Alcohol Regulation - LAW 729

3 Hours

This course provides students with a broad overview of the developments in the regulation of alcohol since the early Twentieth Century. Using the three primary types of alcoholic beverages, wine, beer, and spirits, the course examines all aspects of the industry from production to consumption. At the Federal level the course examines the 21st Amendment to the Constitution and its interplay with the Commerce Clause, equal protection, due process, the 1st Amendment, and regulations. The three-tier system will also be discussed in relation to both the state and federal governments. The state and federal regulations regarding the shipping, sales, trademark, branding, tort liability, and production of alcohol will be reviewed. Finally, international law and institutions will be discussed.