Meet the Blog Editor

Joseph Simpson

Joseph Simpson is a 2016 graduate of Vermont Law School where he was the Editor-in-Chief of the Vermont Journal of Environmental Law. While in law school, Joseph focused on environmental law and specifically land-use planning and he published an article in the Animal Law Review in 2016 that discussed local government tools available to separate wildlife from humans to avoid violent interactions between pets, children, and predatory animals. He also won the 2016 Jonathan B. Chase paper competition for his essay explaining how California’s ballot initiative system allowed Californians to override state and federal approval of a tribal casino project even though voter apathy or lack of information may have been the reason the ballot measure involved passed. Prior to law school, Joseph graduated from Iowa State University with a B.S. in history and political science and minored in sociology and philosophy.

As FLI’s Blog Editor, Joseph works alongside Gabriela and Kiran while he will oversee the publication process and work with contributing authors from Food Law International’s vast network to promote legal scholarship in all areas of international food law.

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Food Law International, LLP (FLI) is excited to announce the launch of its blog series on global perspectives of food law, regulation and policy. FLI seeks to advance and develop interdisciplinary scholarship on all aspects of international food law with the goal to promote environmental sustainability, public health, food safety, farm animal welfare, climate change resilience, and social integrity.

We welcome blogs of approximately 1,000 words in length on any topics in food and agriculture law with embedded on Bluebooked citations. We ask that you include a short biography and headshot with your submission.

Please send submissions to
​We look forward to sharing your research and perspectives with the world!