MSU College of Law

Melissa Card-Abela

Adjunct Professor
Law College Building
648 N. Shaw Lane Rm 368
East Lansing, MI 48824-1300

Melissa is a professor and the Associate Director of the Institute for Food Laws & Regulations at Michigan State University. In addition, Melissa is an adjunct professor at Michigan State University College of Law.

Melissa previously was an associate with Clark Hill PLC. She has assisted food manufacturers on FDA regulatory issues by anticipating and ensuring companies comply with various federal regulations, including:

1. Handling food safety compliance assessment issues, such as product recalls;
2. Monitoring legislation affecting the regulation of foods and materials that come in contact with foods;
3. Responding to FDA draft rules and guidances; and
4. Interpreting the Food Safety Modernization Act and various food safety and customs compliance regulations.

​Melissa attended the University of Minnesota for law school, and the University of Michigan for undergrad.