For attorneys who want to practice law in a firm, opportunities to focus on food law have been steadily increasing as to meet growing demands of their clients. Firms often combine food law with other practice areas such as alcoholic beverage and/or pharmaceutical law. Therefore, they need to offer clients transactional, regulatory, and litigation services. As sourcing and consumer markets spread around the globe, these practices have simultaneously expanded to the international level by providing advice on complex issues like, for example, health and safety topics, products liability issues, intellectual property enforcement, insurance matters, and various aspects of food labeling. The participants of this master will be provided with the necessary skills for meeting this global legal challenges.
This program also prepares for a legal career within companies operating the food sector both at the national and international level. This skills are particularly valuable in Italy which is a tradition of excellence in this area at the local, national and international level.
Graduates of this master will also acquire the skills and expertise to work the legal departments of the United Nations organizations, such as the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), World Food Program (WFP) and International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), where lawyers provide legal advisory services to the organizationsâ€™ members, assist in the formulation of treaties, publish legal studies, and maintain databases of national legislation and international agreements. They may also work in on policy topics, such as researching and advocating for international, national, and local polices that improve food security, nutrition, and agricultural practices.
As to achieve these professional objectives, the School of Law of LUISS Guido Carli will assist in identifying the right opportunity, while providing participants with:
- CV and interview clinics
- Meeting with industry representatives
- Participation to LUISS careers days in Rome and Brussels