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Jenna Cope and Kari Schmitz

Cope, 2L, and Schmitz, 2L, Win Client Counseling National Championship

20 Mar 2017    

2Ls Jenna Cope and Kari Schmitz are the 2017 ABA Law Student Division Client Counseling Competition National Champions! 

The two competed at the American Bar Association Law Student Division’s National Client Counseling Competition at the University of Oklahoma School of Law on Friday, March 17 and Saturday, March 18, 2017.  After three preliminary rounds were completed on Friday, the team was in first place. Professor Lawson reported that the two, “never slipped from that competitive position,” and went on to win the championship on Saturday.

Every year hundreds of teams compete locally for the privilege of representing their schools at one of 12 regional competitions. In early February, Cope and Schmitz won the Region 8 competition at the University of South Dakota.

This is Nebraska Law’s 6th National Championship in the ABA National Law Student Division Client Counseling Competition. Their championship gives Cope and Schmitz the right to represent the United States and Nebraska Law in the International Client Consultation Competition at the University of Kent in Canterbury, England.  

Professor Colleen Medill

Medill Receives John E. Weaver Award for Teaching Excellence

14 Mar 2017    

Professor Colleen Medill will receive the 2017 John E. Weaver Award for Teaching Excellence.  This award was established in 2008 to recognize University of Nebraska-Lincoln full professors who demonstrate sustained and extraordinary levels of teaching excellence and national visibility for instructional activities and/or practice.

Professor Medill is being recognized for her teaching contributions both at the University of Nebraska and in the community and federal judiciary arena. Professor Medill is nationally recognized in the legal academy for her innovative teaching techniques and is helping to change the way her colleagues across the country teach law students. Over 40 ABA-accredited law schools, including ten Big Ten law schools, use textbooks authored by Professor Medill.

Professor Medill will be recognized at the annual awards reception for faculty on Tuesday, April 18, 2017.

Clayton Yeutter

University honors the life of distinguished alumnus Clayton Yeutter, '63

09 Mar 2017    

University of Nebraska alumnus Clayton Yeutter died at his home in Potomac, Maryland, on March 4, 2017, after a 4-year battle with metastatic colon cancer.

He was born on Dec. 10, 1930, in Eustis, Nebraska, and went on to serve four U.S. presidents in a career spanning several decades. He earned all of his degrees at the University of Nebraska, including a Juris Doctor degree in 1963. After five years serving in the U.S. Air Force and expanding his farm operations, he completed a law degree and a doctorate in agricultural economics.

In 2015, Clayton announced a $2.5 million leadership gift commitment to help the university establish an international trade and finance institute. His goal was to enable the university to prepare skilled graduates for in-demand careers in global trade and finance. Gifts have also been received from companies and other individuals in support of the institute.

In Clayton’s honor, it has been named the Clayton K. Yeutter Institute of International Trade and Finance.

Clayton’s efforts, both in government and the private sector, have had a lasting impact on the worldwide economy. He served in three sub-cabinet posts and in three cabinet or cabinet-level posts: Secretary of Agriculture, U.S. Trade Representative and Counselor to the President, the only Nebraskan ever to do so. 

He also spent several years as CEO of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange. Returning to the private sector in 1993, Clayton joined what became Hogan Lovells, LLP, one of the largest law firms in the world, where he focused on trade issues.

The Yeutter family encourages memorial be directed to the Clayton Yeutter Institute of International Trade and Finance Fund with a gift to the University of Nebraska Foundation. Gifts may be online, and checks made payable to the University of Nebraska Foundation may be sent to University of Nebraska Foundation, 1010 Lincoln Mall Ste 300, Lincoln, NE 68508-2886. Include fund 01126990 on the check memo line.

For more information or assistance, contact Josh Egley, senior director of development, at the University of Nebraska Foundation at 800-432-3216 or josh.egley@nufoundation.org.

Clayton Yeutter’s obituary is provided by the Omaha World-Herald.

Written by: University of Nebraska Foundation

Timothy Engler

Engler, '76, Inducted in The American College of Trial Lawyers

09 Mar 2017    

Tim Engler, '76, was inducted as a fellow into The American College of Trial Lawyers (ACTL) in Boca Raton, Fla. on March 4, 2017. Tim is a partner with Rembolt Ludtke and practices in the areas of business and commercial litigation, construction, employment, personal injury, including wrongful death, and has an active mediation/arbitration practice.

