Committee Nominations – Now Open

Committee members play a critical role in providing FDLI with subject-matter and editorial advisory expertise. Each fall, the nomination process opens to select committee members for the coming year. The process is as follows:

  • September 10, 2019: Call for Nominations Opens
  • October 10, 2019: Call for Nominations Closes
  • December 2019: All nominees will be notified of the status of their nomination
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Committee Service

Expectations for service on an FDLI committee may vary depending on the committee. Generally:

  • Committee service requires a commitment of between 5 – 15 hours a year
    • For conference committees, this commitment may occur over a shortened period of time to plan for the conference
    • The committees meet via online meeting platforms, email, and conference call
  • Terms for FDLI Committees are one year, generally January – December
    • Publications committee involvement spans the entire year
    • Conference committee involvement is most heavily focused during the six months prior to a conference
  • In addition to supporting FDLI, committee participation allows you the opportunity to connect with other FDLI members from across the community


Important Nomination Information:

  • FDLI members are encouraged to nominate themselves
    • If nominating someone else, please ensure that the person has agreed to be nominated
  • Nominations for multiple committees are accepted
    • Please fill out a separate form for each committee nomination
  • Committee members must be FDLI members, unless you are a current government employee

Committees Seeking Nomination:

Academic Programs Committee 

  • Helps FDLI support scholarship in the food and drug law field

Advertising and Promotion of Medical Products Conference Planning Committee 

  • Helps FDLI to provide timely and relevant programming regarding advertising and promotion trends, emerging issues, and policy developments
  • This conference is generally held in the fall

Austern Writing Awards Committee 

  • Fosters the next generation of professionals in the food and drug law field

California Programs Planning Committee 

  • Helps FDLI identify pertinent topics and develop programming to be offered in California

Cannabis-Derived Products Committee 

  • Assists FDLI with developing content and identifying stakeholders to contribute to the discussion of cannabis-derived products in the federal regulatory space

Enforcement, Litigation, and Compliance Conference Planning Committee 

  • Helps FDLI cover the latest trends and changes in enforcement and compliance

Food Advertising, Labeling, and Litigation Conference Planning Committee 

  • Helps FDLI to provide updates on the most pertinent aspects and trends in advertising, labeling, and litigation for food and dietary supplements

Food and Drug Law Journal Editorial Advisory Board 

  • Provides peer review of manuscript submissions, advises on content, and serves as a resource for our student editors at Georgetown University Law Center

Medical Products Committee 

  • Helps FDLI provide programming to meet the needs of the medical products community

New to Food and Drug Law Planning Committee 

  • Assists FDLI in creating educational programming and networking opportunities for those new to food and drug law

Patient Organization Programs Engagement Committee 

  • Assists FDLI by creating innovative introductory course offerings for patient organizations

Publications Advisory Board 

  • Provides strategic input on developing book projects, identifying editors and authors, and the overall content of the FDLI publications program

Publications Peer Review Committee 

  • Provides manuscript review and editorial feedback for Update magazine, electronic resources, and book chapters

Tobacco and Nicotine Products Committee 

  • Ensures that tobacco programs bring diverse stakeholders together to have high-level discussions on tobacco and nicotine products regulation and policy

Webinar Programs Committee 

  • Advises FDLI in formulating and implementing webinars about law, regulation and policy affecting the food and drug law community and reviews webinar proposals submitted by the FDLI community

For questions about the FDLI Committees or the nominations process, contact Claire Day, Educational Programs Coordinator.