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  • Agricultural Law Research Center


UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. – Through its Agricultural Law Resource & Reference Center, Penn State Law has conducted extensive outreach activities in agricultural law for nearly two decades. To more accurately reflect the focus of its work and the interconnected nature of agricultural law and shale gas development, Penn State Law will now conduct these outreach activities through the newly named Center for Agricultural and Shale Law.
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- Penn State Law’s Agricultural Law Resource and Reference Center is one of four institutions in the new Agricultural and Food Law Consortium, a partnership supported by a $750,000 U.S. Department of Agriculture grant and established to study how food and agriculture laws affect land- and sea-based food, fiber, and energy production.
With a quarter of the 2,300 trillion cubic feet of  recoverable natural gas held in shale rock formations in the U.S., the technical and legal environment is rapidly evolving. "Lessons From the Wellhead" a seminar series which kicks off on February 10 will give participants a better understanding of current specialized legal topics focused on the law surrounding the Marcellus shale. The series, which is free for those not seeking CLE credit and open to the public, features three events:
Overcrowded city
The United Nations estimates that by 2050 the planet’s human population will be 9.6 billion — stretching the resources of an already resource-stretched world.