The UALR William H. Bowen School of Law believes in the value of serving others and has a longstanding commitment to encouraging public service among its students and faculty. The Bowen School of Law takes a broad view of public service, which it defines to include pro bono legal services provided to people of limited means; public service that is law-related; and community service. To encourage and support our students’ individual interests, we provide a multitude of opportunities for students to engage in both activities that concern individual legal matters and activities that are more policy-oriented and designed to benefit the community as a whole.
Through these opportunities, the Bowen School of Law hopes to serve the community, help its students grow personally and professionally, and cultivate in its students a lifelong commitment to public service. By participating in public service and pro bono projects, you will help people in the real world with real needs, meet and work with local attorneys in the community, and gain invaluable hands-on experience. There is sure to be a service opportunity that suits your specific interests. Descriptions of the available opportunities are listed below. For more specific information about these opportunities, students should contact Professor Kelly Terry, Director of Externship Programs and Pro Bono Opportunities, at 501.324.9946. Members of the general public who are interested in receiving legal services should contact the Bowen Legal Clinic at 501.324.9441.