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Student Agricultural Law Symposium

    Date: November 7, 2014
    Time: 9:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
    Location: Michigan State University College of Law, 648 N. Shaw Lane, East Lansing, Michigan 48824 (Parking is available in the Shaw Ramp which is next to MSU College of Law)

    Registration: The symposium is free and open to all. While there is no charge to attend the symposium, registration is requested for planning purposes. Please register by sending an email to

    To register, individuals can send an email to


    9:00 a.m. Meet & Greet (coffee & donuts)
    9:30 a.m. Student Presentations
    11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. Lunch & Presentation of Awards

    The purpose of the symposium is to encourage student contribution to the field of agricultural and food law by providing a forum for students to present papers to professionals in the agricultural and food law community. Students were invited to submit papers; students who submitted the top papers were invited to present at the symposium where a panel of judges made up of professionals in Michigan's agricultural and food law community will choose a first, second and third place winner.

2014 Farm Bill

    By Kristiana Coutu

    The most recent farm bill, formally known as the Agricultural Act of 2014, has been several years in the making. When I decided to write this article, my idea was to articulate how the 2014 farm bill impacts Michigan agriculture. As I dug into the almost 1,000 pages of legislation, and poured over the more than 450 provisions relating to the various agricultural sectors, I was reminded of the vast diversity of Michigan's agricultural landscape in that virtually every provision of the Agricultural Act of 2014 impacts Michigan agriculture in some way. So, I adjusted the scope of my article and decided to touch on a few of the important provisions in the 2014 Farm Bill and provide links to resources that provide more detail. Read Article

Authors/Topics Needed for Food Law Issues

    The Food Committee of the Agricultural Law Section is seeking articles for publication on food law issues. If you are interested in writing an article, please send an e-mail with your name, proposed topic, and goal timing to Sarah Harwood at If you are not interested in writing an article, but have an idea for a topic you would be interested in reading about, the committee would also appreciate hearing your ideas.

    In addition, the Food Committee is in the process of planning future programs and would like to know what topics, speakers, and/or type of events members are interested in. Please e-mail your ideas to



  • For more information, contact Chair Kristiana M. Coutu at or (269) 330-4576.


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