Congratulations! You’ve been accepted to the UALR William H. Bowen School of Law. We looking forward to having you here for the next few years. At Bowen, you will acquire the knowledge, skills, and ethical concepts you need in order to be a competent attorney, government official, or public servant.
First, please check your status to make sure we don’t need more documentation.
No doubt you have questions about the coming months. Remember that the Admissions Office at Bowen is always available to answer those. We have assembled a list of Frequently Asked Questions that might help you with tuition questions or inquiries about housing in Little Rock. Find out when your first day of classes will be with our Academic Calendar, or learn about First Week, which is required of all new students, online too.
Many incoming students want to know what their first year of law school will look like. We’ve put together a list of the classes in the First-year Curriculum, which is determined for all 1L students. You can find books for your classes by looking at the Barnes and Noble textbook listing. The outline of our Juris Doctor program is defined in greater detail here as well. If you’d like to see the complete list of courses or the required courses, take a look at our Curriculum page. We’ve outlined our Academic Policies and how we’ll help you succeed here as well.
And while you may not be thinking about other opportunities now, Bowen has a number of outstanding clinical programs and concurrent degree offerings, including the only joint JD-Master of Public Service degree program in the world. Students can engage in moot court and trial competitions, externships, or public service and pro bono work while they’re here. You can even plan to visit other law schools or spend a summer abroad if you choose. The options are endless!
During the next three (or four) years, we will work to provide a high quality legal education equipping you with the knowledge, skills, and ethical concepts to function as competent attorneys, public officials, business persons, and other professionals and to think critically about the efficacy of the law and legal institutions and to work for their improvement.
Welcome to Bowen – public service, professionalism, and access to justice in the heart of Little Rock, Arkansas’s capital city!