Applicants for admission to the LL.M. Program in Agricultural & Food Law must have earned a J.D. or LL.B. degree from a fully accredited school in the United States or be admitted to a bar. Attorneys who have graduated from a law school in another country may be admitted upon the approval of the Graduate Legal Studies Committee.
All applicants should demonstrate academic excellence coupled with an interest in agricultural law or food law issues. A law school grade-point average of 2.50 or higher on a 4.00 scale is required; 3.00 or higher is preferred.
The following information is required for a complete application from a domestic applicant:
- A completed application form;
- An admission statement or letter explaining the reasons why the applicant seeks to be admitted and demonstrating an interest in agricultural and/or food law;
- Official copies of transcripts from all post-secondary educational institutions attended (these must be sent from the school, directly to the Director of the LL.M. program);
- At least one letter of recommendation (two in the case of international students) from an individual who can attest to the applicant’s academic and professional abilities (this should be sent directly to the Director of the LL.M. Program).
- A writing sample is optional, but will be considered if submitted.
International candidates should refer to the application requirements as explained on the application form that can be downloaded below.
Candidates should specify their primary means of intended participation as distance or face to face within the admission statement.
The University of Arkansas School of Law’s Graduate Legal Studies Committee will make all admissions decisions and may in some cases place conditions on a candidate’s admission.
Application cycles begin October 15th for admission to the following years class. The Program has a rolling admissions policy, and applications will continue to be accepted until all candidate positions are filled.