LL.M. Program in Agricultural and Food Law
The LL.M. Program in Agricultural and Food Law at the University of Arkansas School of Law was the first of its kind when it was founded 30 years ago. Today, it continues to lead the nation in this important area of law, connecting lawyers to our food system, from farm to plate.
We offer an expansive and fully-integrated curriculum instructed by nationally-recognized scholars and practitioners for full- and part-time students. Our LL.M. candidates are also supported by a network of over 300 alumni who provide mentoring.
Along with providing an exceptional curriculum, the University of Arkansas School of Law publishes the Journal of Food Law & Policy, is home to the nationally acclaimed Indigenous Food and Agriculture Initiative, and provides outreach opportunities such as the Food Recovery Project for its students.
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What We Offer
What Can You Do with an LL.M. Degree?
By completing the 24 credit hours required for this degree, dozens of career paths become available. The specialized expertise provided by the LL.M. Program in Agricultural and Food Law prepares students for careers in everything from policy to education.
Opportunities for program alumni are available in the federal government and at state agencies, including departments of agriculture, natural resources, and environmental quality.
Practice & Business
In practice, program alumni work in private law firms and as corporate counsel, representing farmers, food businesses, consumers, and environmental advocates. In business, alumni work in leadership and compliance.
Our alumni have worked for advocacy groups, trade associations, and non-profit organizations, serving agricultural, consumer, and environmental interests.
Alumni also pursue roles in academia, teaching at law schools, undergraduate colleges, through the extension service, and at community colleges.