Each year, our organization also presents AALA Scholarship Awards which are intended to recognize and encourage scholarly work of AALA Members. Two Professional Scholarship Awards may be presented. One for academic work (journals, articles, etc.) and another for court briefs that cover a specific agricultural topic or legal analysis. Both awards are open to both AALA members and non-members.
In selecting professional winners, the AALA Awards Committee considers criteria including the excellence in quality of writing, the relevance to important legal issues in agriculture, broadly defined, the clarity of analysis, the potential impact, and other attributes of scholarship.
Academic Articles on an agricultural topic:
- Other published materials
- Thorough analysis or discussion on an agricultural topic
Where to Submit
Please email your nominations to firstname.lastname@example.org with the name of the award in the subject line. The deadline is September 15.
||Turtles All the Way Down: A Clearer Understanding of the Scope of Waters of the United States Based on the U.S. Supreme Court Decisions, 46 WM. & MARY ENVʼT L. & POLʼY REV. 1 (2021).
Jesse J. Richardson Jr., Tiffany Dowell Lashmet, & Gatlin Squires
Combining the Academic with the Practical: A Meaningful Framework for More Effectively Resolving Distressed Agricultural Loans, 26 DRAKE J. AGRIC. L. 1 (2021).
Michael D. Fielding
||Agriculture & Data Privacy: I Want a HIPPA(Pottamus) For Christmas … Maybe, 8 TEX. A&M L. REV. 6 86-733 (2021).
Fee Simple Failures: Rural Landscapes and Race, 119 MICH. L. REV. 1697-1756 (2021).
Brief for the Indiana Agricultural Law Foundation & Indiana Pork Producers Association as Amici Curiae Supporting Respondents in Himsel v. Himsel, 122 N.E.3d 935 (Ind. Ct. App. 2019) (No. 18A-PL-645).
Todd J. Janzen, Brianna J. Schroeder, & Daniel P. McInerny
||Decoding Water Law: Ten Areas of Texas Water Law Every Ag Lawyer Should Know, 5 TEX. A&M J. PROP. L. 449 (2019).
Jason T. Hill & Victoria R. Messer
||Statutes of Limitation and Crop Insurance
Chad G. Marzen
Defining the Role of Conservation in Agricultural Conservation Easements, 44 ECOLOGY L. Q. 627 (2017).
Jess R. Phelps
Levitt & Negowetti, Agricultural “Market Touching”: Modernizing Trespass to Chattels in Crop Contamination Cases, 38 UNIV. HAWAI’I L. REV. 409-445 (2016).
Adam J. Levitt & Nicole Negowetti
Whole Foods: The FSMA and the Challenges of Defragmenting Food Safety Regulation, 41 AMERICAN JOURNAL OF LAW & MEDICINE, 447-458 (2015).
Agricultural Biotechnology—An Opportunity to Feed a World of Ten Billion, 118 PENN. ST. L. REV. 859 (2015).
Nina V. Fedoroff & Drew L. Kershen