American Agricultural Law Association

By: Peggy Kirk Hall, Thursday, November 02nd, 2017

The American Agricultural Law Association held its national conference last week in Louisville, Kentucky, and two Ohio law students from OSU Moritz College of Law and Capital University Law School took top honors in the student competitions.  Evin Bachelor and  Devon Alexander joined forces with U. of Houston law student Sara Luther and finished first in the Student Quiz Bowl competition.  The Quiz Bowl requires law students to correctly answer questions about law, agriculture and agricultural law.   

Bachelor also entered and won first place in the Student Poster Competition with his research project titled "Ohio: The Midwestern Ag Mediation Holdout." Bachelor discussed the potential for Ohio to become one of the last midwestern states to engage in USDA's Agricultural Mediation Program.  Bachelor is a third year law student at OSU's Moritz College of Law and Alexander is a second year law student at Capital University Law School.  Both hope to work in the agricultural law arena after law school. 

OSU was able to send the students to the conference due to the generous support of the Paul L. Wright Endowment in Agricultural Law at OSU.

For more information about the American Agricultural Law Association, visit https://www.aglaw-assn.org/

Ohio attorneys involved in AALA's 32nd annual conference

The American Agricultural Law Association (AALA) has hosted another excellent educational event, recently concluded on October 22 in Austin, TX.  Approximately 250 attorneys, law students and professionals across the United States attended the conference.  Ohio attendees were visible on the program in several ways, including:

  • Paul L. Wright of Wright Law Co., LPA presented on “Estate Planning in a Climate of Change.”
  • Robert Moore of Wright Law Co., LPA presented on “Partnerships:  the Neglected, the Disaster and the Desirable Plan.”
  • Peggy Hall of The Ohio State University presented on “Animal Welfare Litigation Impacting Livestock Producers: Emerging Issues.”
  • Larry Gearhardt of Ohio Farm Bureau Federation received an AALA Excellence in Agricultural Law award.
  • Peggy Hall of The Ohio State University was inducted as the AALA’s President Elect.

Nashville, Tennessee is the site of the AALA’s 2012 conference, which will take place October 19-20.  For more information on the AALA, visit http://aglaw-assn.org.

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