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The faculty has adopted the following as the learning outcomes expected as a result of our J.D. program:
- 1. Our graduates will have an understanding of their ethical responsibilities.
- Graduates should demonstrate a fundamental understanding of the ethical responsibilities of an attorney as a client representative, officer of the court, and member of society.
- 2. Our graduates will understand the law.
- Graduates should demonstrate a fundamental understanding of the basic elements of substantive law, procedure, and legal theory.
- 3. Our graduates will be able to communicate the law.
- Graduates should demonstrate effective oral and written communication skills in the context of predictive, persuasive, and prescriptive application of the law.
- 4. Our graduates will be able to use the law.
- Graduates should demonstrate a reasonable array of legal practice skills, including the ability to conduct legal research, to engage in problem solving, to interact with clients, and to advocate on their behalf.
- 5. Our graduates will be professionals.
- Graduates should demonstrate professionalism by conducting themselves in a professional manner, including by participating in opportunities to increase their professional knowledge and skills.
Tuition, Fees, Living Costs, Financial Aid, and Refunds
Required coursework and other J.D. program requirements can be found in the School of Law Catalog. You can also view a list of the courses offered in the past three years.
Informational and Library Resources
Young Law Library resources can also be found in the Young Law Library section of this website.
The School of Law is housed in a 136,750 square foot building in the heart of the University of Arkansas campus in Fayetteville. The building recently underwent a major renovation and was more than doubled in size. The modern addition to the building received a Merit Award for design from the Arkansas Chapter of the American Institute of Architects.
Among the features of the law school building is the 203-seat E.J. Ball Courtroom, which has hosted distinguished visitors such as the Arkansas Supreme Court, the 8th Circuit Court of Appeals, former Supreme Commander of NATO Wesley Clark, and former U.S. Presidents George H.W. Bush and Bill Clinton. There is wireless internet connectivity throughout the building, and the Young Law Library has its own gourmet espresso shop.
The building surrounds the Richard B. Atkinson Memorial Courtyard, a quiet sanctuary for faculty and students that is filled with sculpture by presidential Medal of Arts recipient Jesus Moroles.
The University of Arkansas School of Law is accredited by the American Bar Association Council of the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar.
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