Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Chris Saunders Awarded Henry Law Firm Assistantship

We are pleased to announce the 2011-12 public/private partnerships that connect the LL.M. Program with leaders in the food and agricultural law communities. This partnership allows us to offer three graduate assistantships, matching our candidates with law firms and agencies working on the cutting edge of our food system.

Three distinguished law firms, Bassett Law Firm LLP, the Marler Clark Law Firm, and the Henry Law FIrm are our partners in the program this year, and their participation is indeed an honor for us.  This post announces the Henry Law Firm Graduate Assistantship.

The Henry Law Firm in Fayetteville, Arkansas has a primary focus on intellectual property and agricultural law, offering extensive patent, trademark and copyright protection services.

The firm is led by Mark Murphey Henry, a Registered Patent Attorney.  Mark is an alumnus of the University of Arkansas School of Law, receiving his J.D., with honors and his LL.M. degree in Agricultural Law.   Mark is admitted to practice in six states - Arkansas, Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, Kentucky, and Missouri and was recently featured in the SuperLawyers Mid-South edition.  He has been recognized for his leadership and innovation in intellectual property law and for his pro bono work as well.  He is a popular adjunct in the LL.M. program teaching Agricultural Biotechnology each Spring semester.  This is the first year that the Henry Law Firm has participated in our graduate assistantship program, and we are delighted to include them.

Chris Saunders is the recipient of the Henry Law Firm Graduate Assistantship.  Chris received his Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering and his Bachelor of Arts degree in English from North Carolina State University.  He received his J.D. degree from the University of North Carolina School of Law in 2011.  He co-authored a presentation at 2010 American Agricultural Law Association Symposium, Solar Energy: Is It Really A Bright Idea for Farmers? with Ray Starling, General Counsel, North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services.  His professional experience includes work with the North Carolina Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services.

Congratulations, Chris, and our appreciation to The Henry Law Firm!

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