Career Opportunities

Students will acquire a wide range of skills that are deemed essential for any food law, environmental law and human rights -related career, whether being in food regulatory affairs, institutional, NGOs or business sector.

Our Alumni embark on different but equally excellent career paths, becoming, for instance, Scientific and Regulatory Affairs Export Officers, Food Consultants, Policy Associate Managers, Food Inspectors for national governments or the EU, Regulatory Product Compliance Specialists, environmental NGOs Advocates, PhDs, and many other fascinating positions.

Student experience: Job opportunity via a food law thesis
My name is Isabel Rodrigues and I just graduated in the Master Food Safety (2008). Food Law is one of the subjects of this Master and it immediately caught my interest. I found it so fascinating that I decided to make my thesis and internship in Food Law at the Law Group. My thesis was about the Novel Foods Regulation which is being reviewed at the moment. Because of this thesis I got the opportunity to make an internship at the European Parliament, to collaborate in the writing of the draft report of the Novel Foods. During my internship I got a job at a national industry association as a policy officer Food Law. In this function I have to analyse legislation, find its bottlenecks and make position papers that deal with them. Also I coordinate and stimulate consensual approaches between the members of the association and represent their interests towards its European delegation as well as towards national and European Institutions (lobbying).

I specialised in Food Law because I like it a lot but I also realise now that what I learned is comparable with the knowledge that food legislation professionals gathered during years of experience. This gives us an advantage and therefore the possibility to start at regulatory affairs positions within the food industry or at other jobs which require this knowledge.