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Course Number: 6500
Credit Hours & Type of Credit: 3
Semester Offered: Fall
Prerequisites: Students must have completed their first year of law school.
Recommended Courses: None
Course Overview: The course includes study of how various types of laws apply to agriculture, especially focusing on legal rules unique to agriculture. Subjects include contracts, secured transactions, bankruptcy, mortgages and installment contracts, cooperatives, tort liability, employment, farmland protection, estate tax, water law, environmental law, and other regulations applicable to agriculture.
Course Materials: Roger A. McEowen, Agricultural Law in a Nutshell, along with cases to be posted
Course Format: Lecture
Written Assignments: Students may choose to write a research paper satisfying the advanced writing requirement.
Type of Exam: Alternatively, students may choose to take a comprehensive, open-book essay exam at the end of the semester.
Basis for Grading Student Performance: Either the final exam or research paper, combined with performance on in-class questions throughout the semester.