Gabriela Steier

Adjunct Professor
School of Law

Law School Offices, Hanley Hall
Phone: 412.396.6300


J.D., Duquesne University School of Law, 2012
B.A., Tufts University

Gabriela Steier is founder of Food Law International (FLI) and editor of the textbooks International Food Law and Policy and International Farm Animal, Wildlife & Food Safety Law (both 2017). She authored Advancing Food Integrity: GMO Regulation, Agroecology, and Urban Agriculture.

Steier is a barred attorney and focuses on food safety, food law and policy, animal welfare, food integrity, agroecology, and genetically engineered food, as well as issues involving sustainable agriculture domestically and in the European Union. She has lectured on these topics internationally and continues her research.

Steier joined the Duquesne University School of Law in 2015 as an adjunct professor teaching a breakthrough new course, Food Law and Policy. She holds a B.A. from Tufts University, a J.D. from Duquesne University, an LL.M. in Food and Agriculture Law from the Vermont Law School, and is pursuing a doctorate in comparative law at the University of Cologne in Germany. Steier is also a visiting Professor at the University of Perugia, Italy.

She has published widely on international food law, policy and trade and has earned several awards for her work. As an experienced scholar and editor, and with her numerous publications ranging from peer-reviewed articles in international medical journals to law reviews, Gabriela has gained wide-spread interdisciplinary interest and some of her articles have been on the top ten list on SSRN for several months.


FALL 2018
Climate Change Law


FALL 2019
Food Law and Policy (51)