Global Food Law

You’ll find our grads in every grocery store, in every aisle.
No matter where you’re shopping, Global Food Law graduates participate in the packaging, marketing, distribution, labeling, risk-management, and compliance work that stocks your shelves.

NOTICE: Due to COVID-19, the Office of Graduate and International Programs at MSU Law is currently working remotely. We can be reached at foodlaw@law.msu.edu or at (517) 432-0222. We appreciate your patience and understanding.

Our flexible online program prepares students to advance their careers with the world’s leading food brands. From the produce section to the cereal aisle to the dairy case, GFL graduates feed the world – and their communities.

Maintain your work-life balance.

We understand that you have to have a balance between work and your personal life while getting your food law masters, that’s why there’s no need to relocate or put your career on hold. Our students study online while maintaining their professional and family lives.

Study online with a diverse group of professionals in your industry.

Both lawyers and non-lawyers are well represented in the program. Lawyers enroll in the Master of Laws program (LL.M.) and non-lawyers enroll in the Master of Jurisprudence (M.J.) program. Students in the Master of Jurisprudence program receive foundational knowledge in law as part of the program. Similarly, attorneys seeking the LL.M. degree will also receive foundational instruction in food science and safety. Our cohorts in the program hold degrees in food science, food safety, nutrition, microbiology, and a range of other areas.

Build relationships with other experts in your field.

Our students in the Master’s in Food Law program are experienced professionals with an average age of 45 years. They are lawyers, VPs, directors and analysts in regulatory affairs, compliance, quality assurance, risk assessment, food safety, labeling and more.