The UALR William H. Bowen School of Law student body is a wonderfully diverse group â€“ engaged in the classroom and active outside it. We offer the chance to engage in over 30 student organizations. Our students bring a range of life experience and socioeconomic backgrounds as well. Bowen is a vibrant community where students embrace their collective diversity while appreciating common goals in the quest for access to justice, professionalism, and public service.
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Bowen is committed to academic success for each of its students. We have demonstrated our commitment by creating an academic support program to promote students’ academic success.
Academic Support begins before your first class session. In the week prior to law school, first-year students participate in an orientation program composed of practice class sessions, workshops, and panel discussions offering practical advice on getting through law school. You will be placed in small groups under the leadership of second and third year law students who will serve as mentors. These mentoring groups will meet throughout the first semester and reinforce the principles of the academic success program. There will also be workshops during the first year that will focus on various aspects of academic success. Finally, students encountering academic challenges after the first semester are assigned mentors on a one-on-one basis to assist them with improving their study skills.
The Law Schoolâ€™s commitment to academic success continues with academic advising throughout law schoolâ€”the Assistant Dean for Student Affairs meets individually with students to develop study plans for those who feel overwhelmed, to advise students in developing course outlines and preparing for exams, and to offer guidance to students selecting from the array of course offerings so that students will excel in their selected area of practice.