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

Last Day of Classes
April 23, 2021
Law School Final Exams
April 26–May 7, 2021
Law School Commencement
May 8, 2021

#UARKLaw INSIGHTS

How Pro Bono Work Benefits Our Students

Pro bono work comes in many shapes and sizes. In the 2019-2020 school year alone, University of Arkansas School of Law students provided over 1,800 hours of free services to a large and diverse swath of community organizations. After engaging with their communities, it’s little surprise many of the students develop a lifelong passion for pro bono work.

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Academic Programs


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J.D. Program

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.

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LL.M. Program in Food & Agricultural Law

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.



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    SPOTLIGHT


    Student Spotlight: Lexi Acello

    Student Spotlight

    Lexi Acello

    Alexis “Lexi” Acello has a passion for helping others. That passion led the 3L to the University of Arkansas School of Law and placed her on a path to become the school’s 2020-21 Pro Bono Fellow, a title that recognizes and supports students committed to pro bono service.

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    Katherine Shurlds

    Alumni Spotlight

    Katherine Shurlds

    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.

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    Prof. Jordan Blair Woods

    Scholar Spotlight

    Professor Jordan Blair Woods

    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.

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