Agriculture is one of the most regulated industries in our society today, so it is fitting that there are lawyers that specialize in laws pertaining to agriculture. These lawyers deal with water, environmental issues, agricultural labor, marketing, land use, pesticide use, and seed issues.
What responsibilities will I have?
What education and training is required?
Becoming an agricultural lawyer requires a bachelor’s degree, a good score on the LSAT exam, a JD (Juris Doctor) and passing a bar exam for your state you wish to practice in.
To pursue a career as an agricultural lawyer:
The following high school courses are recommended: agricultural education, English, social science courses, public speaking and debate.
Where can I work?
Agricultural lawyers may work independently or may be hired by an organization or company. You have the ability to live and work just about anywhere in the country as all regions have their own specific needs and issues they are dealing with.
Future Job Market / Outlook
The future outlook for an agricultural lawyer will be great over the next five years.
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