Sunday, February 3, 2013

Chickens and the law

Legal issues around chickens -- and small farms, and agriculture in general -- are often the turning point in how situations evolve. For those who feel strongly drawn to the legal aspects confronting integrated agriculture, consider becoming a professional in the field. The University of Arkansas has a great program:

The LL.M. Program in Agricultural & Food Law at the University of Arkansas School of Law offers the nation's only advanced LL.M. degree in the combined studies of agricultural and food law. We take pride in offering a curriculum covering the full spectrum of law and policy from the perspective of the farmer, the processor, the retailer, and the consumer.

Our nine month course of study attracts attorneys from throughout the United States and from abroad. While some of our LL.M. candidate are recent law school graduates, many others enter the program as experienced attorneys.

And, in each of our last three years, we have been pleased to welcome visiting scholars and professors from other law schools. There are a limited number of teaching assistantships that will be available for law professors and experienced attorneys.

The University of Arkansas School of Law is located in Fayetteville, Arkansas at the foot of the Ozark Mountains. Fayetteville was described in the New York Times as "flush with youth, culture and natural beauty."  For more information on the program visit our LL.M. Agfoodlaw blog.

Please help us spread that word that we are reviewing applications for the 2013-14 academic year. Those interested are encouraged to apply as soon as possible. Visit our website, send me an e-mail, or call  479-575-3706 .

Susan A. Schneider
Professor of Law and Director
LL.M. Program in Agricultural & Food Law
University of Arkansas School of Law
Fayetteville, Arkansas
 (479) 575-4334

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