January 13, 2017
The Annual McGeorge School of Law Mike Belote Endowed Capital Lecture: Brews & Bureaucracy: The Emerging Law of Craft Beers was held Thursday, Jan. 12, 2017 at The Sutter Club.
The event featured a taste of craft beer followed by a presentation and panel discussion by experts active in this emerging industry and field of law. The speakers explained the legal landscape, point out roadblocks, propose changes, and identify emerging hot-button issues impacting California craft beer and distribution.
McGeorge Dean Francis J. Mootz III gave opening remarks and Professor Leslie Gielow Jacobs, Director of the Capital Center for Law & Policy, moderated the panel discussion. The speakers were Candace L. Moon, widely recognized as the leading craft beer attorney in California; Professor Daniel Croxall, '08, who practiced craft beer law prior to joining the McGeorge faculty in 2016; and Teresa Psuty, who along with other partners opened Crooked Lane Brewing Company in August 2016.
The Mike Belote Endowed Capital Center Lecture was made possible by a generous donation from Mike Belote '87, President of California Advocates, Inc. and longtime Pacific McGeorge alumni donor and volunteer. Mr. Belote's gift was matched by the University of the Pacific Powell Fund. This event is part of the Capital Center For Public Law And Policy Lecture Series.