Auburn, Alabama 36830
ELISA S RIVES, LLC

  

Bar Admissions

       Washington State Bar
    Alabama State Bar
    U.S. District Court , Northern District of Alabama
    Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals
    Supreme Court of the United States

Education

    J.D. (Cum Laude) Cumberland School of Law, Samford University

    B.S. (Entomology), M.S. (Plant Pathology), Auburn University

Honors and Activities

Judicial Law Clerk, Senior U.S. District Judge William M. Acker, Jr,    
  U.S. District Court, Northern District of Alabama (2002 - 2003)

Judicial Intern, Senior Circuit Judge Edward S. Smith,
  U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (2001)

Writing Editor,
Cumberland Law Review  (2001 - 2002)

Summer Associate, Sirote and Permutt, Huntsville, Alabama

Inducted into
Curia Honoris, Cumberland School of Law


Publications

Law Review Articles

Mother Nature and the Courts: Are Sexually Reproducing Plants and Their Progeny Patentable Under the Utility
Patent Act of 1952?,
32 No. 1 CUMB. L. REV., 187, 187-231 (2001). Republished in electronic format at National
Agricultural Law Center
www.nationalaglawcenter.org

Editing  

Southeastern Lyme  Disease Workshop Proceedings. 1992.  Edward L. Snoddy, Elisa Smith Rives, Steve R. Bloemer
and Joseph C. Cooney. eds.  TVA press, Knoxville, TN.

Refereed Journals

Smith, Elisa F., P. A. Backman.  1988.  Soybean stem canker: An overview. In: Soybean Diseases of the North Central
Region
.  T. D. Wyllie, D. H. Scott eds.  APS press, St. Paul. Minn. pp. 47-55.

Smith, Elisa F., Norman D. Davis, and Paul A. Lemke. 1992.  Inhibition of aflatoxin B1 production by emetine in
stationary cultures of Aspergillus flavus.  Mycol. Res.  96 (5):  385-389.

Smith, Elisa F., P. A. Backman.  1989.  Epidemiology of soybean stem canker in the Southeastern United States:  
Relationship between time of exposure to inoculum and disease severity.  Plant Dis. 73:464-468.

Smith, Elisa F., P. A. Backman.  1988.  Soybean stem canker: An overview. In: Soybean Diseases of the North Central
Region.  T. D. Wyllie, D. H. Scott eds.  APS press, St. Paul. Minn. pp. 47 55.

Weaver, D. B., S. A. Sedham, E. F. Smith, and P. A. Backman.  1988.  Screening for resistance to stem canker in  
southern soybean. Crop Sci. 8:626 630.

Experiment Station and Other Journals

Smith, E. and P. A. Backman.  1986.  Evaluation of fungicides for the control of white mold and limb rot in peanuts.       
Fungicide and Nematicide Tests.  41:117.

Backman, P. A., M. A. Crawford, E. Smith and D. B. Weaver.  1985.  Soybean stem canker:  Infection, disease
development, and control.  Ala. Agric. Expt. Stn., Highlights Agric.  Res. 32  b (1):3.

Backman, P. A., M. A. Crawford, and Elisa Smith.  1986.  Management of stem canker with fungicides.  Proc. S.  
Soybean Disease Wkrs. 13:64. (Abstr.)
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