At Bowen, we see our role as legal educators in both academic and social contexts.Â The all-encompassing scope of the law confers upon us a duty to our students and society as a whole.Â Thus, we must make every effort to foster diversity in the people who make up our community, as well as the courses and experiences that make up our curriculum.
The diversity of our community reflects that commitment.Â Our students, faculty, administration and staff come from an array of ethnic, academic, socioeconomic, and geographic backgrounds.Â They bring unique experiences and insights to Bowen and, in the process, enhance the academic and social discourse within our institution.
- Bowen ranks in the top quartile of law schools in ethnic diversity.Â Students of color made up about 30 percent of the 2007 entering class.Â The class represented 18 states, the District of Columbia, and 3 foreign countries.
- Student organizations at Bowen reflect the diversity of the students themselves.Â Affinity groups such as the Arkansas Association of Women Lawyers, the Black Law Students Association, the Hispanic Law Students Association and Bowen Lambda are active parts of the Bowen community.
- The Bowen faculty is a diverse group of scholars, practitioners, and teachers.Â Women make up almost two-thirds of the faculty.Â People of color make up about 30 percent.
It is critical for law students to be exposed to broad subject areas.Â Thus, diverse course offerings are a hallmark of the Bowen curriculum.Â In our legal clinics, students gain practical legal experience in a wide range of areas of law.