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National Ag Law Center welcomes two new staff attorneys

New attorneys will focus on agricultural finance, food safety and food labeling

By Sarah Cato – Sep. 1, 2020

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – To further their mission and better serve their stakeholders, the National Agricultural Law Center has hired two new staff attorneys, Micah Brown and Sarah Catherine Copper.

“Our mission at the Center is to be the nation’s leading source of agricultural and food law research and information, and Micah and Sarah Catherine will help us further that mission,” Harrison Pittman, Director of the center, said. “With our team of attorneys now up to six and our expertise expanded, we are better able to serve our stakeholders throughout the United States.”

Brown is a Benton, Arkansas native who earned a Bachelor of Arts in political science from the University of Central Arkansas. He graduated cum laude with his Juris Doctor from the University of Arkansas School of Law in May of 2020.

While in law school, Brown worked as a law clerk for the Office of the Arkansas Attorney General in the Consumer Protection Division. He began working at the Center as a Research Fellow during his second year of law school and joined full time after graduating. At the Center, his primary areas of research are finance and credit, commercial transactions and secured transactions.

“I enjoyed working for the Center as a Research Fellow, and am I’m excited to be given the opportunity to join them full time,” he said.

Copper, hailing from eastern Tennessee, obtained her Bachelor of Science in food science from Auburn University. She also attended the University of Arkansas School of Law and earned her Juris Doctor in May of 2020.

NEW HIRE — Micah Brown is a Benton, Arkansas native who earned a Bachelor of Arts in political science from the University of Central Arkansas. He graduated cum laude with his Juris Doctor from the University of Arkansas School of Law in May of 2020. (Image courtesy NALC.)

While in law school, Brown worked as a law clerk for the Office of the Arkansas Attorney General in the Consumer Protection Division. He began working at the Center as a Research Fellow during his second year of law school and joined full time after graduating. At the Center, his primary areas of research are finance and credit, commercial transactions and secured transactions. 

“I enjoyed working for the Center as a Research Fellow, and am I’m excited to be given the opportunity to join them full time,” he said. 

Copper, hailing from eastern Tennessee, obtained her Bachelor of Science in food science from Auburn University. She also attended the University of Arkansas School of Law and earned her Juris Doctor in May of 2020. 

During her time in law school, Copper worked as a clerk at The Law Group of Northwest Arkansas where she assisted on projects relating to various food safety and regulatory issues in the poultry industry. She also completed an externship with Tyson Foods’ law department, where she helped research international pet food regulations, food safety in the poultry industry and other projects.   

 Copper is currently working towards her Master of Laws degree in Food and Agricultural law at the University of Arkansas. At the Center, her primary areas of research are food safety and labeling. 

“I have worked on legal issues relating to food labeling and food safety in the past, and I’m excited to expand my research and writing on the topic at the Center,” Copper said. 

Read more about Brown and Copper at http://bit.ly/2HmXqAx

For more information on the National Agricultural Law Center, visit https://nationalaglawcenter.org/  or follow @Nataglaw on Twitter. 

About the National Agricultural Law Center

The National Agricultural Law Center serves as the nation’s leading source of agricultural and food law research and information. The Center works with producers, state and federal policymakers, Congressional staffers, attorneys, land grant universities, and many others to provide objective, nonpartisan agricultural and food law research and information to the nation’s agricultural community.

The Center is a unit of the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture and works in close partnership with the USDA Agricultural Research Service, National Agricultural Library.

WELCOME ABOARD — Sarah Catherine Copper, hailing from eastern Tennessee, obtained her Bachelor of Science in food science from Auburn University. She also attended the University of Arkansas School of Law and earned her Juris Doctor in May of 2020. (Image courtesy NALC.)

Media Contact

Sarah Cato

National Agricultural Law Center
University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture
870-815-9035  |  sscato@uark.edu

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About the Division of Agriculture

The University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture’s mission is to strengthen agriculture, communities, and families by connecting trusted research to the adoption of best practices. Through the Agricultural Experiment Station and the Cooperative Extension Service, the Division of Agriculture conducts research and extension work within the nation’s historic land grant education system.

The Division of Agriculture is one of 20 entities within the University of Arkansas System. It has offices in all 75 counties in Arkansas and faculty on five system campuses.

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