Baylen J. Linnekin
Baylen J. Linnekin is a food lawyer and an adjunct professor at George Mason University Law School, where he developed and teaches the Food Law & Policy Seminar, and an adjunct faculty member at American University, where he teaches courses on food policy.His first book, Biting the Hands That Feed Us, focuses on ways that laws and regulations often serve to proscribe sustainable food practices, and is being published by Island Press. Linnekin recently served as an expert witness in an ongoing federal First Amendment food-labeling lawsuit and authored an amicus curiae brief in Horne v. U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, a key U.S. Supreme Court food-law case that centered on the Fifth Amendment’s Takings Clause. Along with faculty from Harvard Law School, UCLA Law School, and other law schools, Linnekin is one of seven founding board members of the new Academy of Food Law & Policy.