Gabriela Steier

Founding Partner

Gabriela Steier is Co-Founder of Food Law International (FLI) and Editor in Chief of the forthcoming textbooks International Food Law and Policy and International Farm Animal, Wildlife and Food Safety Law.

She is a barred attorney and focuses on food safety, policy, animal welfare and GMO issues domestically and in the European Union. Gabriela has lectured on these topics and continues her research.

Gabriela worked as an LLM Fellow in Food and Agriculture Law at the Vermont Law School. She also joined the Duquesne University School of Law as an Adjunct Professor teaching a breakthrough new course in "food law and policy" in 2015 and "climate change law" in 2016. As Visiting Professor at the University of Perugia, Italy, she also teaches EU-US comparative food law at the Department of Political Sciences. She holds an LL.M. in Food and Agriculture Law form the Vermont Law School, a B.A. from Tufts University, a J.D. from Duquesne University and is pursuing a doctorate in comparative law at the University of Cologne in Germany. She worked as a Legal Fellow at the Centre for Food Safety on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. from 2013 until 2015.

She has published widely on international food law, policy and trade and has earned several awards for her work. As experienced editor and with her numerous publications ranging from peer-reviewed articles in international medical journals to law reviews, Gabriela has gained wide-spread interdisciplinary interest and some of her articles have been on the Top Ten List on SSRN for several months as well as the top ten list in environmental law textbooks on

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