Sustainable farmers to get pro bono legal advice from Penn State Law students
January 16, 2012
Farmers who attend the 21st annual conference of the Pennsylvania Association for Sustainable Agriculture (PASA) will have the chance to get their top legal questions answered. Members of the Penn State Law Rural Economic Development Clinic will be available during the "Farming for the Future" conference being held at the Penn Stater Conference Center from February 1-4 to address issues ranging from farmland leases to CSA (community-supported agriculture) membership agreements.
“Part of the clinic’s mission is to give students practical experience working with clients in agriculture and food law sectors,” said Penn State Law Professor Ross Pifer and director of the clinic. During these conference consultations, student attorneys and supervising faculty will discuss specific legal issues, and if necessary, students will perform additional legal work following the initial consultation, Pifer explained.