Agricultural Law Bibliography


Drew L. Kershen

Earl Sneed Centennial Professor of Law (Emeritus)

University of Oklahoma College of Law



Content and Sources 

This bibliography, updated quarterly, is organized through the use of forty-eight (48) legal subject categories. The entries in the bibliography derive primarily from law journals, law reviews, and legal periodicals that publish articles, comments, notes, and developments that comprise the body of published research in agricultural and food law.

By choosing the “Browse Categories” option, readers may see the full list of legal subject categories and sub-categories, while the “Search” feature allows readers to search by key words or phrases.

The National Agricultural Law Center has embarked on a project to digitize the entries contained in the bibliography to enhance the value of the bibliography by providing users free access to all articles through the Center’s web site.  This initiative seeks to digitize as many articles as possible without regard to publication date and to provide both a historical and more current perspective of agricultural and food law literature.  In cooperation with the publishers, articles will not be linked from the bibliography until a period of two years has elapsed from the date of original publication.  Digitization of any article does not imply and is not intended to imply that its content is accurate or current with applicable laws.

Consulted sources include:

  • Agricultural Law Update, 1984-2004, published by the American Agricultural Law Association (AALA).
  • Current Law Index, 1980-2004, published by Information Access Corporation in cooperation with the American Association of Law Libraries.
  • Index to Foreign Legal Periodicals, 1963-2004, published by the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, University of London.
  • Index to Legal Periodicals, 1949-2004, published by H.W. Wilson Company.
  • National AgLaw Center Publications, 2000-2004, published by the National Agricultural Law Center
  • Agribusiness, 1996-2004, published by ProQuest Information and Learning Company.
  • Agricultural History, 1927-2004, published by the Agricultural History Society.
  • American Journal of Agricultural Economics, 1950-2004, published by the American Agricultural Economics Association.
  • Journal of Farm Economics, 1950-2004, published by the American Farm Economics Association.
  • Land Economics, 1950-2004, published by the University of Wisconsin.
  • Rural Sociology, 1936-2004, published by the American Sociological Society (Rural Sociology Section).



Lisa Bowles, Circulation Librarian, University of Oklahoma, College of Law Library, for correcting the bibliographic entries and locating many additional entries.  Her work was essential to making this bibliography as accurate and comprehensive as possible.

The National Agricultural Law Center for encouraging the improvement and expansion of this bibliography.

Of course, all categorizations and choices for entries were mine – for better or for worse.  The hope is that this bibliography makes easily accessible the vast literature in agricultural and food law to all members of the agricultural and food law communities.


With best regards from the compiler,

Drew L. Kershen

Personal Web Site


The former version of this bibliography appeared on the website of the American Agricultural Law Association (AALA).  Founded in 1980 by agricultural law experts throughout the United States, the AALA is a national professional organization focusing on the legal issues affecting agriculture.  It provides a network through which those with an interest in agricultural law (practitioners, educators, government attorneys, policy makers, and those in the industry) can share information and ideas.