Roger A. McEowen is the Professor of Agricultural Law and Taxation at Washburn University School of Law in Topeka, Kansas.
Through 2015, he was the Leonard Dolezal Professor in Agricultural Law at Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa, where he was also the Director of the ISU Center for Agricultural Law and Taxation (CALT), which he founded. Under his leadership, CALT utilized no taxpayer funds in its operations and fully funded staff salaries and benefits, as well as office rent, equipment and supplies, and travel costs from funds generated by seminars and other education-related events and materials. At ISU he also introduced an agricultural law course into the undergraduate curriculum initially as an experimental course, ultimately building the course from the ground-up to almost 100 students in attendance by the spring semester of 2015. He was also the highest rated speaker at the annual fall CALT tax schools every year through 2015. Before joining Iowa State in 2004, he was an associate professor of agricultural law and extension specialist in agricultural law and policy at Kansas State. From 1991-1993, McEowen was in the full-time practice of law with Kelley, Scritsmier and Byrne in North Platte, Nebraska.
McEowen also teaches an undergraduate course in agricultural law at Kansas State University, and has been a visiting professor of law at the University of Arkansas School of Law in Fayetteville, Arkansas, teaching in both the J.D. and L.L.M. programs. He has also previously taught at Washburn Law School and the Drake University School of Law Summer Institute in Agricultural Law.
J.D. Drake University School of Law (1991)
M.S. Iowa State University (1990)
B.S. Purdue University (1986)
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