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A Year in Review: Top Ten Ag Law Developments of 2020
The year 2020 has been full of new developments and rapid changes, both in the world at large, and in the agricultural law arena. From the impacts of COVID-19 on the agricultural sector, landmark Supreme Court case decisions, to regulatory overhaul of major statutes, 2020 has been a particularly remarkable year in agricultural law. Join National Agricultural Law Center Director Harrison Pittman, and Staff Attorney Brigit Rollins for an overview of the top ten agricultural law developments in 2020. Topics will include the latest in checkoff litigation, environmental law issues such as National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and “waters of the United States,” noteworthy Supreme Court decisions, pesticide litigation and legislation, and issues specifically related to COVID-19.

Speakers: Harrison Pittman, Director, National Agricultural Law Center & Brigit Rollins, Staff Attorney, National Agricultural Law Center. See biographies below.

Nov 18, 2020 11:00 AM in Central Time (US and Canada)

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Speakers

Harrison Pittman
Director @National Agricultural Law Center
Harrison received his Juris Doctor from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock William H. Bowen School of Law, after attending Mississippi State University and graduating from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. He then earned an LL.M. in Agricultural Law from the University of Arkansas School of Law’s Graduate Program in Agricultural Law. Harrison has worked at the Center since 2001. During that time, his title and job duties have spanned the range of graduate assistant, staff attorney, co-director, interim director and currently, director; in which capacity he has served since 2007.
Brigit Rollins
Staff Attorney @National Agricultural Law Center
Brigit began her work at the Center as a research fellow during her second year of law school. As a research fellow, Brigit worked on a wide variety of agricultural law topics ranging from liability issues to the new frontier of lab-grown meat. In 2019, Brigit graduated from Lewis & Clark and joined the Center full-time. At the Center, her primary area of research and scholarship is environmental law as it intersects with agriculture. She maintains an interest in promoting sustainability and environmental health through agriculture and resource use.