Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Join the LL.M. Class - Fall 2017

The LL.M. Program in Agricultural & Food Law continues to accept applications for Fall 2017, 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 network of alumni mentors to help with job placement, our Program prepares attorneys for a career in agricultural and food law.

We have several Graduate Assistantships (GAs) to award to full time LL.M. candidates in our face-to-face program. These GAs provide for a full tuition waiver, health insurance (60% paid), and $5,000 stipend per semester in exchange for part-time work designed to build their professional reputation. GAs are still able to participate as full-time LL.M. candidates, with the degree anticipated in May 2018.

While awards may shift to accommodate the expertise of applicants, GA placements include:

  • An opportunity to advise and mentor the editorial boards for the three JD student-edited Journals, providing special counsel to the Journal of Food Law & Policy (law review or journal experience and an interest in scholarship required);
  • An opportunity to work with a small number Accelerated JD candidates who are attorneys licensed in foreign jurisdictions, assisting them with their transition to a U.S. law school setting
  • An opportunity to assist with a new pro bono initiative at the law school.

We are located in Fayetteville, Arkansas, a progressive college-town frequently recognized as one of the best places to live in the U.S. Most of our LL.M. students are from out-of-state; our alumni are from 40 different states and 18 different countries.

Interested attorneys and graduating 3Ls should complete the LL.M. application and indicate their interest in one or more of the GA opportunities. 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 our global food system.



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