Monday, September 26, 2011

Kristy Boehler Awarded Bassett Law Firm Graduate 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 Bassett Law Firm Graduate Assistantship.

Bassett Law Firm LLP, located in Fayetteville, serves clients in Arkansas, Oklahoma, and Missouri. Since the firm’s founding in October 1981 by the late Bill Bassett and his two sons, Woody and Tod, Bassett Law Firm LLP has enjoyed many accomplishments and sustained growth. The foundation of the firm has been and remains its commitment to the service of its clients, the profession, and the community.

Included in a wide range of community service, Bassett Law Firm LLP has been a particular friend to the University of Arkansas School of Law. The firm annually sponsors the Trial Advocacy scholarship prize to a J.D. student selected by the law faculty. And, thanks to a generous $100,000 gift from the firm, the law school is proud to have its premier W.W. Bassett, Jr. Classroom.

Agricultural Law is a significant practice area for Bassett Law Firm LLP. Partner, Vince Chadick and firm attorney, K.C. Tucker are both graduates of the LL.M. Program in Agricultural Law. A number of LL.M. candidates have clerked at the firm. Vince Chadick is a popular adjunct professor in the LL.M. Program, teaching Regulation of Livestock Sales each fall.

Kristy Boehler is the recipient of the 2011-12 Bassett Law Firm Graduate Assistantship.  Kristy is an Arkansas native who received her B.A., cum laude,  from Drake University, with majors in Political Science and Law, as well as Politics and Society.  She returned to Arkansas to attend the University of Arkansas School of Law, and she received her J.D. degree last Spring, graduating summa cum laude and as the 3rd highest in her class.

In law school, Kristy was a member of the Arkansas Law Review, and she authored the article,  Poultry Growers in Arkansas: Agents or Independent Contractors? published at 63 Ark. L. Rev. 849 (2010).

Congratulations to Krisy, and our thanks to the Bassett Law Firm.

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