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College of Law

Agricultural Law

Course Number: 6500
Professor: Alan C. Schroeder
Credit Hours & Type of Credit: 2
Semester Offered: Spring
Required: No
Prerequisites: Students must have completed their first year of law school.
Recommended Courses: None

Course Overview: This course presents the opportunity to look at a number of different types of law applied in the specific context of agriculture.

The course includes a section discussing various property/contract issues such as agricultural land leases and farm tenancies. Another section of the course briefly touches on issues such as warehouses and warehouse receipts that arise in connection with the storage of crops.

A section on animals provides an eclectic look at a variety of fields of law including antitrust, warranty, patent and communicable animal diseases.

Sections on employment and on soil and water management involve an examination of interesting labor, conservation and pollution questions raised by agricultural operations.

This course involves reading from a variety of contemporary sources, class discussion, and written exercises of various lengths.

Course Materials: See the current Book List located under Courses and Curriculum.
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Type of Exam: No exam
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