University of Arkansas Law School

General Info

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The University of Arkansas School of Law was established in 1924 at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville, Arkansas. The founder and first dean was Julian S. Waterman, alumni of the University of Chicago Law School. The School of Law is public and offers Juris Doctorate degrees, as well as Master of Law (L.L.M) degrees, including the only national LLM program for agricultural law. Presently, the law school has approximately 445 students.

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Arkansas Law School Admissions

Arkansas Law School is considered a Somewhat Competitive law school, which accepts only 67% of its applicants. Comparatively, Arkansas Fayetteville is Lower than the average cost for law school.

Applications Offers Matriculated
Class of 2027 521 349 (66.99%) 121 (23.2%)
25% Median 75%
GPA 3.06 3.37 3.66
LSAT 151 154 159

Tuition And Financial Aid

In-State Resident Non-Resident
Full Time $15,224 $31,443
Part Time N/A N/A

Living Expenses

  • Living on-campus: $17,038
  • Living off-campus: $17,038
  • Living at home: $17,038

Important Dates

  • Early Decision 1: N/A
  • Early Decision 2: N/A
  • Regular Decision: N/A
  • Application Fee: N/A

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Arkansas Law School Community

Arkansas Law School is considered to have a Favorable student to faculty ratio. The average class size for 1L sections is approximately Above Average compared to other law schools. Student diversity at Arkansas Fayetteville is Below Average.

Student body

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Faculty Statistics

  • Full Time: 30
  • Part Time: 29


  • # Female Faculty: 35
  • # Minority Faculty: 9


11.7 Students

1 Faculty

Housing Options

  • On Campus Housing: Yes
  • Graduate Housing: Yes
  • Law Specific Housing: No

Arkansas Law School Curriculum

The size of 1L sections affects the quality and consistency of teaching in law schools. Generally with smaller 1L section sizes, students receive more individualized attention. Arkansas Law School 1L section size is 11% larger than law schools in Arkansas and 13% smaller than all PUBLIC law schools.

1L Section Size Comparison

Arkansas Law School: 117
Arkansas Average: 104
PUBLIC School Average: 132

Positions Available in Advanced Courses

  • Simulation Courses: 195
  • Faculty Supervised Clinics: 80

Students Involved in Advanced Activities

  • Field Placements: 128
  • Law Journals: 71
  • Moot Court/Mock Trials: 0

Attrition Rates

  • First Year: 5.7%
  • Second Year: 0.9%
  • Third Year: 0.0%
  • Fourth Year: 0.0%

Arkansas Law School Employment

Deciding to attend law school requires a large financial investment with the goal of securing employment upon graduation. The Arkansas Law School class of 2022 had an employment rate of 89% with 4% pursuing an additional degree.

Employment Comparison

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In 2022, 88.3%% of students reported their employment status 9-months after graduation.

Type of Employment

  • Law Firms: 46.0%
  • Business: 26.0%
  • Government: 17.0%
  • Public Interest: 4.0%
  • Academia: 3.0%
  • Arkansas: 63%
  • Texas: 6%
  • Missouri: 5%

Bar Passage Rates

  • Reporting: 88.3%
  • First Time Takers: 120
  • Average School: 76.4%
  • Average State: 76.5%
  • Pass Difference: N/A

Top Bar Jurisdiction

  • Arkansas: 75.6%
  • Passed: 60 of 82 (73.2%)
  • State Average: 76.5%
  • Difference: -2.4%