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. Our network of over 300 alumni provide support to our Program and mentoring to our candidates.

The University of Arkansas School of Law publishes 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 & 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 attend at low in-state Arkansas tuition rates. For more information, contact us, download our 2018 Flyer and visit the agfoodllm blog.



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Faculty Profile

Faculty Profile

Susan SchneiderProfessor 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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Academic Programs

[LL.M. Program]

LL.M. Program

For students seeking a Master of Law in Agricultural & Food Law

[Non-degree Seeking]

Non-Degree Seeking Students

For students seeking individual courses in Agricultural & Food Law

[Dual Degree Program]

Dual Degree Program

For students seeking a Master of Law in Agricultural & Food Law and a Master of Science in Agricultural Economics

[9hour program]

9-Hour Program

For University of Arkansas 3Ls seeking a Master of Law in Agricultural & Food Law



Careers in Agricultural & Food Law

[Policy Careers]

Policy

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.

[Practice]

Practice

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.

[Advocacy]

Advocacy

Our alumni have worked for advocacy groups, trade associations, and non-profit organizations, serving agricultural, consumer, and environmental interests.

[Education]

Education

And, our alumni have been found in academia, teaching at law schools, undergraduate colleges, through the extension service, and at community colleges

The LL.M. Program maintains a blog that lists job opportunities for professional positions involved with agriculture or food law and policy. Additional information about agricultural law activities and careers can be found on our blog at agfoodllm.com.