Sunday, June 08, 2014

Graduate Assistantships in Agricultural & Food Law

From the LL.M. Program in Agricultural & Food Law:

I am pleased to announce that we have received additional funding for several new graduate assistantships for the LL.M. Program in Agricultural & Food Law at the University of Arkansas School of Law for the 2014-15 academic year.  These graduate assistantships provide for a full tuition waiver for the 9 month program plus a stipend of $3,000 per semester.  GAs agree to assist with research and projects part-time (usually about 10 hours per week during the semester), gaining valuable experience beyond the classroom.

For over thirty years, we have been educating attorneys in the specialized laws that apply to agriculture, and for the last ten years, we have integrated the study of food law into our curriculum.  We provide a unique opportunity to consider all aspects of our food system -  from traditional farming and ranching to urban agriculture, from agribusiness to farmers markets, from farm subsidies to food assistance, literally from the farm to the table.  We consider consumer, producer, processor, and retailer perspectives.

Our alumni have done well with job placement.  A listing of positions accepted by our recent graduates can be found on our agfoodllm blog.  And, we are proud to have a number of our alumni serving in leadership positions at the USDA. Additional information about our Program and our alumni is available on the blog.

Beginning this fall, the Program includes a new distance option that allows attorneys to attend classes via their desktop computer or tablet, with a complete integration of distance and face-to-face classes. Graduate Assistantships, however, are limited to students who attend face-to-face.

As most of our class is already in place, interested students should contact us ASAP to apply. Competition for the GA positions may be high.  The LL.M. office can be reached at (479) 575-3706; or you can email me ( or email Sarah Hiatt at

Susan Schneider


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