The University of Arkansas School of Law is committed to serving the community from farm to fork. Our service reaches local residents, tribal governments, and national policy.
The Indigenous Food and Agriculture Initiative
The Food Recovery Project
The Food Recovery Project is designed to provide resources and legal information that will encourage and support businesses in developing and implementing food recovery programs.
The LL.M. Program is a national leader in the growing field of urban agriculture. The Program was a partner in Fayetteville 2030: Food City Scenario, which speculates on what Fayetteville, Ark., would look like if its growth integrated local urban food production substantial enough to create self-sufficiency.
Professors in the Program have provided input and technical assistance to local organizations and community leaders regarding urban agricultural issues and food system development.
Agricultural and Food Law Presentations
School of Law professors are frequent speakers on food and agricultural issues. The following list includes some of the recent conference presentations delivered by our main faculty:
Nicole Civita, Featured Speaker & Panelist, The Law of Food Recovery: Reducing Risk, Maximizing Benefit, & Creating Culture, The Austin Zero Food Waste Forum – Creating Value Through Zero Waste Forum. Austin, TX. Nicole Civita, Visiting Assistant Professor of Law (June 2015)
Nicole Civita, Panelist, Old McDonald Comes to Town: Urban Agriculture Planning Tools & Legal Considerations, American Planning Association’s 2015 National Conference., Seattle, WA. (Apr. 2015)
Susan Schneider, Predicting the Future: Our Food System in 2015, Food Law & Policy: The Past, the Present and the Future, Tenth Anniversary Symposium, Journal of Food Law & Policy, University of Arkansas School of Law (Mar. 2015)
Susan Schneider, Animal Drugs in Livestock Production, Carrots & Sticks: Moving the U.S. National Food System to a More Sustainable Future, Duke Environmental Law & Policy Forum, Duke University School of Law (Jan. 2015)
Nicole Civita, Panelist, Food Security & Climate Change, Association of American Law Schools Annual Meeting – Food & Agricultural Law Section Educational Session. Washington, DC. (Jan. 2015)
Nicole Civita, Round Table Discussant, Mama, Don’t Let Your Babies Grow Up to Be Farmers: Can We Sustain Our Farmers? OK-AR Horticulture Industries Show. Fort Smith, AR. (Jan. 2015)
Nicole Civita, Featured Speaker, Planting Justice: Feeding Equality Through Sustainable Cultivation (working title), OK-AR Horticulture Industries Show. Fort Smith, AR. (Jan. 2015)
Nicole Civita, Speaker, Planning for Food, Preparing for Disaster, Promoting Public Health, Nat’l Assoc. of City & County Health Organizations Working Group Meeting. Virtual (Dec. 2014)
Nicole Civita, Featured Lecturer, The Law of Food Waste & Recovery, The Last Food Mile: An International Summit on Food Waste. Philadelphia, PA. (Dec. 2014)
Susan Schneider, UCLA Workshop: Teaching Food Law & Policy, Los Angeles, CA. (Nov. 2014)
Nicole Civita, Speaker, Food Recovery in Indian Country, First Nations/IFAI Webinar (Nov. 2014)
Nicole Civita, Speaker, Donating Unsold Food, U.S. Dept. of Agriculture Webinar (Nov. 2014)
Susan Schneider, Intersection of Food Law & Policy and Environmental Law, UCLA Workshop on Teaching Food Law & Policy, UCLA Law School, Los Angeles, CA (Nov. 2014).
Susan Schneider, Food Law Update, Video presentation, with associated written materials prepared for the American Agricultural Law Association Annual Conference (Nov. 2014).
Nicole Civita, Keynote Speaker, Panelist & Discussion Moderator, Consumer Issues Conference 2014: Food – Perceptions, Practices & Policies, University of Wyoming School of Law, Laramie, WY (Oct. 2014).
Nicole Civita, Panelist, Legal Pickles, Planning Tools & Case Studies in Urban Ag, CLE program offered by the ABA Section of State & Local Law Asheville, NC; (Apr. 2014) (July 2014, encore webcast).
Nicole Civita, Plenary Speaker & Moderator, Food Recovery & the Law and Addressing Hunger on Campus, Food Waste & Hunger Summit, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL (Apr. 2014)
Susan Schneider, Teaching Food Law & Policy, Association of American Law Schools, Agric. & Food Policy Section, N.Y., N.Y. (Jan. 2014).
Susan Schneider, Food Recovery Initiatives, Food Justice Summit, Interdisciplinary conference, University of Arkansas (Nov. 2013).
Susan Schneider, Examining Food Safety From a Food Systems Perspective: The Need for a Holistic Approach, Food Systems, University of Wisconsin Law Review Symposium, Madison, Wisc. (Oct. 2013).
Susan Schneider, Food Law Update, American Agricultural Law Association Annual Symposium, Madison, Wisc. (Oct. 2013).
Susan Schneider, The Future of Food Law & Policy: The Responsibility of Lawyers in the Academy and Beyond, panel presentation at Yale Food Systems Symposium (Sept. 2013).
Christopher Kelley, Legal Tools for Promoting Sustainable Farmland Use in the United States, Institute of Agricultural & Food Law, Yeungnam University Law School in Gyeongsan, Republic of Korea (proceedings published in Korean and in English for distribution in Korea) (July 2013).
Susan Schneider, Sustainability: Perspectives on U.S. Livestock Production, Institute of Agricultural & Food Law, Yeungnam University Law School in Gyeongsan, Republic of Korea (proceedings published in Korean and in English for distribution in Korea) (July 2013).
Christopher Kelley is actively involved in a wide range of direct international outreach.
- Professor Kelley serves as the American Bar Association (ABA) Section of International Law’s Deputy Rule of Law Officer and a member of the Section’s Working Group on Russia and Ukraine. He previously served two terms as Chair of the Section’s Public International Law I Division and three terms as the Co-Chair of the Section’s Russia/Eurasia Committee. He also has served as Vice-Chair of the Section’s Committee on International Legal Education and Specialist Certification.
- Professor Kelley served as a delegate on the ABA Section of International Law’s International Legal Exchange (ILEX) briefing trips to Poland, Jordan, Lebanon, Australia, and New Zealand.
- Professor Kelley participated in the World Justice Project’s World Justice Forums I and II in Vienna and the World justice Forum IV in The Hague.
- Professor Kelley is a member of the Board of Directors of the Fulbright Association, a Fulbright Program alumni organization. He previously served on the Board of Directors of the Fulbright Academy of Science and Technology.
- Professor Kelley frequently teaches negotiation and legal writing in English variously at universities, law firms, nongovernmental organizations, and businesses in Ukraine, Moldova, Belarus, and Lithuania. He also has taught in Kazakhstan and the Russian Federation. He was the first American law professor to teach at the Belarusian State University Law Faculty in Minsk, Belarus. He has accompanied students enrolled in his Transnational Negotiations class to Belarus and to Ukraine.
- Professor Kelley is also a member of the faculty at Kyiv Taras Shevchenko National University, Kyiv, Ukraine, where he primarily teaches in its Law Faculty’s Master of Laws in Land and Agricultural Law Program.