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Bowen School alums have strong successes

Submitted by Ryan P.C. McQuen on October 7, 2010 – 3:19 pmNo Comment

Jeff LaVicka, 40, a 2002 graduate of UALR William H. Bowen School of Law took the bench August 30, as an administrative law judge for Morgantown, Va.

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LaVicka will be presiding over social security cases in Morgantown. According to postcrescent.com, LaVicka is the youngest in his class to receive a lifetime appointment to the federal bench. UALR’s website explains the process for LaVicka lasted a year and consisted of a 40-page application, and hearings in front of a panel in Washington.

John DiPippa, dean of the Bowen Law School, said LaVicka was a “model law student,” but “still retained the humble and approachable personality he had the day he entered law school.” DiPippa said that LaVicka was one of the school’s “real stars” and even “rode his bike to school every day.” DiPippa said that another recent graduate, Joe Volpe, was just appointed as a U.S. Magistrate.

The Bowen Law School was established in 1974 and currently has 490 full and part time students.

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