“Founded in 1950, the College is composed of the best of the trial bar from the United States and Canada. Fellowship in the College is extended by invitation only and only after careful investigation, to those experienced trial lawyers of diverse backgrounds, who have mastered the art of advocacy and whose professional careers have been marked by the highest standards of ethical conduct, professionalism, civility and collegiality. Lawyers must have a minimum of fifteen years trial experience before they can be considered for Fellowship.

Membership in the College cannot exceed one percent of the total lawyer population of any state or province. There are currently approximately 5800 members in the United States and Canada, including active Fellows, Emeritus Fellows, Judicial Fellows (those who ascended to the bench after their induction) and Honorary Fellows. The College maintains and seeks to improve the standards of trial practice, professionalism, ethics, and the administration of justice through education and public statements on important legal issues relating to its mission.  The College strongly supports the independence of the judiciary, trial by jury, respect for the rule of law, access to justice, and fair and just representation of all parties to legal proceedings. The College is thus able to speak with a balanced voice on important issues affecting the legal profession and the administration of justice.”

Tim Engler’s practice primarily involves helping both businesses and individuals resolve disputes through litigation, arbitration and mediation. He has jury trial experience, experience as an arbitrator and mediator, and he is one of eight Nebraska lawyers admitted to the National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals. Most of his practice involves commercial disputes, personal injury, both plaintiff and defense, and employment litigation.

However, Tim’s experiences also include handling cases that involve class actions, patents and other IP cases, securities fraud, and RICO. Tim is very active in the Bar Association and currently serves as the President-Elect Designate of the NSBA.

Tim is a 1979 graduate of the University of Nebraska College of Law (JD) and a 1976 graduate of South Dakota State University (BS). When not practicing law, Tim enjoys playing golf and attending Nebraska sporting events.

Interim Dean Richard Moberly talks with students

Law partnership targets underrepresented students

07 Mar 2017    

A University of Nebraska College of Law and University of Nebraska at Omaha have launched a new program designed to encourage students in underrepresented communities to pursue a legal education.

The Underserved Law Opportunities Program is seeking qualified UNO freshmen, sophomores and juniors to participate in the program. To be eligible, students should be first-generation college students or bilingual, and must have a record of community service.

"The idea came from a conversation with a graduate of both our universities, who is currently practicing law in Omaha," said Richard Moberly, interim dean of the Nebraska College of Law. "There is no question that Nebraska has a need for bilingual attorneys and attorneys who will practice law in the public interest. This is an important step toward meeting that need."

Participating students will be accepted into the College of Law upon graduation if they maintain a minimum 3.5 GPA throughout undergraduate coursework and achieve a minimum score on the law school admissions test.

"Our state will benefit from this program just as much as our students," said Jonathan Benjamin-Alvarado, assistant vice chancellor for student affairs at UNO. "Our hope is that these students will go on to practice law in underserved communities, meeting a pressing need of the greater Omaha metropolitan area and Nebraska as a whole."

Students enrolled in the program will be paired with a peer mentor and intern with a nonprofit organization that provides legal services. Participants will also have the opportunity to attend special College of Law programming and meet one-on-one with College of Law representatives.

Admission interviews will begin this spring. Students interested in participating in the program should email Benjamin-Alvarado at jalvarado@unomaha.edu.

The Underserved Law Opportunities Program is similar to the College of Law's Rural Law Opportunities Program, which partners with Wayne State College, Chadron State College and the University of Nebraska at Kearney to recruit students to pursue legal careers outside of the state's metropolitan areas. Read more about the rural law program here.

Professor Roger Kirst

Kirst to Receive Outstanding Legal Educator Award

01 Mar 2017    

Professor Emeritus Roger Kirst will receive the Outstanding Legal Educator Award from the Nebraska State Bar Foundation. This award acknowledges momentous contributions to the field of legal education by a legal educator. Professor Kirst served as a law professor at the University of Nebraska College of Law for over forty years. During that time he had an enormous impact on the fields of civil procedure and evidence, both in Nebraska and nationally. 

Jody Freeman

The 2017 Roscoe Pound Lecture

28 Feb 2017    

The 2017 Pound Lecture is scheduled for Friday, March 10th from 12:10-1:10 p.m. Jody Freeman, Archibald Cox Professor of Law at Harvard Law School, will present “The Limits of Executive Power: The Obama-Trump Transition.”

