Margaret Sova McCabe

Professor of Law
Educational Background

BA, Bard College
JD, University of Maine School of Law

Courses Taught

Administrative Process

General Areas of Interest, Scholarship, Research, & Practice Area

• Food systems and economic policy • Agriculture & food law • Administrative procedure


Professor Margaret Sova McCabe joined the UNH Law faculty in 2007 and served as Associate Dean for Academic Affairs (2014-2017) and Associate Dean for Academic Administration (2012-2014). During her administrative service, she had significant responsibility for the day-to-day operation of the law school and the integration of Franklin Pierce Law Center into the University of New Hampshire, as well as the school’s successful ABA Sabbatical review and AALS Membership Application.

Professor McCabe’s areas of substantive expertise include Administrative Law with a scholarly focus on food systems, sustainability, and science and regulation. Her articles have appeared in The Lewis & Clark Environmental Law ReviewThe Maine Law ReviewThe Journal of Food Law and Policy, and The Food and Drug Law Journal. Her ongoing scholarly work focuses on legal rights themes in food system reforms and administrative processes that influence US and International food law and policy.

Professor McCabe has served as a Food & Society Faculty Fellow at the UNH Sustainability Institute. She is also a member of the New Hampshire and Maine Bars.

Additional Information

She is a Food & Society Faculty Fellow at the UNH Sustainability Institute.

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