, Schulich School of Law, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia - GMOs and the International Court Decisions

12:30 pm Lunch (provided)

1:15 pm - Panel III: Legal & Policy Implications of Biotechnology

Dr. Guy Knudsen, University of Idaho College of Agriculture & Life Sciences - The Science Needed to Inform Law & Policy
Dean James Chen, University of Louisville School of Law - GMO Technology and Agricultural Practices
Prof. Andrew Torrance, University of Kansas School of Law - The Tort of Nuisance in Intellectual Property

2:45 pm - Panel IV: Social Dimensions of GMO Law: Producers and Consumers

Prof. Carmen Gonzales, Seattle University School of Law - GMOs and Equity
Prof. Debra Strauss, Fairfield University - Food Security

4:15 pm - Closing Remarks

4:30 pm - Informal Reception

*Sponsorship opportunities available. The Idaho Law Review is a 501(c)(3) organization. Tax deductible amounts for Vandal Gold or Idaho Sliver levels will depend on whether sponsor attendees are registered for CLE or non-CLE credit.