Constitutional Law I, Constitutional Law II, Food Law and Policy
B.A. with Honors, University of Toronto, 1991
J.D., U.C. Berkeley School of Law, 2006
Andrea Freeman’s scholarship interrogates the intersection of critical race theory with issues of food policy, health, and consumer credit. Many of her articles explore her pioneering theory of food oppression, which examines how facially neutral food-related law, policy, and government action disproportionately harm marginalized communities. She also studies the effects of racism by credit card companies against consumers. Freeman teaches Constitutional Law, Federal Courts, Race and Law, and Comparative Social Justice and Constitutional Law at the University of Hawaii William S. Richardson School of Law. In Spring 2017, she was a Visiting Professor at the UC Berkeley School of Law, where she taught Federal Courts. In Summer 2018, she was the Distinguished Scholar of Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems at Vermont Law School. She is a member of the ACLU of Hawaii Litigation Committee, and received the Community Faculty of the Year award in 2015.
After graduating from Boalt Hall in 2006, she clerked for Judge Jon O. Newman of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit and former chief Judge José A. Fusté of the U.S. District Court for the District of Puerto Rico. Before law school, she worked in Toronto as a counselor for women and children who experienced domestic violence and in New York as a production manager in the independent film industry. She has an honors degree in History from the University of Toronto.
‘FIRST FOOD' INJUSTICE, Stanford University Press (forthcoming 2019).
Unmothering Black Women: Formula Feeding and the Legacy of Slavery, 68 Hastings L.J.__ (forthcoming 2018)
Racism in the Credit Card Industry,95 North Carolina L. Rev. 1071(2017) (selected for the 2016 Yale/Harvard/Stanford Junior Faculty Forum)
Behavioral Economics and Food Policy: The Limits and Politics of Nudging, in NUDGING HEALTH: HEALTH LAW AND BEHAVIORAL ECONOMICS, Johns Hopkins University Press, 124-39 (2016).
“First Food” Justice: Racial Disparities in Infant Feeding as Food Oppression, 83 Fordham L. Rev. 3053 (2015).
The 2014 Farm Bill: Farm Subsidies and Food Oppression, 38 Seattle U. L. Rev.1407 (2015).
Transparency for Food Consumers: Nutrition Labeling and Food Oppression, 41 Am. J. L. & med. 315 (2015).
The Unbearable Whiteness of Milk: Food Oppression and the USDA, 3 U.C. IRVINE L. REV. 101(2013).
Payback: A Structural Solution to the Credit Card Problem, 55 ARIZONA L. REV. 151(2013).
Linguistic Colonialism: Law, Independence and Language Rights in Puerto Rico, 20 Temp. Pol. & Civil rights L. Rev.177 (2010).
Fast Food: Oppression Through Poor Nutrition,95 CAL. L. REV. 2221(2007).
Note, Morris Communications v. PGA Tour: Battle for the Rights to Real-Time Sports Scores, 20 BERKELEY TECHNOLOGY L. J. 23(2005).