Ag Law Society Students' Research Project Used in Discussions with Government Authorities

December 12, 2018

Ag Law Society presentationTexas A&M University School of Law Agriculture Law Society students present their research findings to attorney Mark McPherson (center).

Texas 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. 

Lisa RichTexas A&M Law Professor Lisa Rich, Agricultural Law Society faculty advisor

“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 of the Residency ​Externship Program in Public Policy at Texas A&M 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 3Ls Cash Barker, Lauren Thomas, Kristin Newby, and 2Ls Trevor Armstrong, Kaitlyn Amundson, Jessy Bonds, Connor Colten Day, Alexandra Lizano and Alexis Long for completing a great project!" said Rich.

- Article by Tyra Kelly, Texas A&M University School of Law Marketing and Communications