The LL.M. Program in Agricultural and Food Law welcomes applications from qualified applicants throughout the world. There is no application fee, and each application is reviewed carefully by the law school’s Graduate Legal Studies Committee. Applications are accepted year-round with a rolling admissions policy. Most candidates begin their studies in the Fall.

Basic Eligibility Requirements

  • Applicants must have earned a J.D. or LL.B. degree from a fully accredited law school in the U.S. or earned a J.D., LL.B. or a substantially equivalent degree from a fully accredited school in another country
  • An applicant who has earned a J.D. or LL.B. degree from a law school in the U.S. that is not fully accredited, but who is admitted to practice law in at least one jurisdiction, may be admitted upon the approval of the Graduate Legal Studies Committee
  • International students whose native language is not English must meet the English proficiency requirements for international admission set by the University of Arkansas Graduate School

A completed application requires:

  • Application form
  • Resume or CV
  • Statement of Interest
  • Official copies of transcripts from all post-secondary educational institutions attended (sent directly from the institution to the LL.M. Program)
  • One letter of recommendation (two in the case of international students) (sent directly from the reference to the LL.M. Program)

Admissions decisions are made by the Graduate Legal Studies Committee based on past academic performance, professional experience, and a demonstrated interest in agricultural and food law studies. The Committee seeks to admit candidates that will be successful in earning their LL.M. degree. See Frequently Asked Questions Regarding Admissions for additional information regarding the application process.

Additional information and instructions are provided on the application forms:

Download the Domestic Application Form & Instructions

Download the International Application Form & Instructions

Application documents should be submitted to or by mail to:

LL.M. Program in Agricultural and Food Law
University of Arkansas School of Law
1045 West Maple St.
Fayetteville, AR 72701

For questions, you may reach us by phone at (479) 575-3706 or by email to

The University of Arkansas is committed to the policy of providing educational opportunities to all qualified students regardless of their economic or social status and will not discriminate on the basis of disability, race, color, sex, creed, veteran's status, age, marital or parental status, sexual orientation or national origin.