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Drew Kershen: Service and Presentations

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American Agricultural Law Association

Professor Kershen's primary peer-group organization is the American Agricultural Law Association (AALA) (opens in a new window). Professor Kershen joined AALA in 1981. In addition to membership, committee assignments, and participation in Annual Conferences, Professor Kershen has served the AALA as

  • Member, Board of Directors 1988-1990
  • President, 1995-1996

The AALA has honored Professor Kershen with two awards:

  • Distinguished Service Award, 2000
  • Professional Scholarship Award, 2004

Redraft of Uniform Commercial Code Article 7 (Documents of Title)

Professor Kershen served as the Co-Reporter, along with Linda Rusch [Gonzaga University School of Law], for the Drafting Committee To Revise Uniform Commercial Code Article 7, Documents of Title. The Drafting Committee completed its work in the summer 2003. The Revised Article 7 became an official part of the Uniform Commercial Code on October 1, 2003. For additional information on UCC Article 7, please consult the website of the National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws (NCCUSL), (opens in a new window); Click on Final Acts & Legislation; Select an Act Title [UCC Article 7 (2003)].

Council for Agricultural Science and Technology

Professor Kershen and Alan McHughen [University of California–Riverside], co-authored a CAST Commentary [QTA2005-1], Adventitious Presence (July 2005). The Council for Agricultural Science and Technology (CAST) assembles, interprets, and communicates credible science-based information regionally, nationally, and internationally to legislators, regulators, policymakers, the media, the private sector, and the public. For more information about the Council for Agricultural Science and Technology, please access their website at (opens in a new window)

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National Agricultural Law Center

Professor Kershen is the compiler of the Agricultural Law Bibliograpy on behalf of the National Agricultural Law Center at the University of Arkansas—Fayetteville. The National Agricultural Law Center is the only agricultural law research and information facility that is independent, national in scope, and directly connected to the national agricultural information network. The Center conducts objective legal research and provides timely, accurate, and non-partisan agricultural information to those in the agricultural community. For more information on the National AgLaw Center, please access their website (opens in a new window).

Presentations at Conferences or Invited Lectures

Professor Kershen frequently gives presentations at a conferences or invited lectures. These presentations represent work reflecting his current teaching and research interests. Many presentations eventually result in a publication listed on the Research-Scholarship page or are based on work already published.

In recent years, Professor Kershen's presentations are almost exclusively about Agricultural Biotechnology Law and Policy. On this page, Professor Kershen posts many of these biotechnology PowerPoint® presentations. All links below are PowerPoint® and open in a new window.

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