The UALR William H. Bowen School of Law is truly one of the finest law facilities in the nation. Originally constructed in the 1930s to house the state’s medical school, the six-story building was completely renovated in 1992 to create modern law classrooms and courtrooms while preserving the traditional brick exterior. The classrooms and courtrooms contain the latest technology, and the entire campus has wireless access. Bowen’s state-of-the-art technology makes it easy to bring the entire legal world into the classroom.
Bowen is located on the southeastern edge of downtown Little Rock, overlooking historic MacArthur Park and the recently expanded Arkansas Arts Center. The school retains all the benefits of being associated with a state university system, but sits six miles from the UALR main campus. Our downtown location provides working students with easy access to the State Capitol, state government buildings, and the numerous Arkansas law firms clustered in Little Rock.
The spacious law school facility contains over 150,000 square feet and is fully accessible to those with disabilities. Attorneys and judges are often present in our halls on their way to meetings, the law library, or the various seminars and continuing education courses offered here.
The library has a four-story atrium and reading room. In addition to its print collection, it contains a substantial audio/video collection as well as access to a wide variety of online databases. Two computer labs, private study carrels, and group study rooms are available for our students.
All students have their own mailboxes and e-mail accounts; lockers are available for rent from the Student Bar Association. Several indoor and outdoor balconies and lounges provide students ample space for studying and relaxing.
The large legal clinic area includes a client waiting room, a children’s playroom, client interview rooms, classrooms, student work carrels with computers, and meeting rooms.
The school houses its own bookstore so that students can find materials they need right on campus, such as books, study aids, food, T-shirts, and novelty items. Bowen has a large parking area on site.
The Bowen School of Law’s design offers an academic environment equipped to ensure student success.