Sunday, February 26, 2012

Allen Olson Teaches Condensed Course on Farm Programs

Allen Olson returned to teach in the LL.M. Program last week, teaching as one of our visiting condensed course professors.  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 always delighted to welcome Allen back to Fayetteville.

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 is a past member of 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 at agricultural law conferences nationwide.

Allen has a law office in Albany, Georgia with a practice 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.

His course last week focused on farm program matters, taught in the context of a practical look at representing farmers.  We are grateful that Allen can take time out of his busy practice to be with us for a week -  his course offers an important, hands-on experience for our LL.M. candidates.

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