Sunday, November 10, 2013

LL.M. Program Welcomes Professor Allen Olson

Beginning Monday, November 11, Professor Allen Olson will be teaching his practice-oriented condensed course involving farm programs and crop insurance.  We are pleased to welcome Allen back to Fayetteville and will be pleased to introduce him to this year's class.

Professor Olson is an experienced agricultural lawyer with a national reputation for his work. His practice is based in Albany, Georgia, and his representation is concentrated on federal farm programs, payment limitations, USDA administrative appeals, crop insurance litigation, conservation easements, farm business planning, farm bankruptcies, water law, and other matters affecting farmers and related agricultural businesses.

Professor Olson received his B.A. from Cornell University, his J.D. from the University of North Carolina School of Law, and his LL.M. in Agricultural Law from the University of Arkansas School of Law. He practiced law in Virginia and Nebraska and taught in the LL.M. Program at the University of Arkansas School of Law prior to moving to South Georgia in 2001. He has over 30 years of experience as a practicing lawyer in addition to his time spent teaching. He currently represents farmers throughout Georgia and nationwide.

Professor Olson is a former 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, including Allen H. Olson, “Federal Farm Programs — Past, Present And Future — Will We Learn From Our Mistakes?”, 6 Great Plains Nat. Resources J. 1 (2001).

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