The Symposium

This one-day symposium will focus on the laws that support Italy’s most valued and globally exported products. The “Made in Italy” branding depends on a complex legal regime permeating all aspects of development, production, and global export. It also stands behind representations of excellence and quality. Speakers will address a variety of “Made in Italy” products and the formal and informal rules that define, support and – in some cases -- undermine them. The labor relations behind olive oil production, the geographic indicators that signal unique wine flavors and tastes, the property regime that enables certain types of agricultural production, secured lending laws tailored to cheese and prosciutto production, the regulation of grains in the making of quality pasta, and a few others. The symposium at the FIU College of Law is scheduled on February 21, 2020, during the week of the South Beach Wine and Food Festival. The papers presented will be subsequently published in the FIU Law Review in a special symposium edition.

Sponsorship Opportunities and Donations

To sponsor the Made in Italy Symposium, please contact Professor Jorge Esquirol at

For donations to FIU Law Review or the Made in Italy Symposium, please contact Jasmin Grant at


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Friday, February 21st
9:00 AM


Jorge Esquirol, Professor of Law, FIU College of Law
Antony Page, Dean, FIU College of Law

FIU College of Law, Large Courtroom

9:00 AM - 9:15 AM