Dear Bowen Friends and Alumni,
At the end of this academic year, we will mark the end of an era for the UALR William H. Bowen School of Law. Professor Ken Gould will retire after almost 40 years with the school. Please make plans to join us for a reception on Thursday, May 3, 2012Â as we honor Professor Gould.
Ken has seen so many changes in the law school and legal education during the course of his career, and I dare say that he has taught a large percentage of the legal professionals in Arkansas. His professionalism and dedication to the legal community have made an impact on many generations, and we would like to offer you the opportunity to join us in honoring Ken. Our efforts will make a positive impression on future attorneys educated at Bowen and significantly benefit our educational program.
Throughout his career, Ken has been associated with the development of innovative clinical and other applied legal skills programs such as pretrial practice, transaction practice, and trial practice lawyering skills courses. During Kenâ€™s tenure, the law school has become a national leader in incorporating applied skills education into the curriculum. We would like his commitment to excellence in practical legal education to continue with the establishment of a program that focuses on the coordination and integration of all the schoolâ€™s applied legal skills initiatives and the development of additional programs. The creation of the Ken Gould Program of Applied Legal Skills would greatly enhance the value of Bowenâ€™s program of legal education for our students and add to Bowenâ€™s growing national reputation as a leader in innovative law school curricular development.
With your help, Kenâ€™s legacy will continue long after his retirement. To create this program, we need to raise $300,000. Both small and large gifts will help us achieve our goal, and I ask for you to join me in committing to professional education here at Bowen.
As always, I thank you for your continued support of the UALR William H. Bowen School of Law.
Dean John DiPippa