Student Scholarship Award



Each year, our organization also presents AALA Scholarship Awards which are intended to recognize and encourage scholarly work.


In selecting student 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.

Where to submit:

Please email your nominations to with the name of the award in the subject line. The deadline is September 15.

Past Recipients:


2021 The Growing Monopoly in the Corn Seed Industry: Is It Time for the Government to Interfere?

Bethany Sumpter

2019 Regulating What Can’t Be Measured: Reviewing the Current State of Animal Agricultural’s Air Emissions Regulation Post-Waterkeeper Alliance v. EPA

Kyle K. Weldon

2018 GMOs, Genetically Modified Organisms or Genuinely Mixed Opinions? A Reasonable Consumer’s Understanding of the Terms “GMO” and “Non-GMO,” and the Struggle to Set a Standard, 48 Seton Hall L. Rev. 221 (2017).

Nicholas J. Kromka

2017 The Poultry Products Inspection Act and California’s Foie Gras Ban: An Analysis of the Canards Decision and Its Implications for California’s Animal Agriculture Industry, 104 Calif. L. Rev. 1009 (2016).

Kathryn Campo-Bowen

2016 From Precision Agriculture to Market Manipulation: A New Frontier in the Legal Community, 17 Minnesota Journal of Law Science & Technology, 489 (2016).

Neal Rasmussen

2015 Unapproved Genetically Modified Corn: It’s What’s For Dinner, 100 Iowa L.Rev. 825 (2015).

Kyndra Lundquist

2015 Agriculture Precision Farming: Who Owns the Property of Information? Is it the Farmer, the Company who Helps Consult the Farmer on How to Use the Information Best, or the Mechanical Company who Built The Technology Itself?, 19 Drake J. Agric. L. 239 (2014).

Jacob Strobel