We are thrilled to introduce Hyo Jin (Jinnie) Lee, Handel Food Law’s intern for the summer and fall of 2023. Jinnie will be a regular contributor to the blog. Read on to learn about her impressive background.

Hello, I am Jinnie! I am a student at Temple University Beasley School of Law (Class of 2024). I am a Law & Public Policy Scholar, Law Owl Ambassador at Temple, and a recipient of the Conwell Scholarship and the Flaster Greenburg Scholarship. 

Before law school, I graduated from Ewha Womans University with a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science and International Studies, and I got my Master’s in International Studies at Seoul National University. I continued my education while working in the food industry of South Korea, Japan, and the U.S., mainly teaching cooking classes and writing cookbooks. I got my culinary degree from Le Cordon Bleu, second Master’s in Nutrition and Food Studies at New York University, and volunteered at the Museum of Food and Drink.

During law school, I have interned at the Food and Agriculture Department of the Consumer Federation of America, completed a research project on the COVID-19 School Meals Policy, and started working at Handel Food Law LLC. From Fall 2023, I’ll continue to work here, and intern at the National Agricultural Law Center. I hope to get my Food and Agricultural Law LL.M. at the University of Arkansas in 2024-2025.

My interests include FDA and USDA regulations, food labeling, nutrition education, matters related to running a successful food business, and food advocacy.