Under the direction of Professor Ross Pifer, the Agricultural Law Resource and Reference Center seeks to be a leading national source of agricultural and shale law research and information with a specific focus on those issues of importance in Pennsylvania. While agricultural law and shale law constitute distinct legal areas, they also are inescapably interconnected due to the location of shale deposits and the nature of shale development. The Center is uniquely qualified to work on projects within the distinct areas of agricultural law and shale law as well as legal issues at their convergence. Through its programs, the Center seeks to serve as a credible, unbiased, and expert authority for a wide variety of stakeholders including agricultural producers, landowners and royalty owners, business professionals, judges, attorneys, legislators, government officials, community groups, and the general public.
The Center does not provide legal advice, nor is its work intended to be a substitute for such advice and counsel. As such, the material contained on this website does not constitute legal advice and is for informational purposes only. While efforts are made to maintain and update the content provided on this website, no warranty or other guarantee is made regarding the timeliness or accuracy of any information provided.