Monday, October 9, 2017

Anne Ross joins Careers in Agricultural & Food Law Speaker Series

Anne Ross joins Careers in Agricultural and Food Law

Speaker Series


The LL.M. Alumni Speaker Series is a forum for anyone interested in learning more about careers in Agricultural & Food Law. Current LL.M. Candidates, JD Candidates, Attorneys and Prospective students are encouraged to join us in person or by live stream. Contact us at llm@uark.edu for the live stream and check out our upcoming list of speakers.




Anne Ross, Farm and Food Policy Analyst, LL.M. Alumni
Anne Ross, an alumna of the LL.M. Program in Agricultural and Food Law, currently works as a Policy Analyst with The Cornucopia Institute. The Cornucopia Institute is an organic industry advocacy organization whose core constituencies are family farmers across the U.S. and consumers concerned about the availability and the quality of organic foods.

At Cornucopia, Anne works on projects that focus on investigating the recent increase of imported organic corn, soybeans, wheat, and other commodities and food ingredients. She evaluates the adequacy of regulatory oversight across international supply chains and also contributes to the analysis on the environmental and health impacts of agri-chemicals. She's stated on their website, “I’m thrilled to have the opportunity to work on agricultural policies that promote access to authentic organic food and that also protect high-integrity farmers.”

During her time spent with the LL.M. program, Anne focused her studies on the federal regulation of pesticides and food labeling. Her final article analyzed the health effects of endocrine disrupting pesticides and inadequacies in the laws governing the use of these pesticides in both the United States and European Union. 

Before pursing her passion in organic policy, Anne worked as a corporate litigator, handling a variety of cases, including ones involving environmental torts and products liability. Anne is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Furman University and a graduate of the University of South Carolina School of Law. She is an avid runner and outdoors enthusiast.

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