The Bowen Fellowship – Early Decision Program is designed for prospective law students who have thoughtfully considered what would represent, for them, the most effective legal education; have investigated carefully a range of law schools; and have concluded that the UALR William H. Bowen School of Law is clearly their first choice.
Applicants for Bowen Fellowships must have an LSAT score of 159 or higher, an undergraduate GPA of 3.3 or higher, and a sincere desire to attend Bowen full-time. Fellows will be selected based on academic achievement, LSAT score, quality of application materials, leadership potential, interest in attending Bowen, and other factors the Admissions Committee deems relevant. All required documents must be received by the Admissions Office by January 1.
Bowen Fellows will receive scholarships of up to full tuition and be given first-choice of faculty research assistantships, Dean Fellowships, or a career development stipend. Bowen Fellows will be informed of their admission decision early in the process, allowing them ample time to plan for the upcoming school year.
These benefits, however, are accompanied by the cost of self-restricting law school choice. Candidates applying on an Early Decision basis commit themselves to matriculate at the UALR William H. Bowen School of Law if admitted. Successful early decision candidates may not initiate any new law school applications, must decline any acceptances they may have received prior to admission to the UALR William H. Bowen School of Law, and must immediately withdraw other applications once notified of their acceptance. Failure to honor these commitments will result in Bowen revoking its offer of admission.
All applicants who are not selected as Bowen Fellows will be considered for admission through the regular process.