Professor Freeman is a leading scholar of both administrative law and environmental law and has written extensively on federal agency regulation, climate change, energy and environmental policy, and executive authority. Professor Freeman’s book, Global Climate Change and U.S. Law (co-edited with Michael Gerrard) was published in 2015.

Professor Freeman served in the White House as Counselor for Energy and Climate Change in 2009-10, where she was the architect of the president’s historic agreement with the auto industry to double fuel efficiency standards, launching the administration’s greenhouse gas program under the Clean Air Act. In her role, she also contributed to a host of initiatives on renewable energy, energy efficiency, transmission policy and oil and gas drilling, as well as the administration’s effort to pass climate and energy legislation. 

After leaving the administration, Freeman served as an independent consultant to the President’s bipartisan Commission on the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill. She has been appointed to the Administrative Conference of the United States, the government think tank for improving the administrative and regulatory process, and elected the American College of Environmental Lawyers. In 2012, Professor Freeman was elected as an outside director of ConocoPhillips, where she serves on the public policy and compensation committees. 

During her presentation, Freeman will discuss the executive power President Obama used to accomplish many of his domestic and international policy goals, especially, in the area of climate and energy policy. What is the risk that a Trump administration will significantly repeal the Obama legacy. What are the legal constraints on roll-back and retrenchment, and what, as a result, is the lesson about the limits of Executive Power?

Professor Richard Duncan

Duncan's Article Published in Regent University Law Review

24 Feb 2017    

Professor Richard Duncan’s article Justice Scalia and the Rule of Law: Originalism vs. the Living Constitution was published in the Regent University Law Review.

The article’s abstract is below:

Justice Antonin Scalia's sudden death in February, 2016, was a great loss for his family, a great loss for his friends, and a great loss for the "Written Constitution" of the United States of America. We will have no more of his brilliant, witty, and pugnacious judicial opinions. Instead, we will have to settle for the body of work he left behind as his legacy. But, as one commentator has said, his opinions are "so consistent, so powerful, and so penetrating in their devotion to the rule of law"—the real rule of law, not the political decrees of judges creating the so-called "Living Constitution" "that one may take one or two almost at random and catch a glimpse of the great patterns of his jurisprudence, as well as flashes of his famous wit." Scalia was the greatest Supreme Court Justice of his generation, perhaps of all time. Professor Steven G. Calabresi, a former law clerk of Justice Scalia, recently said that "[Justice Scalia] is the most important justice in American history—greater than former Chief Justice John Marshall himself."' I will not dissent from Professor Calabresi's opinion. When Justice Scalia passed away, I lost the hero of my life in the law. But he lives on in his written words, a body of work that was designed to shape our understanding of the Constitution for generations yet to come. I love the pugnacious poetry of his opinions, particularly of his dissents. Margaret Talbot once referred to Justice Scalia's provocative style as "the jurisprudential equivalent of smashing a guitar onstage." And so it was. Justice Scalia was once asked why he took such pains to use memorable terms and provocative phrases in his Supreme Court opinions (particularly in his dissents), and he said that he wrote them this way for law students. If his dissents are provocative and memorable, they will appear in law school casebooks, and if they are in the casebooks, they will be read by law students who might well decide that his views about the original meaning of the Written Constitution are persuasive. This made him a Justice who wrote in the spirit of a teacher or professor of constitutional law, and in the long run, this pedagogical function will likely stand as his most significant achievement. Although some credibly believe that his greatest contributions to the law are in the area of statutory construction and the merits of textualism over legislative history, 12 for me, Justice Scalia's most important legacy is his work on originalism versus the Living Constitution and his persuasive conclusion that originalism is the "lesser evil." Together with former Attorney General Edwin Meese III and the late, great Judge Robert H. Bork, Justice Scalia was, in his own words, one of "a small hearty minority who believe in a philosophy called originalism" as an essential component of "a government of laws and not of men." To Justice Scalia, the text of the Written Constitution is law, and the duty of the Court is to interpret the constitutional text based upon its original meaning. The so-called Living Constitution is not law but rather clay in the hands of Justices who shape it to mean whatever they believe it "ought to mean." The purpose of this Article is to focus on the part of Justice Scalia's incredible legacy that concerns the so-called "Great Debate" in constitutional law between originalism and the Living Constitution. I will focus particularly on Justice Scalia's argument that the Living Constitution is the greater evil because it substitutes the rule of unelected judges for the rule of law. Importantly, Scalia's vision of original understanding originalism is not a vacuous call for total judicial disengagement. Rather, Scalia believed, quite simply, that the Written Constitution "says what it says and doesn't say what it doesn't say." When the Constitution speaks, it is the duty of the Court to practice judicial engagement and apply the Constitution's precepts to decide cases governed by its original meaning. When the Constitution is silent, however, it is the duty of the Court to practice judicial restraint and permit Congress and state legislatures to make laws within their respective powers.

