Professor Schutz is a 2003 graduate of the College of Law and joined the faculty in 2006. During law school, he worked for Cline, Williams, Wright, Johnson, and Oldfather in Lincoln, Nebraska, and was the editor-in-chief of the Nebraska Law Review. After law school, Professor Schutz clerked for the Honorable C. Arlen Beam of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit until 2005. During the 2004-2005 academic year he also taught Legal Research and Writing at the College of Law as an adjunct instructor. During the 2005-2006 academic year he was a Visiting Lecturer in the Lawyering Program at the Cornell Law School. The product of a farm family in Elwood, Nebraska, Professor Schutz’s research interests include the often intertwined subjects of agricultural law, environmental and natural resources law, and state and local government. Professor Schutz has served as the chair of the AALS Section on Agricultural Law, is active in the American Agricultural Law Association, and is a frequent lecturer on agricultural and water law issues.