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John Shaw received his Bachelor of Science degree in Finance with a minor in Marketing from the University of Arkansas in 2007, where he was a "leadership scholar." During undergrad, John played football for the Arkansas Razorbacks and was active in Sigma Chi fraternity. In addition to his studies, he has worked as a research assistant with Food Law LL.M. Director Susan Schneider, interned with Wal-Mart Government and Corporate Affairs division, the Arkansas Attorney General Public Protection Division, and with United States Senator Blanche Lincoln. John has a passion for Food Law, sports, and outdoors. He is currently a third year law student at the University of Arkansas School of Law.

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