The Drake Agricultural Law Center is celebrating 30 years and held a Rural Attorneys and Agriculture CLE and 30th Anniversary Banquet on Friday, April 19.
About the Center
Founded in 1983, the Center is internationally recognized for providing opportunities to study how the legal system shapes our food system and influences the ability of the agricultural sector to produce, market and utilize agricultural products.
The Drake Law School supports an array of courses, publications, conferences, research initiatives and created a certification program in food and agricultural law. Students learn about legal issues involving the full scope of food and agriculture, including marketing and finance; biotechnology; international trade; soil and water conservation; land use and environmental issues; food safety; and federal farm programs. The Center also hosts international law scholars to study food and agricultural law and policy in the U.S.
The Center has a 29 year history of legal research and policy action promoting better food and agriculture systems. Recent Center projects include Sustainable Farm Lease
, New & Beginning Farmers
, and Buy Fresh Buy Local
. Read more about these projects on their websites or access the Center's Annual Reports and Press Releases
About the Faculty & Staff
Learn more about the faculty and staff
of Drake's Agricultural Law Center and access some of their recent publications
Drake was the first American law school to offer a specialization in agricultural law. Learn more about the Courses & Curriculum
, Visiting Scholars
, Careers & Internships
, Summer Agricultural Law Institute
and Ag Law Cuba Travel Seminar
Resources & Publications
Looking for information pertaining to Agricultural Law or Center publications
? The Agricultural Law Center supports and maintains a variety of resources for Sustainable Land Tenure
, Beginning Farmers, Food Policy & Food Policy Councils
, Climate Change
, Manure Agreement Decision Making
, and Iowa Soy Beans