The LL.M. Program in Agricultural & Food Law is one of the most affordable LL.M. opportunities available.
For 2014-15, LL.M. tuition for Arkansas residents will be $542.40 per credit hour. Non-resident LL.M. tuition will be $1,189.08 per credit hour. Most LL.M. classes are one or two credits. Students only pay for the credits that they take each semester.
For students completing the LL.M. program full time (24 credits) during the 2014-15 academic year, the total tuition cost will be $13,017.60 for Arkansas residents and $28,537.92 for non-residents of the state.
,p>The University assesses additional fees on a per credit basis.
Visit the UA Treasurer’s website to estimate your tuition and fees.
The Graduate School at the University of Arkansas and the School of Law provide for a limited number of Graduate Assistantships (GA) for exceptional LL.M. candidates. These assistantships provide for a full tuition waiver plus a stipend of $3,000 per semester in exchange for the candidate’s work in a variety of legal and teaching capacities. Competition for the Graduate Assistantship positions is high, and the awards are primarily merit-based, although special consideration may also be given to particularly well qualified international candidates.
Graduate Assistantships awards are made after a candidate has been admitted to the LL.M. Program.
The number of GAs available each year is subject to change based on funding and work needs. The 2013-14 LL.M. Program was fortunate to receive funding for nine GAs. Two experienced attorneys received GA awards to teach Legal Research and Writing in the J.D. Program. Another co-teaches an Interviewing, Counseling, and Negotiating class taught by the Associate Dean. Two GAs work with the law school’s Indigenous Food and Agriculture Initiative. Professor Kelley and Professor Schneider each have a dedicated GA for research assistance. One GA works with the University’s Office for Sustainability on food recovery issues. And, the Marler Clark law firm funded the Marler Clark Graduate Assistant position for the fourth consecutive year.
The number of GAs and the work assignments available change on an annual basis.
There are two dedicated scholarship programs associated with the LL.M. Program:
The Leland Leatherman Scholarship is awarded to an LL.M. candidate with interests in agricultural cooperative law. This scholarship was funded by the Arkansas Electric Cooperatives Corporation to honor Mr. Leatherman’s groundbreaking work with agricultural cooperatives.
The Donald B. Pedersen Scholarship, designated to honor former Professor of Law and Director of the LL.M. Program, is awarded to an LL.M. candidate based on academic excellence.
More information on funding and scholarship opportunities for international students can be found on the Resources for International Students page. →