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Laurie Beyranevand

Associate Director of the Center for Agriculture and Food Systems (CAFS) and Associate Professor of Law

JD, Vermont Law School, 2003;
BA, Rutgers College, 1999

Phone: 802-831-1030
Email: lbeyranevand@vermontlaw.edu

Biography

Laurie Beyranevand is the Associate Director of the Center for Agriculture and Food Systems (CAFS) and an Associate Professor of Law. She teaches Food Regulation and Policy, Public Law as a Complex System, Communications, Advocacy and Leadership, Interviewing, Counseling and Negotiation, and Advanced Writing for Dispute Resolution. She has served as the faculty advisor to the National Animal Law Moot Court Competition teams, and the ABA Negotiations and Client Counseling Teams.

Professor Beyranevand received a BA from Rutgers College in 1999 and a JD from Vermont Law School in 2003. She clerked in the Environmental Division of the Vermont Attorney General's Office and also served as a law clerk to the Honorable Marie E. Lihotz in New Jersey.  Prior to joining the faculty at Vermont Law School, Professor Beyranevand was a Staff Attorney at Vermont Legal Aid where she represented adults and children in individual cases and class action litigation involving health law issues.  In that capacity, she appeared in state and federal court, as well as before administrative adjudicative bodies, and served as an appointed member of the Human Rights Committee.

Professor Beyranevand is an Executive Committee Member of the Agriculture and Food Law Section of the American Association of Law Schools, a member of the Vermont Bar Association, and a volunteer for the Rutland Area Farm and Food Link. She is admitted to both the New York and Vermont State Bars, as well as the U.S. District Court, District of Vermont.

Professor Beyranevand's research and scholarship focuses on the connections between food and health, specifically considering issues arising from food safety and regulation.