LL.M. in Agricultural and Food Law
The first advanced law degree in agricultural and food law was founded at the University of Arkansas School of Law more than 30 years ago. Since that time, the LL.M. Program in Agricultural and Food Law has led the nation in this important area of law, connecting lawyers to our food system, from farm to plate.
With an expansive curriculum of courses designed specifically for our LL.M. candidates, we offer the best in specialized education. Our professors are nationally recognized scholars and practitioners. Only 24 credits are needed for the degree. Our network of over 300 alumni provide support to our Program and mentoring to our candidates.
The University of Arkansas School of Law publishes the Journal of Food Law & Policy, the nation’s first student-edited food policy journal. It is also home to the nationally acclaimed Indigenous Food and Agriculture Initiative, an outreach effort that assists tribes across the country. The Food Recovery Project, food law and policy practicums, and externships provide additional outreach.
Students participate in-person in beautiful Fayetteville, Arkansas or by distance. Live-stream video-conferences, flipped classes, recorded lectures and guided online study provide a fully integrated course of study, full- or part-time.
A limited number of graduate assistantships are available to students on campus. Distance students enroll at low in-state Arkansas tuition rates. For more information, contact us, download our brochure and visit the agfoodllm blog.
Make a donation to our Alumni Sponsored Graduate Assistantship as a means to recruit the best and brightest to study with us in Fayetteville as part of our on-campus program.
Professor Susan Schneider teaches agricultural and food law courses and serves as the Director of the School of Law's unique advanced degree program, the LL.M. Program in Agricultural & Food Law. Professor Schneider's private practice and advocacy work in agricultural law includes positions with firms in Arkansas, Minnesota, North Dakota, and Washington, D.C. She is a past president of the American Agricultural Law Association (AALA) and a two-term board member.
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Careers in Agricultural & Food Law
Many of our alumni have been employed by the federal government, working for agencies and as advisors to members of Congress. State agencies including departments of agriculture, natural resources, and environmental quality as well as attorney general’s offices have also employed our graduates.
In practice, Agricultural Law Program alumni have worked both in private law firms (with small, mid-size and large firms) and as corporate counsel to agribusiness.
Our alumni have worked for advocacy groups, trade associations, and non-profit organizations, serving agricultural, consumer, and environmental interests.
And, our alumni have been found in academia, teaching at law schools, undergraduate colleges, through the extension service, and at community colleges