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From the Courtroom to Cocoa Beans: Presentation Now Available Online

May 20th, 2014

Askinosie Chocolate

During the spring semester, the law school was pleased to host a presentation by Shawn Askinosie, ’89, who had a successful career as a criminal defense attorney for nearly 20 years before founding Askinosie Chocolate in Springfield, Mo.

Askinosie travels to Ecuador, Honduras, the Philippines and Tanzania to source 100 percent of his cocoa beans directly from farmers, allowing Askinosie Chocolate to carry the “single-origin chocolate” label while enabling farmers to share in the company’s profits.

The video of Askinosie’s presentation is now available.  See why Oprah Magazine calls him “One of 15 Guys Who Are Saving the World.”

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