2019 Student Competitions

Looking for an opportunity to travel, network, and win great prizes? Join us at the 40th Annual American Agricultural Law Association (AALA) Annual Symposium November 7-9, 2019 in Washington D.C. to hear nationally and internationally recognized experts speak on diverse topics related to agriculture, food, environment and natural resources law – and don’t miss our student competitions! All 1L, 2L, and 3L students may participate.  Student attendees pay $50 to attend the symposium on Thursday, November 7; $150 to attend Friday, November 8 – Saturday, November 9; and $175 to attend Thursday Nov. 7 – Saturday Nov. 9, 2019.  A 2019-2020 membership is included in the price of registration.  See the symposium registration page to register.

Cash prizes will be available for first place and honorable mention in both competitions.  Students will network with agricultural law professionals and meet fellow students from across the U.S.  Students may bring resumes to share with prospective employers. 

  • 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.  Register by Monday October 28, 2019 by emailing Professor Shannon Ferrell.  Individual students may compete in a “pick-up” team as well.


  • 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.  Entry Deadline is October 15,2019 by emailing Caitlin Andersen.