Barton H. Thompson Jr., JD/MBA ’76 (BA ’72), Robert E. Paradise Professor of Natural Resources Law, was named to the American Farmland Trust’s Research Advisory Council. The trust is dedicated to preserving farmland, promoting environmentally sound farming practices, and keeping farmers on the land. The council helps the trust to innovate and to prioritize research areas.

Thompson is a leading expert in environmental and national resources law and policy whose scholarship focuses on environmental issues ranging from the future of endangered species and fisheries to the use of economic techniques for regulating the environment. He is the founding director of the law school’s Environmental and Natural Resources Program, senior fellow and Perry L. McCarty Director of the Woods Institute for the Environment, and a senior fellow (by courtesy) at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies.