TAMU law students' research project used in discussions with local, state and federal government authorities

Posted by Tyra Kelly on Dec 13, 2018 1:25:47 PM

Ag law societyTexas A&M University School of Law's new Agriculture Law Society presented its research findings to Mark McPherson, a lawyer working on behalf of the Sandbranch community, as part of the members’ pro bono efforts. 

The 40-page local, state and federal research project, which covers issues associated with produce, egg production and distribution, was compiled by four teams of law students with faculty supervision. The document will be used in discussions with local, state and federal government authorities on important matters, including agriculture. 

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“I am very proud of the work undertaken by the Agriculture Law Society students,” said faculty advisor Lisa A. Rich

Rich is an associate professor of law and director, residency externship program in public policy at TAMU law school. She is an expert in federal sentencing policy, legislative processes, public policy, legal research and legal writing.

“The law students took the initiative to find this pro bono project and completed it with incredible skill, professionalism and thoroughness, which is exactly what we expect from A&M law students. Their presentation of the final product was one of the best I have ever seen.” 

Congratulations to Cash Barker (3L), Lauren Thomas (3L), Kristin Newby (3L), Trevor Armstrong (2L), Kaitlyn Amundson (2L), Jessy Bonds (2L), Connor Colten Day (2L), Alexandra Lizano (2L) and Alexis Long (2L) for completing a great project!

Topics: Texas A&M University, Aggies, Texas A&M, Texas A&M University School of Law, School of Law, Fort Worth, Fort Worth, TX, Law Professor, Aggie, Lisa Rich

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Texas A&M, established in 1876 as the first public university in Texas, is one of the nation’s largest universities with more than 66,000 students and more than 440,000 living alumni residing in over 150 countries around the world. A tier-one university, Texas A&M holds the rare triple land-, sea- and space-grant designation. Research conducted at Texas A&M represented annual expenditures of more than $905.4 million in fiscal year 2017. Texas A&M’s research creates new knowledge that provides basic, fundamental and applied contributions resulting, in many cases, in economic benefits to the state, nation and world.