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Bock Agricultural Law & Policy Fall Symposium and CLE

Event Type
Professional Development
Illinois ACES, Illinois College of Law, Illinois State Bar Association Food Law Section
iHotel & Conference Center
Sep 9, 2022   8:30 am - 5:00 pm  
See agenda.
Melissa Warmbier
Originating Calendar
College of Law - Alumni Calendar

Cost: $100.00 Advance registration, Deadline is September 6, 2022. | $125.00 at the door (including lunch).


College of Law Students may attend this conference AT NO COST by sending an email to

The schedule and speakers are as follows:

7:45 – 8:20

Registration and Coffee

8:20 – 8:30

Introduction and Welcome Remarks

8:30 – 9:15

Opening Keynote Address:

Susan Schneider, University of Arkansas, Food Law: A National Perspective (via Zoom)

9:15 – 10:00

Tom Redick, Global Environmental Ethics Council, Product Liability Prevention & the PFAS Problem

10:00 – 10:30

Lisa Schlessinger, Illinois Student Assistance Commission, Confessions of a Former FOIA Officer: Overview of current IL law and Tips for Successful FOIA Requests

10:30 – 10:45

Coffee Break

10:45 – 11:15

Jessica Guarino, University of Illinois, Misleading Food Labeling and the Reasonable Consumer

11:15 – 11:45

Alexis Pascaris, Agrivoltaics

11:45 – 12:15

Michaela Oldfield, Gorman Heritage Farm, Food Policy Councils, A Lawyer’s Perspective

12:15 – 1:30

Lunch & Keynote Address:

Alexia Kulwiec, University of Wisconsin, Legal and Policy Challenges faced by Independent Farms and Food Producers

1:30 – 2:30

Eric Greenberg, Eric F. Greenberg, P.C., Two Hot Topics: Label Claims & General Recognition of Safety

2:30 – 2:45

Coffee Break

2:45 – 3:30

Elaine Vorberg, McCarthy Duffy LLP, Legal Aspects of Financing a Food or Agtech Start-up

3:30 – 4:00

Terence Centner, University of Nebraska, Liability for Damages from Pesticides with Examples Involving Injuries from Glyphosate and Dicamba

4:00 – 4:30

Lynne Ostfeld, Lynne R. Ostfeld, P.C. Contracts and International Supply Chains in a Time of Uncertainty

4:30 – 5:00

Bryan Endres, University of Illinois, Agritourism Risk Management

Financial Hardship Policy

Full and partial registration fee waivers of at least 50% off the undiscounted registration amount are available to persons with demonstrated financial hardship. To apply, applicants must submit a written request via email to stating: (1) the reason for their interest; (2) an explanation of why the fee associated with the program causes the lawyer’s financial hardship; and (3) a completed course registration form. Fee waivers will be awarded on a space-available basis, with preference given to applicants in order of date submitted. The University of Illinois, Department of Agricultural & Consumer Economics program coordinator may waive or reduce the fee for the CLE program at his or her discretion. Requests for fee waivers cannot be accepted after September 7, 2022.

Please email Melissa Warmbier at for any questions.

Refund Policy:
The registration fee is non-refundable.


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