The University of Arkansas School of Law prepares students for success through a challenging curriculum taught by nationally recognized faculty, unique service opportunities and a close-knit community that puts students first. With alumni in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, two territories and 20 countries, it has been ranked among the top 10 "Values in Legal Education" by the National Jurist magazine for three consecutive years and is among the top 46 public law schools, according to U.S. News and World Report.
Nance Appointed Inaugural Director of Pro Bono and Community Engagement
Stacy Leeds, dean of the University of Arkansas School of Law, has appointed Cynthia A. Nance, dean emeritus and the Nathan G. Gordon Professor of Law, as the first director of pro bono and community engagement.
"There's simply no person better matched for this leadership role than Dean Nance," Leeds said. "Her national stature as a leader in legal education and her demonstrated commitment to access to justice and community engagement make her perfect for this position as we solidify our institutional support of service."
Established in 1924, the school prepares students for success through a challenging curriculum taught by nationally recognized faculty. The program has produced alumni in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, two territories and 20 countries with successful careers in the legal profession as well as other fields.
The first advanced law degree in agricultural and food law was founded here more than 30 years ago. The LL.M. program was also the first to offer a fully integrated opportunity for face-to-face and distance education options. With its support, the School of Law publishes the nation’s first student-edited specialized journal devoted to food law and policy issues and sustains outreach efforts that connect academic scholarship with critical legal and policy issues.
Up to 10 graduates of foreign law schools are accepted to this program each year. Qualified applicants may receive up to 30 hours of credit for completion of a degree from an accredited law school that would qualify them to practice law in the country where the degree was conferred. Graduation will satisfy the degree requirement for eligibility to sit for the bar examination in any state in the U.S.
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