The LL.M. Program in Agricultural & Food Law at the University of Arkansas School of Law is accepting applications for the 2014-15 academic year. A limited number of graduate assistantships are available each year. This Program provides a unique opportunity for attorneys to develop expertise through an integrated study of agricultural and food law.
In addition to their signature small-class experience in Fayetteville, the program has applied for approval to offer a new distance degree option beginning with the Fall 2014 semester. This option is being designed to accommodate a small number of experienced attorneys who cannot move to Fayetteville, but who would enhance our network of students and alumni.
Their unique curriculum attracts attorneys from throughout the United States and the world. From traditional farming and ranching to urban agriculture, from agribusiness to farmers markets, we consider consumer, producer, and processor perspectives. The program studies the law and policy that shapes our food system.
Recognizing that a food system should reflect the diversity and the culture of the people it serves, the program also has outreach to under-represented groups in agriculture. The Indigenous Food and Agriculture Initiative at Arkansas is the nation’s first law school initiative focusing on tribal food systems, agriculture, and community sustainability.