MSU College of Law

Michaela Oldfield

Global Food Law Fellow; Adjunct Professor
Law College Building
648 N. Shaw Lane Rm 455
East Lansing, MI 48824-1300

Michaela Oldfield earned a Ph.D. in Community, Food and Agriculture at Michigan State University and her J.D. from the University of Michigan College of Law. While completing her dissertation, Michaela taught food and agricultural law courses as an adjunct for the MSU College of Law. Michaela’s interest is in how to develop regulatory systems that effectively address diverse stakeholders’ concerns within complex, dynamic, globalized systems. She draws on several disciplines, including sociology, public policy, law, and others, to understand the emergence and operation of public and private agrifood governance systems. Her dissertation research examined how stakeholders influenced the enactment and implementation of the Food Safety Modernization Act and how the United States’ food safety regulatory systems is shaped by and will shape private systems of food safety standards and third party audits. As the Global Research Fellow, Michaela is helping to organize a workshop on Global Food Law Issues and is continuing her research on agrifood governance systems.