Agricultural Law Center


The Drake Agricultural Law Center is an internationally-recognized program centered on the study of food and agricultural law.

Founded in 1983, the Agricultural Law Center provides opportunities for students to explore how the legal system impacts the food system and the agricultural sector's ability to produce, market, and use agricultural products.

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Faculty and Staff

Neil Hamilton, Emeritus Director of the Agricultural Law Center; Emeritus Professor of Law
515-271-2065 neil.hamilton@drake.edu
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Matthew Russell, Resilient Agriculture Coordinator
515-271-4956 matthew.russell@drake.edu
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Jennifer Zwagerman, Associate Director of the Agricultural Law Center
515-271-4119 jennifer.zwagerman@drake.edu
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Law School Events
April 28, 2017
Law School News
April 14, 2017
On May 3, the Middleton Center for Children’s Rights will host a panel to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the landmark case In Re Gault, in which the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that juveniles have the constitutional right to legal counsel.
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