National Jurist Honors Bowen with Best Value Listing

The UALR William H. Bowen School of Law has been named to National Jurist magazine’s list of Best Value Law Schools for 2012.

Schools throughout the United States were recognized for their achievements on several key benchmarks. Among the items the magazine rankings take into account are in-state tuition, debt and the percent of graduates employed nine months after graduation, in addition to bar passage.

According to the article, more detailed employment data than delivered in the past influenced a “shake up” of the best value rankings.

The Best Value Law School ranking, which is published in a widely read publication targeted at students interested in attending law schools, shows that Bowen students receive the best legal education available at a highly competitive price.

“In general, our students are able to enter the job market with less debt, and this fact enables them to take positions they are interested in but might not take if they had more student loans,” said Interim Dean Paula Casey. “We know this opens up opportunities they would not normally be able to consider – like public service or working with underserved populations.”

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