Monday, August 22, 2016

Welcome New LL.M. Candidates

Dean Stacy Leeds and LL.M. Director Susan Schneider
We are delighted to once again welcome an accomplished group of attorney's to the LL.M. Program.

Dean Stacy Leeds joined us during our orientation program this week, and in her welcome message, Dean Leeds emphasized the longstanding role that the LL.M. Program has played in preparing future leaders in agricultural and food law, and its current role as a pioneer of legal distance education.

Included in our LL.M class are 18 candidates composed of new and returning students, enrolled full and part time, participating both by distance and face-to-face in Fayetteville. They are a fantastic group, and we are delighted to have them with us.  Their enthusiasm for agricultural and food law studies is inspiring.


LL.M. Candidates
Our 6 new face-to-face LL.M. candidates come from Arkansas, Iowa, Texas and Saudi Arabia. Our 12 distance candidates join us from Arkansas, Alabama, Minnesota, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, and Washington. Ten are experienced attorneys, and two are recent graduates.

In addition to our degree candidates, we have two practicing attorney's and one law student from another law school enrolled in our regular semester classes for transfer credit, and we have ten University of Arkansas JD Candidates taking classes as well.

Our degree candidates include:

Face to Face Candidates

Saad Alotaibi (Saudi Arabia)
LL.B. Majmaah University

Kaelin Bowling (Fayetteville, AR)
J.D., University of Arkansas School of Law

Dinah Brothers (Paducah, TX)
J.D., University of Tulsa

Jessica Fritts (Huntsville, AR)
J.D., University of Arkansas School of Law

Jacob Kerksieck (Fayetteville, AR)
J.D., University of Arkansas School of Law

Kelly Nuckolls (Des Moines, IA)
J.D., Drake Law School

Newly Admitted Distance Candidates

Catherine Baker (Fayetteville, AR)
J.D., University of Arkansas School of Law

Brenda Hall-Busch (Philadelphia, PA)
J.D, New York Law School
Contract Counsel

Kelsey Unruh Davis (Tuscaloosa, AL)
J.D., University of Alabama School of Law
Judicial Clerk

Katherine Zewas Graham (Minneapolis, MN)
J.D., William Mitchell College of Law
Associate Attorney, Maser, Amundson, Boggio & Hendricks, PA

Alexia Kulwiec (Madison, WI)
J.D., Chicago Kent College of Law
Assistant Professor, University of Wisconsin Extension

Brandy McAllister (Little Rock, AR)
J.D., UALR Bowen Law
Risk Management Services Counsel, Association of Arkansas Counties
Attorney, Farm to Consumer Legal Defense Fund

Toni Stanger-McLaughlin (Spokane, WA)
J.D., University of North Dakota School of Law
Director of Business & Infrastructure Development, Sovereign Development Corporation
Tribal Policy & Land Use Consultant, Indigenous Food & Agriculture Initiative

Returning Distance Candidates

Michael Hoffman (Aspen, Colorado)
J.D., University of Denver
Attorney, E. Michael Hoffman P.C.

Brian Mathison (West Point, NY)
J.D., Maurer School of Law, Indiana University – Bloomington
Instructor, United States Military Academy, West Point

Dave Nezzie (Albuquerque, New Mexico)
J.D., The University of New Mexico

Edward Peterson (Warner Robins, Georgia)
J.D., Capitol University Law School
Solo Practitioner, Warner Robins, GA

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