I started law school last year, enrolling in Drexel University's Thomas Kline School of Law's accelerated JD program. In the fall, I'll begin my final year.
Among other things, becoming a law student made me learn about the Food and Drug Law Institute's group for those new to food and drug law (NFDL). Although I've been involved with FDLI for more than a decade, I wasn't aware of this program, which has a variety of programs and opportunities for young lawyers and law students who are new to the food and drug bar.
In March, I organized an FDLI event at the Kline Trial Advocacy Institute in Philadelphia. This was the first NFDL event outside the DC area, and approximately 40 law students from area schools attended.
The current issue of FDLI's Update magazine has my write-up about the evening's event, including some of the insights from Gayle Lawson of the FDA, Paul Savidge of Spark Therapeutics, Yvonne McKenzie previously of Pepper Hamilton, Amy Rick of FDLI, and Marlene Shea of Johnson & Johnson.
If you know any law students considering a career in food and drug law, I hope you'll share the piece and let them know about the NFDL.