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 more than 20 countries, the School of Law has been named among the "Best Values in Legal Education" by National Jurist magazine since 2011 and is among the top 48 public law schools, according to U.S. News and World Report.
School of Law Calendar
- Fall Break
- Nov. 23-24
- Thanksgiving Break
- Nov. 25-27
- Final Exams
- Dec. 1-18 (TBD)
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.
In December 2019, when the Class of 2020 chose Taylor Farr to present their “Greetings on Behalf of the Graduates” as part of their May 16 Commencement Ceremony, no class member could imagine the havoc a global pandemic would impose on their final semester of law school and their graduation celebration.
The enduring and comprehensive career of Katherine Shurlds (J.D. ’94) is the confluence of life-long passions, influences and experiences. Although primarily a practically-seasoned professor of journalism, with a flair for the dramatic, Shurlds also enjoyed the experience of earning a degree at the University of Arkansas School of Law.
Professor Woods is a criminologist and legal scholar at the University of Arkansas School of Law. His scholarship focuses on the regulation of law enforcement, criminal justice issues affecting LGBTQ populations, and the legal regulation of youth in family and child welfare contexts.