Saturday, February 7, 2009

Adjunct Professor Mark Henry Teaches Agricultural Biotechnology

We are pleased to welcome a new adjunct professor of law to the ranks of experienced agricultural law professors. This semester, Mark Henry is teaching the Agricultural Biotechnology course.

Professor Henry is a registered Patent Attorney with an active agricultural law, commercial litigation, and intellectual property practice here in Fayetteville at the Henry Law Firm. He received his B.A. degree in Biology from Hendrix College, his law degree (with honors) from the University of Arkansas School of Law and his LL.M., in Agricultural Law from the University of Arkansas School of Law. Professor Henry previously taught Patent Law at the Bowen School of Law University of Arkansas, Little Rock.

Professor Henry is admitted to practice in Arkansas, Texas, Oklahoma, and Missouri; he is also admitted to practice before the U.S. Supreme Court, the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the Eighth and Federal Circuits, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern and Western Districts of Arkansas, the U.S. District Court of Nebraska, and the U.S. District Court for the Eastern and Western Districts of Oklahoma. He is a member of the Washington County, Arkansas (past Chair, Intellectual Property Section), and American (Intellectual Property Section) Bar Associations.

In addition to his agricultural intellectual property work, Professor Henry received recognition for his firm's representation of Hmong family farmers who had moved to the region to purchase poultry contracting farms and were facing foreclosure. (Fall/Winter 2006-07 Arkansas Law Record, Local Firm Makes a Difference)

We are delighted to have Professor Henry with us this semester!

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