Maggie Wittlin and Adam Thimmesch

Thimmesch and Wittlin Named Professors of the Year

22 Feb 2017    

At the Meeting of the Minds event, Professors Adam Thimmesch and Maggie Wittlin were named the 2017 Professors of the Year. Each year, the SBA hosts the event and administers nominations for the Professor of the Year Awards. The current 1L students nominated Professor Wittlin and upperclass students nominated Professor Thimmesch.

Daniel Dawes

Dawes, '06, Receives Families USA Health Equity Advocate of the Year Award

21 Feb 2017    

Families USA issued the following news release:

Families USA announced today that Daniel Dawes, executive director of government affairs and health policy at Morehouse School of Medicine Atlanta, Georgia, and author of "150 Years of Obamacare," will receive this year's Health Equity Advocate Award in honor of his exceptional advocacy and commitment to eliminating racial and ethnic health disparities and achieving health equity for all.

"Daniel has been on the front lines of every important health care battle of our time, and he has been tireless in his fight to ensure that vulnerable and marginalized populations get the quality health care they deserve," said Ron Pollack, executive director of Families USA. "He's truly an inspiration for all of us who believe health care is a right, not a privilege."

The award will be presented Friday, Feb. 17, at an awards luncheon on the second day of Families USA's 22nd Annual Health Action Conference.

Besides his work at Morehouse, Dawes is a lecturer on health law and policy at the Satcher Health Leadership Institute. He is also the co-founder and Principal Investigator of the Health Equity Leadership and Exchange Network (HELEN), which is a national network of health equity champions in virtually every state and territory.

He was also an instrumental leader in shaping the Affordable Care Act in the U.S. Senate, where he founded and chaired the National Working Group on Health Disparities and Health Reform, which worked to ensure that the Affordable Care Act included measures to address the disparities in health care and health status among racial and ethnic minorities, people with disabilities, women, children, LGBTQ individuals, and other vulnerable groups in the United States. In 2016 he published "150 Years of Obamacare," which provides a behind-the-scenes look at how the decades-long health equity, mental health, and health reform movements coalesced to produce the Affordable Care Act.

Mr. Dawes also serves on several boards, commissions, and councils focused on health equity and health reform. He is also the author of several publications.

Mr. Dawes holds a JD from University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

Ryan McIntosh

McIntosh, '14, Accepted into Nebraska Water Leaders Academy

10 Feb 2017    

Ryan McIntosh of Nebraska City has been accepted into the Nebraska Water Leaders Academy, a one year program that provides leadership training and educates participants about the vital role of rivers, streams and aquifers play in the economic sustainability of the state.

McIntosh is an associate attorney with Mattson Ricketts Law Firm in Nebraska City. He earned a B. A. in political science (2010) and a J. D. (with distinction; 2014), both from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

A project of the Water Futures Partnership-Nebraska, Academy sessions feature classroom as well as field trip experiences presented by acknowledged experts in leadership and natural resource topics held at locations across the state.

The Water Leaders Academy is partially funded through a grant from the Nebraska Environmental Trust and more than 25 other organizations and individuals.

More information can be found at www.waterleadersacademy.org.

Rick Kubat

Kubat, '02, Accepted into Nebraska Water Leaders Academy

10 Feb 2017    

Rick Kubat of Omaha has been accepted into the Nebraska Water Leaders Academy, a one-year program that provides leadership training and educates participants about the vital role of rivers, streams and aquifers play in the economic sustainability of the state.

Kubat, government relations attorney with the Metropolitan Utilities District of Omaha earned a B. A. in political science at Miami University (Oxford, Ohio-1998). He is a 2002 graduate of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln College of Law.

A project of the Water Futures Partnership-Nebraska, Academy sessions feature classroom as well as field trip experiences presented by acknowledged experts in leadership and natural resource topics held at locations across the state.

