Student Competitions

AALA student competitions are conducted annually at the symposium.

The AALA Quiz Bowl Contest is an opportunity for students interested in agricultural law to demonstrate their knowledge of topics relevant to agricultural law and the law in general, as well as the agricultural industry and agricultural policy. Contestants will compete in teams of three in timed rounds through a quiz show format in a single-elimination tournament. The AALA Quiz Bowl guidelines are here.

The AALA Law Student Paper-Writing Contest. The goal of the Modern Agricultural Legal Issues Essay Contest is to encourage law students to become involved in the American Agricultural Law Association (AALA) and to encourage scholarship and learning in the diverse field of agricultural law. Each entrant must follow the rules of the competition detailed herein. Awards will be given to top winners. AALA Student Paper-Writing Competition guidelines are here.

2022 Student Winners

Student Paper-Writing Contest

1st Place – Macy Perry, The University of Oklahoma College of Law, The Move From Ag-Gag Laws to Farm Protection Statutes

2nd Place – Clare Ols, University of Montana Alexander Blewett III School of Law, Consolidation and Cattle: Restoring Competition To Montana’s Cattle Industry

Student Trivia Competition

(conducted in place of the traditional quiz bowl)

1st Place – Attractive Nuisances

  • Madeline Hartley
  • Al Jones
  • Julie Anton

2nd Place – Devilʼs Advocates

  • Trace Justiss
  • Regan McGuill
  • Clara Avenarius

3rd Place – Mean Mittens

  • Erica Bechtel
  • Tom Purves
  • Andrea Messing