Saturday, February 13, 2010

Allen Olson to Deliver Lecture on Crop Insurance

We are delighted to announce that LL.M. Alumnus Allen Olson will be lecturing to the Government Regulation of Agriculture class on Monday, providing an introduction to federal crop insurance and disaster assistance. With over 30 years of experience as a practicing lawyer, much of it involved in representing farmers and agribusinesses, plus prior teaching experience in the LL.M. Program, we are delighted to have Allen back via live video-conferenced discussion.

Allen received his B.A. from Cornell University in 1971, his J.D. from the University of North Carolina School of Law in 1974, and his LL.M. in Agricultural Law from the University of Arkansas School of Law in 1996. He has practiced law in Virginia, Nebraska and Georgia.

Allen was recently elected to the Board of Directors of the American Agricultural Law Association and is a past Chair of the Agriculture Law Section of the Georgia State Bar. He is the author of numerous articles on agricultural law topics and is a frequent speaker.

Allen recently opened his own law office in Albany, Georgia. His practice is concentrated on agricultural law matters, including federal farm programs, payment limitations, USDA administrative appeals, crop insurance litigation, conservation easements, farm business planning, and other matters affecting farmers and related agricultural businesses.

Friday, February 5, 2010

Professor Kelley on ILEX Trip

Professor Kelley left today on the ABA International Legal Exchange (ILEX) Briefing Trip to Australia and New Zealand. Leading the U.S. delegation is Glenn P. Hendrix, ABA International Section chair. Twenty six attorneys were selected and are participating in the trip, including the Honorable Justice Antonin Scalia. The exchange runs from February 7-12.

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Professor Kelley Featured in UA Law News

The University of Arkansas' new website includes a feature article describing some of the international work undertaken by Professor Kelley last fall, Christopher Kelley: The World Justice Forum, Ukraine, and Belarus. He is pictured at the World Justice Forum in Vienna.