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  • Agricultural Law Research Center


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.
Five students reap advantages of oil and gas boom
The energy business in Pennsylvania and throughout the U.S. is expanding rapidly. According to a report by the Department of Energy, natural gas reserves in Pennsylvania more than doubled in 2010 and increased 90% in 2011. Several Penn State Law students are taking advantage of classes such as Oil and Gas, Law and Policy of Shale Gas Development, and Energy Law and Policy to prepare for careers in the field.