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New Opportunities to Take LL.M. Classes

We are pleased to report that our distance education capability now allows us to admit a limited number of special non-degree participants to our classes. J.D. students from other law schools, practicing attorneys and other law professionals, and graduate students in related fields can now apply to take LL.M. classes for non-degree credit. Regular Arkansas tuition applies, and in many instances the credits can be transferred back to the student's home program or presented for state CLE credit. Contact LL.M. Program Administrator Sarah Hiatt at for more information.

Distinguished Guests Visit LL.M. Program

We are grateful to the alumni and friends who have presented to the LL.M. class in recent weeks. In addition to the guests we referenced last month, we'd like to thank:
  • LL.M. alumnus, practicing attorney, and Visiting Professor Allen Olson; Allen came to Fayetteville to teach our Farm Programs class.
  • Martha Noble, another member of our LL.M. community, and the former Senior Policy advisor for the National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition; Martha delivered two lectures on Agricultural Biotechnology & the Law. 
  • Adjunct LL.M. Professor, alumnus, and practicing attorney Vince Chadick; Vince presented two lectures on Livestock & Anti-Trust Regulations.
  • Professor Sam Halabi, Associate Professor at the University of Tulsa College of Law and noted scholar in national and global health law; Professor Halabi presented to our Food Law & Policy class on the international food law standards, Codex Alimentarius.

EPA Gives UA the University Achievement Award for Food Recovery Work 

The efforts of the law school's  Food Recovery Project were recognized recently when the University of Arkansas received a 2013 Achievement Award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in connection with the EPA Food Recovery Challenge. The Office of Sustainability, the School of Social Work and the Department of Political Science continue to work in collaboration with the law school's Food Recovery Project to to promote sustainable food waste management practices in Arkansas. The EPA praised the university for its tenacity in confronting and conquering barriers to food recovery, its practical effectiveness in implementing food recovery on campus, its leadership in modeling and facilitating food recovery engagement, and its collaborations with area food businesses to promote sustainable food waste management practices in Arkansas.
Applications are now being accepted for admission to the LL.M. Program as a degree candidate starting in Fall 2015. Visit our webpage for application information

The University of Arkansas School of Law is a nationally recognized leader in agricultural and food law education and outreach. It is home to the
 USDA Deputy Under-Secretary for Natural Resources & the Environment, Butch Blazer joined the LL.M. Candidates for an informal discussion during his visit to campus as a guest of the Indigenous Food & Agriculture Initiative. Butch was on campus to lead a session on Climate Change, Conservation, and Career Opportunities at USDA.   
For more information about the LL.M. Program, visit our website.  In addition, the agfoodllm blog provides news about Program events and our alumni. We're @aglawllm on Twitter and at Graduate Program in Agricultural and Food Law on Facebook.
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