Poverty Program Places Bowen 1L in the Delta

Lindsay Kuehn of Minneapolis has been selected as one of the first summer interns in UALR’s Shepherd Poverty Studies Program, according to program director Dr. David Sink.

Kuehn, who just finished her first year at Bowen, will work at Legal Aid of Arkansas in Helena. She is enrolled in the current Juris Doctor/Master of Public Service degree program offered by the Bowen School and the Clinton School of Public Service.

Bowen is one of the few graduate schools participating in the Shepherd Higher Education Consortium on Poverty at Washington and Lee University in Lexington, Va.

Professor Kelly Terry, director of externship programs, said UALR is among 13 consortium universities which are mostly located in the eastern United States. Other member institutions include Baylor University, Berea College, Spelman College, the University of Notre Dame, Furman University, and Virginia Military Institute.

The consortium integrates rigorous academic study and focuses direct service to disadvantaged communities and persons and supplements and enriches the education of undergraduate and law students in all majors and career paths. The intent of the program is to prepare students for lives aimed at diminishing poverty and enhancing human capability through professional and civic efforts.

The program’s summer interns from across the country will convene in Little Rock in August to report on their experiences.

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