Diversity

Students in class

At Bowen, we see our role as legal educators in both academic and social contexts.  The all-encompassing scope of the law confers upon us a duty to our students and society as a whole.  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.  Our students, faculty, administration and staff come from an array of ethnic, academic, socioeconomic, and geographic backgrounds.  They bring unique experiences and insights to Bowen and, in the process, enhance your academic and social experience.

  • Bowen was named a Top Law School for Black Students in the Southern Region by On Being a Black Lawyer.
  • Bowen was also named a Top 5 Regional Law School for Latina/o Students by Latina/o Students’ Guide to Law Schools
  • Students of color made up about 23 percent of the 2015 entering class.  The class also represented 14 states, 46 different undergraduate institutions and was comprised of students who ranged in age from 18 to 51.
  • Student organizations at Bowen reflect the diversity of the students themselves.  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 faculty are a diverse group of scholars, practitioners, and teachers.  Women make up over half of the full-time faculty.  People of color make up about 25 percent of the full-time faculty