legal education, career opportunities

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Food Law and Policy (FL&P) is a quickly growing field of legal practice that offers many exciting career opportunities for law students. As national awareness of food and agricultural issues increases, particularly the way laws and policies influence our food system, more law students are demanding that their law schools offer courses, internships, and clinical experiences in this field. Law schools across the country have an opportunity to satisfy this student demand, while at the same time providing students with skills and knowledge that will equip them to engage with the many complex, dynamic, and important issues related to the practice of FL&P. This article seeks to explain to curious and interested legal educators the types of career paths a student might take in the field of FL&P and the ways law schools can provide students the necessary skills and education in order to prepare them for a career in FL&P.