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Improving ot Impeding? The Local & National Effects of State & Federal Regulation
The Kentucky Journal of Equine, Agriculture, & Natural Resources Law Symposia
  • Michael P. Healy, University of Kentucky College of Law
  • Herb Miller, Columbia Gas
  • Tom FitzGerald, Kentucky Resources Council
  • Jim Huffman, Lewis and Clark Law School
  • Baylen Linnekin, Keep Food Legal Foundation
  • Allen Olson, University of Arkansas School of Law
University of Kentucky College of Law
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Start Date
24-2-2015 1:15 PM
End Date
24-2-2015 4:30 PM
The law surrounding our three focus areas — equine, agriculture, and natural resources — uniquely impacts the Kentucky economy. And regulations, at all levels, have two often competing goals that policymakers must balance: economic growth with human and environmental protection. Please join our discussion as legal scholars, practitioners, and regulators share their thoughts on the benefits and limits of regulations.
Speaker's Bio

Prof. Michael Healy (moderator)

Professor Healy received his undergraduate degree from Williams College and his law degree from the University of Pennsylvania graduating with Order of Coif distinction. Prior to entering law teaching, Professor Healy worked in the Appellate Section of the Environment and Natural Resources Division of the U.S. Department of Justice, in private practice in Washington D.C., and as a law clerk for Judge Edward R. Becker of the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit in 1984-1985. He will serve as the panel moderator.

Herb Miller, Esq.

Herb Miller is the current President of Columbia Gas, a natural gas distribution company, and he is responsible for all corporate activities. Prior to that he served as General Counsel for Kentucky American Water Company and was a partner with Stoll Keenon Ogden in Lexington. Mr. Miller received both his BA in History and Political Science along with his JD from the University of Kentucky.

Tom FitzGerald, Esq.

Tom FitzGerald is the Director of Kentucky Resources Council, Kentucky’s only environmental advocacy organization offering legal and strategic assistance without charge to individuals, community groups and local governments statewide. Mr. FitzGerald previously served as a staff attorney at the Appalachian Research and Defense Fund of Kentucky. He received his BA from Roger Williams College and his JD from the University of Kentucky College of Law.

Prof. Jim Huffman

Professor Huffman is Dean Emeritus at the Lewis and Clark Law School where he has been teaching since 1973. He graduated from Montana State University, the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University, and the University of Chicago Law School. Among other memberships, Professor Huffman is a member and former Chair of the Executive Committee of the Environment and Property Rights Practice Group of the Federalist Society.

Baylen Linnekin, Esq.

Mr. Baylen Linnekin received his JD from Washington College of Law and earned an LL.M in Agricultural & Food Law from University of Arkansas School of Law. He is the founder and executive director of Keep Food Legal Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that promotes food freedom—the right of every American to grow, raise, produce, buy, sell, share, cook, eat, and drink the foods of their own choosing. Linnekin serves as an adjunct professor of law at George Mason University Law School.

Prof. Allen Olson

Allen Olson’s practice is concentrated on federal farm programs, payment limitations, USDA administrative appeals, crop insurance litigation, conservation easements, farm business planning, farm bankruptcies, and other matters affecting farmers and related agricultural businesses. He teaches in the LL.M. Program in Agricultural & Food Law at the University of Arkansas School of Law, with courses focused on federal farm programs, crop insurance, and future issues of global food security.

Citation Information
Michael P. Healy, Herb Miller, Tom FitzGerald, Jim Huffman, et al.. "Improving ot Impeding? The Local & National Effects of State & Federal Regulation" (2015)
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