Applicants who are certain the UALR William H. Bowen School of Law is the right law school for them and who wish to be considered for a full-tuition scholarship and faculty research assistantships may choose to apply through the Bowen Fellowship Early Admission Program.
Applicants selected to be Bowen Fellows will be awarded a scholarship of up to full tuition and be given first-choice of faculty research assistantships.
Applicants for the Bowen Fellowship Early Admission Program 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.
Applicants for the Bowen Fellowship Early Admission Program must submit a statement of no more than 500 words discussing their academic interests in the law and how they feel Bowen will allow them to explore those interests. This statement should be submitted with the application and is in addition to the personal statement.
The deadline for Bowen Fellowship applications is January 1. All required documents must be submitted by this date. Bowen will mail early admission decisions no later than January 15. Seat deposits will be due February 1.
Applicants who accept offers to become Bowen Fellows must submit a non-refundable seat deposit of $750 and a signed Early Admission Agreement which will require them to withdraw all pending applications, decline any pending offers of admission, and not initiate applications at any other law schools. The deadline for submission of these materials is February 1.
Applicants who apply through the Bowen Fellowship Early Admission Program but are not admitted will be considered for admission through the regular admission process.