Fayetteville Farmers' Market to talk to farmers and the market manager. She asked me to meet her there for a short interview. You can see the segment at What the Farm Bill Means to You.
I blogged on this issue earlier this week, expressing my personal thoughts on the issue, with posts on the agricultural law professor's blog, Agricultural Law and also on the Rodale Institute Dig Deeper blog.
The Law School's ground-breaking Indigenous Food & Agriculture Initiative received some fantastic shout-outs in the press this week. Director of the Program (and LL.M. Alumnus) Janie Hipp has been doing a great job, and generating a lot of good publicity.
This month's cover story in the magazine Diversity and the Bar was Return of the Farmer: Native Law Educators Growing Agriculture Policy in Indian Country. The article highlights the history of accomplishments credited to Dean Stacy Leeds and Initiative Director, Janie Hipp, who have done much to address Native American legal issues, particularly in the area of agricultural and rural development. The article highlights the Initiative as filling a "void in legal education" and discusses some of its goals looking forward.
|USDA photo courtesy of Bob Nichols|
Profile of Stacy Leeds as a teaser to the full, complementary profile that appeared in Sunday's Democrat Gazette (sorry - no link, subscriber only).
And, our law faculty are in the news commenting on current legal issues and providing expert analysis on a regular basis. For example, just this week, Professor Laurent Sacharoff published an editorial in the Arkansas Democrat Gazette analyzing the conflicting interpretations of Arkansas' new "open carry" gun law, The Discussion Isn’t Over On Openly Carrying Guns.
Good times at the law school as we prepare to welcome the Class of 2014 to the LL.M. Program. I will be posting about our excellent group of incoming LL.M. Candidates in a couple weeks. Stay tuned. And, alums out there - let us know what you are doing so we can spread the word.