Melissa Shapiro

International Food Law and Policy Fellow

Melissa Shapiro is an International Food Law and Policy Fellow with the Resnick Center at the UCLA School of Law. Her research focuses on model strategies in global food law and policy governance. She previously worked as a Clinical Instructor at Harvard Law School’s Food Law and Policy Clinic; as a Consultant with the United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, where she supported the Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food; and as an Attorney-Advisor with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Office of General Counsel.

Shapiro received her B.A. magna cum laude in Environmental Studies and Anthropology/Sociology from Middlebury College, and her J.D. magna cum laude and Masters in Environmental Law and Policy summa cum laude from Vermont Law School. While at Vermont Law School, Shapiro was an Articles and Staff Editor for the Vermont Law Review, an Albert Schweitzer Fellow, and received awards of excellence for coursework in food and environmental law. She is a licensed member of the bar of the State of New York.

Shapiro’s publications have appeared in the State Crime Journal, and Georgetown Journal of International Affairs, among others.