Prof. Fiona Smith

Fiona Smith is Professor of International Economic Law and N8 Chair in Agri-Food at the University of Leeds. She joined the Law School in 2017 having previously held positions at University of Warwick and UCL. She is a Visiting Professor at several law schools in the USA, including University of Minnesota, University of Michigan and Boston College Law School. Her research focuses on international trade law in the World Trade Organisation (WTO), with a specialist interest in international agricultural trade. Fiona has published widely on international agricultural trade, including a monograph, Agriculture and the WTO: Towards a WTO Model for International Agricultural Trade Regulation (2009) Edward Elgar. She has spoken about her research to public and private sector audiences throughout the world. In 2017, Fiona was appointed Specialist Advisor for the House of Lords for its Report on BREXIT and Agriculture. She has given evidence on the impact of BREXIT on agricultural trade to the UK’s House of Commons, International Trade Committee and the Welsh National Assembly, External Affairs and Additional Legislation Committee. She was an invited expert for the European Commission, [DG DSANCO], Working Group on EU Food Safety in Nutrition in 2050, the joint DEFRA/UK Treasury, Balance of Competence Review: Agriculture evaluating the relationship between the EU and the UK and the Yorkshire Agricultural Society advising on the Implications of BREXIT for Agriculture in the UK. Fiona is a member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of International Economic Law and serves as the journal’s European Book Review Editor.


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