Growing Careers in Ag & Food Law for Law Students



In this inaugural “Growing Careers in Ag & Food Law for Law Students” program, Phyllis Marquitz will discuss her role as Vice President, Global Regulatory & Scientific Affairs at Archer Daniels Midland, career path, and offer insight and advice to law students interested in agricultural and food law careers. The presentation will include a question and answer opportunity for attendees.

This webinar is designed for law students throughout the United States with interest in pursuing a career in agricultural and food law. The program is part of a partnership between the American Agricultural Law Association (AALA) and the National Agricultural Law Center (NALC) to provide ongoing career development and networking opportunities to law students throughout the United States.  This program is the first in a series of ongoing programs, with additional programs occurring quarterly.

Established in 1981, the AALA serves as the premiere association for agricultural law and policy professionals, and fulfills the mission of informing and engaging the law and policy professionals who serve all facets of the agricultural and food communities.  To learn more about AALA, specifically including its student membership opportunities, please visit the AALA website here.  The NALC serves as the nation’s leading source of agricultural and food law research and information. As part of that mission, the NALC has established the Bridges Initiative, a student-focused public-private partnership that offers professional development, networking, and increased legal knowledge to pre-college, undergraduate, and law students interested in agricultural and food law issues and careers.

Time and Date:


 Wednesday, April 6, 2022

12:00 – 1:00 (EDT)


Click here to view a recording of this webinar.


Phyllis Marquitz is Vice President, Global Regulatory & Scientific Affairs at Archer Daniels Midland and has 15+ years of experience in food and agriculture, consumer packaged goods, and B2B ingredient sectors globally.  She has worked for the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association and served the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in several roles before joining Mars Inc. and advising Apeel Sciences. Her work on harmonization of standards and technical barriers to trade included working across Asia, Middle East, Africa, and Australia, Latin America and the United States.  Phyllis has a MS in nutrition from James Madison University and a JD with a certificate in international, comparative, and foreign law from Penn State University’s Dickinson School of Law.