Monday, October 1, 2007

Visiting Professor Teaches Crop Insurance and Disaster Assistance

This week, Karen Krub joins us as a visiting professor in the LL.M. program, teaching Crop Insurance and Disaster Assistance.

Karen earned her B.S. in Resource Development from Michigan State University in 1991 and her J.D. from Yale Law School in 1996. She served on the Yale JOURNAL ON REGULATION staff in 1994-95 and began her work at the Farmers' Legal Action Group (FLAG) in 1995 as a summer intern. FLAG is a nonprofit law center dedicated to providing legal services to family farmers and their rural communities. Karen was a Skadden Fellow at FLAG from 1996-1998 and then joined the full-time legal staff. In 2003, she was promoted to her current position as FLAG senior staff attorney.

Karen works in the areas of administrative law, agricultural credit, disaster assistance, and farmer-owned agricultural business development. She is the co-author of the book, THE FARMERS GUIDE TO DISASTER ASSISTANCE (2004) (now in its fifth edition), and the author of FARM TO MARKET: LEGAL ISSUES FOR MINNESOTA FARMERS STARTING A PROCESSING OR MARKETING BUSINESS (2000). In addition, she has authored numerous agricultural law articles, including, USDA's National Appeals Division Procedures and Practice (2003) National Agricultural Law Center, So What Else Is in the 2002 Farm Bill? FARMERS' LEGAL ACTION REPORT FOCUS REPORT (June 2002); and The Agricultural Provisions of the 1999 Omnibus Appropriations Bill, FARMERS' LEGAL ACTION REPORT FOCUS REPORT ( Dec.1998).

In addition to her publication work, Karen is a frequent speaker at farm advocacy training events, legal education seminars, and community meetings on agricultural law issues. She works as part of a team undertaking strategic litigation to advance farmers' rights and provides backup support on agricultural law issues to attorneys and advocates nationwide. She represents and provides support to farmers, their advocates, and attorneys in administrative appeals and ADR cases. She has taught the Agricultural Law seminar at William Mitchell College of Law in Saint Paul, Minnesota, and this is her third visit to the University of Arkansas to teach Crop Insurance and Disaster Assistance in the LL.M. Program.

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