Growing Careers in Agricultural and Food Law for Undergraduate Students: Marla Dickerson


Join us on November 2, 2022, for a webinar designed for undergraduate students interested in issues and careers in agricultural and food law. The program is also appropriate for faculty who advise undergraduate students. This interactive webinar will feature our friend and colleague Marla Dickerson, Associate Vice Chancellor of Innovation and Strategic Partnerships and Initiatives, Southern University Law Center. SULC and NALC have recently formed a new partnership that will further outreach to the nation’s agricultural community, including, among other things, the establishment of the first-of-its-kind Agricultural Law Institute for Underrepresented and Underserved Communities at SULC. 

 Marla will discuss her background, path to and through law school, her role at SULC, and offer career and professional advice. This program is part of the NALC Bridges Initiative, a student-focused, public-private partnership that offers professional development, networking, and increased legal knowledge to pre-college, undergraduate, and law students interested in agricultural and food law issues and/or careers. The overall goal of the Bridges Initiative is to help provide a legal-focused pipeline of talent into the agricultural and food industries while furthering the NALC’s national mission of serving as the nation’s leading source of agricultural and food law research and information. The Bridges Initiative includes a specific focus on minority students and others traditionally underrepresented in the agricultural and food law fields.

Time and Date:

          Wednesday, November 2, 2022

12:00 – 1:00 (EDT)

11:00 – 12:00 (CDT)


View a Recording of the Webinar Here


Marla Dickerson serves as Associate Vice Chancellor of Innovation and Strategic Partnerships and Initiatives, Southern University Law Center at Southern University Law Center. Additionally, Marla has served as Director of Continuing Legal Education and Managing Fellow of the Cannabis Compliance, Law and Policy Institute at SULC.  In her role, she has overseen the creation of the Agricultural Law Student Association and provides supervision of students who work with individuals in resolving heirs’ property issues. In 2020, Marla was appointed as Diversity Co-Chair to the Cannabis Law and Policy General Committee of the American Bar Association. She was also appointed to the American Bar Association Council for Diversity in the Educational Pipeline, whose mission is to increase diversity and inclusion in the educational pipeline to the legal profession.

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