The Water Leaders Academy is partially funded through a grant from the Nebraska Environmental Trust and more than 25 other organizations and individuals.

More information can be found at www.waterleadersacademy.org.

Brock Wurl

Wurl, '10, Named Partner at Norman, Paloucek, Herman, and Wurl

10 Feb 2017    

Brock D. Wurl,’10, was named partner at Norman, Paloucek, Herman, and Wurl Law Offices in North Platte where he has worked since graduating from the College of Law. Brock’s primary areas of focus are personal injury, workers’ compensation, real estate litigation, adoption, and Social Security Disability Insurance.

Women Leading Image

Nebraska Law to host women’s leadership conference March 3

02 Feb 2017    

The University of Nebraska College of Law will host the Women Leading in Law, Business and Philanthropy Conference on March 3.

The goal of the conference, which will be from 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., is to provide a space to learn about how women are and have been effectively leading in their respective communities. What have been the challenges of being women in those areas? What have been the advantages? These questions and many others will be the focus of sessions related to the women’s work in the judiciary, government, private business and philanthropic organizations.

"This conference is a tremendous opportunity to learn from women who have had remarkable success and from the varying experiences these women have had as leaders in their respective fields,” said Molly Brummond, assistant dean for student and alumni relations at Nebraska Law. “Our hope is that everyone who attends leaves with a greater understanding of how women are and have been effectively leading, of the challenges women face in different work environments, and of the skills, approaches and perspectives women bring to the table that benefit law firms, government agencies, and both nonprofit and for-profit businesses.”

The day will open with a keynote from Linda Bray Chanow, executive director of the Center for Women in Law at the University of Texas School of Law. Panels will focus on women in private practice, government, business, and the judiciary. A plenary session focuses on women leading in philanthropy and features panelists Susie Buffett, Dianne Lozier, Joan Squires and Lyn Wallin Ziegenbien.

The event is free for students and $50 for others. Lunch is included, thanks to a sponsorship from the Women in the Law Section of the Nebraska State Bar Association. More information and registration information can be found here.

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Matthew Luhn

The Baylor Evnen Build Your Character Program on Communications

23 Jan 2017    

The Baylor Evnen Build Your Character Program on Communications is scheduled for Wednesday, February 8th from 12:10-1:10 p.m. Matthew Luhn, writer, story consultant, and creative writing instructor, will present “Storytelling in Law & Business” at the College of Law.

Matthew Luhn is not a lawyer, but knows something about influencing through the art of storytelling. He is a writer, story consultant, creative writing instructor and keynote speaker with over 25 years' experience creating stories and characters at Pixar Animation Studios, The Simpsons, and beyond.  

Alongside his story work at Pixar, Matthew also trains CEO’s, marketing teams, directors and other professionals how to craft and tell stories.

During his keynote, "Storytelling in Law & Busines," Matthew will train attendees how to develop stories and write  to create compelling stories that move audiences to action.

Matthew's story credits include Toy Story (1995), Toy Story 2 (1999), Monsters Inc. (2001), Finding Nemo (2003), Cars (2006), Ratatouille (2007), UP (2009), Toy Story 3 (2010), Monsters University (2013), Toy Story of Terror (2013), Toy Story That Time Forgot (2014), and other films and TV shows currently in development.

Matthew's career began at 19 years old, as the youngest animator to work on The Simpson TV series. His TV credits on the The Simpsons include Kamp Krusty (1992), Lisa's Pony (1992), Homer Alone (1992), Colonel Homer (1992), Homer Defined (1992), and Burns Verkaufen der Kraftwerk (1992).

Professor Justin (Gus) Hurwitz

Hurwitz Named Co-Director of the Space, Cyber, and Telecommunications Law Program at the College of Law

17 Jan 2017    

Professor Justin (Gus) Hurwitz has been named the co-director of Nebraska Law’s Space, Cyber, and Telecommunications Law Program, effective January 1, 2017. Hurwitz will work alongside the program’s current director, Professor Matthew Schaefer and the program’s executive director Elsbeth Magilton, to continue growing the telecommunications and cyber components of the program as it continues into its second decade. 

While building on the foundation that is already in place, Hurwitz’s initiatives will focus largely on telecommunications and cyber law, including substantial focus on cybersecurity and interdisciplinary work at the intersection of law & policy.

