Last week marked “First Week” at the UA Little Rock William H. Bowen School of Law. This extra week of law school is designed to transition the law school’s new students to the rigors of law school. The week includes activities and classes meant to allow students to get accustomed to law school and to get better acquainted with each other.
This year’s students have come to Bowen from 50 different colleges and universities and represent 41 different undergraduate majors. Many have studied abroad, and over 30% are first generation college students.
This year’s incoming class totals 142 students, 98 in the full-time division and 44 in the part-time division. With a 31% increase in applications, this year has been one of the most competitive in recent history.
“We’re thrilled to have each and every student at Bowen,” said Bowen Dean John DiPippa. “The large increase in applicants and the academic strength of the students is a direct reflection of the hard work of faculty, educational staff, and current students.”