Sunday, May 1, 2016

Announcement: Graduate Assistantship Opportunities


The LL.M. Program in Agricultural & Food Law continues to accept applications for Fall 2016, with a few places remaining in our face-to-face and distance tracks, for full or part-time enrollment. With an expanded curriculum and a deep base of alumni relationships, our Program prepares attorneys for a career in agricultural and food law. Visit our website and our blog for additional information.

We have several Graduate Assistantships (GAs) to award. GAs are only available to full time LL.M. candidates who enroll in our face-to-face program. These GAs provide for a full tuition waiver plus a $5,000 stipend per semester in exchange for part-time work designed to enhance their education and build their professional reputation. While awards may shift to accommodate the expertise of applicants, GA placements are likely to include:

  • An opportunity to work with Accelerated JD candidates from foreign jurisdictions, assisting them with their transition to a U.S. law school setting;  
  • An opportunity to teach a Pre-Law Political Science class that introduces undergraduates to basic elements of our legal system and encourages them to explore a legal education;
  • An opportunity to teach an Upper Level Legal Writing class that focuses on Civil Pre-Trial documents (opportunity limited to attorneys with practice experience and/or LRW teaching experience);

Interested attorneys and graduating 3Ls should complete the LL.M. application and indicate their interest in one or more of the GA opportunities.  Awards are highly competitive. Candidates that are already admitted to the Program will be considered along with new applicants that are admitted, and we hope to make most awards within the next month.  New opportunities may arise over the summer. Contact us for additional information at LLM@uark.edu or call (479) 575-3706.

It is always the goal of the LL.M. Program to attract candidates that reflect the rich racial, cultural, ethnic, and geographic diversity of a global food system, expanding the reach and resources to all who seek to promote food justice.


The University of Arkansas is committed to the policy of providing educational opportunities to all
qualified students regardless of their economic or social status and will not discriminate on the
basis of disability, race, color, sex, creed, veteran’s status, age, marital or parental status, sexual
orientation, or national origin. 

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