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Melanie Ghaw to be published in Buffalo Environmental Law Journal

Melanie Ghaw


Melanie Ghaw, a third-year student at the Appalachian School of Law, will be published in the Buffalo Environmental Law Journal.  Her forthcoming article, Animal Farm Reality: The First Amendment Struggle to Reveal the Frightening Truth Behind Industrial Farm Animal Production, explores the detrimental effects of industrial farm animal production on public health, the environment, and consumer rights.  It further suggests certain bills and statutes, particularly food disparagement laws and ag-gag bills, are unconstitutional as an infringement on the First Amendment right to freedom of speech and press.  Melanie Ghaw is currently working as a research assistant to Professor Douglas McKechnie, Professor Alan Oxford, and Professor Kendall Isaac.  Additionally, she is a work-study for Career Services.  Melanie Ghaw is the Articles Editor on the Executive Board of the Appalachian Journal of Law.