Thursday, August 25, 2011

Neil Hamilton Teaches Introductory LL.M. Course

Each year, we are pleased to welcome Professor Neil Hamilton as our first visiting professor, teaching our orientation course in the LL.M. Program, An Introduction to the Law of Food and Agriculture.  He will be with us  Thursday-Saturday this week, ending his visit with a trip to the Fayetteville Farmers Market.

Professor Hamilton is a long-time friend and colleague, and he was instrumental in the founding of our LL.M. Program, serving as one of our first professors in 1981. He is now the the Dwight D. Opperman Chair of Law at the Drake University School of Law and the Director of the Drake Agricultural Law Center.  He is recognized as one of the nation's most respected agricultural law scholars, with particular expertise in sustainable agriculture and the local food movement.  The readings for the class include his latest article, Moving Toward Food Democracy: Better Food, New Farmers, and the Myth of Feeding the World appears at 16 Drake J. Agric. L. 117 (2011).

Here are some photos of class today -

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