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This link will direct you to the main UALR Development Office.  This form will allow you to choose “William H. Bowen School of Law” under the gift designation section.  These funds will be deposited into the Bowen Annual Fund- the law school’s general purpose fund.  If you wish to designate your gift to a specific scholarship or purpose, please contact the Bowen Alumni/Development Office or 501.324.9967 for more information.

As part of our Benjamins for Bowen Campaign, the classes of 2009-2014 are asked to contribute $100 per year to Bowen. This can be given as a whole or broken out into $8.33 per month. Those who pledge to give towards this campaign will be listed on Bowen’s Annual Wall of Giving, located outside the Friday Courtroom. If you would like to contribute towards the Benjamins for Bowen campaign, please email Wanda Hoover. 

Read the Dean’s latest letter and find out about Bowen’s needs.

Bowen Honor Roll of Giving

Why Give to Bowen?

The UALR William H. Bowen School of Law offers a challenging educational experience in a close and supportive environment. Outside support is critical to the school’s continuing success. Your support helps us excel in an increasingly competitive marketplace as we recruit some of the brightest students in the country. Alumni giving also impacts the US News and World Report rankings for law schools.

Every gift buys something Bowen would not have otherwise — each book in the library is important to the student reading it, and each computer is vital to learning. Each year, small gifts amount to thousands of dollars.

Gifts to the Annual Fund support the best elements of the Bowen Law School — small classes, low faculty-to-student ratio, a beautiful campus, one-on-one attention. Without financial support, it would be difficult to maintain and improve these assets.

Gifts to other designated funds — these gifts allow the Bowen Law School to pursue endeavors outside the normal budget restrictions like scholarships, faculty and staff development, student organizations, student competitions, professorships, etc.

The tradition of philanthropy keeps the institution strong and competitive — the value of a Bowen Law School diploma depends on the standing of the school and its ability to continue to improve.

Susanne Roberts makes a planned gift to honor her late husband, James W. Spears.   This gift was used to the create the James W. Spears Endowment for the benefit of the Bowen Legal Clinic. The purpose of this gift was to honor James W. Spears for his commitment, love for teaching, and contributions made to the students he taught, the legal community, and the Bowen Law School.

Ways to Give

Annual Fund- Unrestricted gifts will be directed to Bowen’s  most urgent financial needs.  These gifts help provide student scholarships; bring distinguished professors and speakers to campus; supports student organizations; and Moot Court and the Trial Competition teams.

Law School Endowment Funding Priorities

Law Library Study Carrel Program — The Law Library has many study carrels that are available for naming. By naming a study carrel, you can assure that your legacy, or that of a loved one, will live on for years to come.

  • Open Study Carrel — $2,500
  • Closed Study Carrel — $5,000

Planned Giving

Check from Haley estate

Dean DiPippa accepts a planned gift for $183,000 from the estate of Anne C. Haley. This bequest was used to create student scholarships to honor Mrs. Haley’s late husband, John Thomas Haley.

Funding Priorities

Law School Scholarships — $4 Million
There is a continued need for student financial aid allowing the Law School to compete for students and to continue our tradition of access to legal education.

Dean’s Fund—$2 Million
Professional development for faculty, administrators and staff, support of student organizations, supplementing scholarships and other projects at the Dean’s discretion.

Moot Court — $1 Million
Endowment income will fund student travel and expenses associated with hiring coaches to prepare the students for the competitions. Moot Court competitions increase the national profile of the Bowen Law School.

Trial Competitions — $1 Million
Endowment income will fund student travel and expenses associated with hiring coaches to prepare the students for the competitions. Trial competitions increase the national profile of the Bowen Law School.

Three Named Professorships — $1.25 Million

Two Named Professorships for Clinical Positions — $1.25 Million
Named professorships help the Bowen Law School recruit and retain quality faculty.