Genetically Modified Organisms: Law & the Global Market

Friday, April 20 2012 at 8:00 AM

Location: Owyhee Plaza - 1109 Main Street - Boise ID

The Idaho Law Review will present Genetically Modified Organisms: Law and the Global Market On April 20, beginning at 8 a.m. at Owyhee Plaza - 1109 Main Street - Boise. This symposium will host four panels of experts to discuss, in a legal context, the science needed to better inform policy, GMO market acceptance, international trade issues, food producer and consumer issues, domestic GMO regulation and biotechnology. Idaho exports its agricultural products nationally and globally, and Idaho agriculture includes genetically modified crops. Genetic engineering offers the promise of greater efficiency in farming, yet it comes with market and environmental uncertainties.

Legal practitioners and the public are invited to attend. CLE credits available.

Keynote - Prof. Lakshman Guruswamy, University of Colorado School of Law

8:00 – 8:30 a.m.: Check-in and continental breakfast
8:30 a.m.: Introductory remarks
8:45 a.m.: Keynote
9:30 a.m.: Panel I—Issues with Genetically Modified Organisms:
science, economics, and law
11:00 a.m.: Panel II—Barriers and Channels for GMO Trade
12:30 p.m.: Lunch
1:15 p.m.: Panel III—Legal and Policy Implications of Biotechnology
2:45 p.m.: Panel IV—Social Dimensions of GMO Law: producers and consumers
4:15 p.m.: Closing remarks

Registration Fee
Registration deadline Wednesday, April 18, 2012. Same day registration not available.
* For General Public: $35 (breakfast and lunch provided)
* For Continuing Legal Education Credits: $110 (breakfast and lunch provided)
5 ½ CLE Credits Available
* For Students (must pre-register with student I.D.)
Option A—$30 for day (breakfast and lunch provided) or
Option B—free for afternoon panels (breakfast and lunch not included)

Register online: Phone: (208) 885-7241
Or contact: * Renee Karel,
* Katie Bilodeau,