“Gus has proven himself to be key in building the telecommunications and cyber aspects of our curriculum,” Interim Dean Richard Moberly said. “His willingness to champion initiatives aimed at growing this program will help move the College forward in these important fields.”

Hurwitz joined the College of Law faculty in 2013 as an assistant professor of law. His work builds on his background in law, technology, and economics to consider the interface between law and technology and the role of regulation in high-tech industries. In 2015 the National Law Journal named Hurwitz a Cyber Security & Data Privacy Trailblazer.

Professors Duncan, Medill and Shoemaker

Nebraska Law Professors Participate in Association of American Law Schools Annual Meeting

11 Jan 2017    

Professor Rick Duncan served as the official delegate of the University of Nebraska College of Law to the AALS House of Representatives. In addition to his responsibilities as a College delegate, Professor Duncan moderated a panel of scholarly works in progress on Friday, January 6, 2017.

  

Professor Colleen Medill was one of three nationally recognized teachers who spoke at a program sponsored by West Academic to showcase how faculty can incorporate professional skills training in large first year Property courses.  The program, entitled Reinforcing Student Understanding of Substantive Property Law through Skills Exercises, also featured Professor Tanya Marsh of Wake Forest University and John Sprankling of McGeorge University. Professor Medill’s presentation demonstrated how she incorporates transactional drafting and negotiation exercises into her Property course using her book, Developing Professional Skills: Property.

  

Professor Jessica Shoemaker was an invited speaker at the Agricultural & Food Law Section program at the AALS annual meeting. Professor Shoemaker’s talk, “Food, Agriculture, and the Future of American Indian Land Tenure,” previews her current work on transformational property system reforms. 

Ross Gardner

Gardner, '08, Named Principal at Jackson Lewis P.C.

10 Jan 2017    

Jackson Lewis P.C. is pleased to announce Ross Gardner, '08, has been elevated to Principal of the firm’s Omaha office. Mr. Gardner represents management in all aspects of traditional labor law and employment litigation. He also has extensive experience in other areas of traditional labor law as well, including collective bargaining negotiations, desktop advice and Section 301 lawsuits.

Jessica Feinstein

Feinstein, '06, Named Principal at Jackson Lewis P.C.

10 Jan 2017    

Jackson Lewis P.C. is pleased to announce attorney Jessica Feinstein, '06, has been elevated to Principal of the firm's Omaha office. Ms. Feinstein specializes in representing U.S. and
multi-national companies in employment based immigration.

Kristen Hassebrook

Hassebrook, '11, Named Executive Director of AFAN and WSA

10 Jan 2017    

The Alliance for the Future of Agriculture in Nebraska (AFAN) and We Support Ag (WSA) are excited to announce the hiring of Kristen Hassebrook as Executive Director. Hassebrook, has been selected to lead the combined coalition of AFAN and WSA, beginning February 1.

As AFAN and WSA look to restructure and collaborate more deeply, Hassebrook will be a great addition to provide strategic vision, administrative insight and development as we look to continue to grow livestock in Nebraska. “We look forward to working with Hassebrook on the development and growth of these organizations,” Lori Luebbe, AFAN President stated, “Her background and experience lends itself well towards our mission and the livestock industry.”

The announcement of Hassebrook as Executive Director also coincides with a focus on greater collaboration between AFAN and WSA to benefit livestock growth in which her talents and experiences in the policy and political arenas will help to shape a pro-agriculture and pro-livestock growth agenda.  Pete McClymont, President of WSA said “We’re thrilled to have Kristen share her leadership and expertise with AFAN and WSA. Kristen has wide spread respect from those that have worked with her throughout her professional career.”

Hassebrook comes to this position from the University of Nebraska Foundation, where she was the Director of Development for the Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resource.  Prior to that she served as Vice President of Legal and Regulatory Affairs for Nebraska Cattlemen.  Hassebrook is a native Nebraskan and grew up on a diversified farm and feedlot. She is a graduate of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and the Nebraska College of Law.

As Willow Holoubek finishes her final days as the AFAN executive director, she conveys confidence in the decision of hiring Hassebrook. “I am so excited about Hassebrook joining the AFAN team and what it means for the future of this organization,” said Holoubek. “With her background in law and her passion for agriculture, I believe that she will be an excellent fit to grow WSA and AFAN.”

Story by: Alliance for the Future of Agriculture in Nebraska

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