University of Arkansas School of Law, Fayetteville

University of Arkansas School of Law, Fayetteville

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There is a lot more to the University of Arkansas School of Law, Fayetteville than being the school where Bill and Hillary Clinton were on our faculty. To start with, its one of the best value law schools in the nation.

“We’re proud of the fact that, as a public law school, we provide students with an affordable legal education while maintaining an excellent, rigorous curriculum taught by world class scholars,” said Dean Margaret Sova McCabe.

The school has been ranked among the top 10 "Best Values in Legal Education" by National Jurist for five consecutive years and was recently added to the list of “Best Schools for Public Service.” 

Located in Fayetteville, on the flagship campus of the University of Arkansas System, law students have access to all of the amenities associated with a large university community. Fayetteville and the Northwest Arkansas region are often recognized for the visual and performing arts and entertainment scene, local food movement, outdoor recreation activities, and natural beauty. There are also corporate opportunities, with Walmart and Tyson headquarters nearby. Many students, even those interested in other topics, take externships with these companies.

The curriculum incudes certificate programs in criminal law and business law, seven clinical programs, nine externship programs, skills classes, summer courses and study abroad programs in Russia and England. The school is a big supporter of global opportunities. Many students study or work outside the U.S. in order to expand their legal and cultural repertoire.

Student organizations provide an added sense of community and opportunities for community service. Students are encouraged to participate in the school’s journals and a robust advocacy program. More than 40 percent of the student body participates in mock trials, moot court and client advocacy competitions. Various events encourage networking with faculty and the local legal community.


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75th Percentile1573.71
25th Percentile1513.19
Financial Profile
Tuition Part-time
Living Expenses
Median grant$8000
Percent receiving grants52.00%
Estimated net tuition
Employment & Bar Exam Profile
Post-grad employment 90.20%
NJ Employment81.32
Bar Passage84.31%
Academic Profile
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