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 four consecutive years and is among the top 46 public law schools, according to U.S. News and World Report.
School of Law Moves Up in National Rankings
The University of Arkansas School of Law ranked in the top tier of law schools for the ninth consecutive year in U.S. News & World Report rankings. It is now No. 42 among public law schools and No. 77 overall, which is up four and nine spots, respectively, from the 2017 U.S. News rankings. The school also is ranked sixth in U.S. News’ list of lowest average law school debt and fifth nationally in The National Jurist and preLaw magazines’ list of the best values in legal education.
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.
News & Events
University of Arkansas School of Law third-year student Elise Holman found a way to combine her legal studies and love of journalism into an externship that took the law school to the greater university community and beyond.
Even as an undergraduate, Karen Roberts (J.D. '95) just knew she wanted to be an attorney and practice at a law firm. Twenty years later, she is general counsel and executive vice president of Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.
Professor Clowney recently published “Can Property Principles Save International Law?” on Jotwell.com. The April 18 article reviews “A Market for Sovereign Control,” by Joseph Blocher and G. Mitu Gulati