J. Lyn Entrikin became a Charles Baum Distinguished Professor of Law at the UA Little Rock Bowen School of Law in 2018. Entrikin is committed to scholarly research in the fields of legal research, writing, analysis, and advocacy; legislation; and privacy and publicity law.
She has been a member of the Bowen faculty since 2011. Before coming to Arkansas, Entrikin had done extensive legal work in Kansas, including running her own law practice from 2000 to 2005. She was dedicated to legal writing and was attracted to the Bowen School of Law because of its support of legal writing faculty.
At Bowen, she continues to advocate for legal writing instructors and to reform curriculum accreditation standards. She serves on the Promotion and Tenure Committee and has served on various other faculty committees throughout her tenure.
Her research and creative endeavors include two books, numerous academic publications, and presentations at regional and national conferences. In 2018, she co-authored a new textbook on legal drafting. Her most recent scholarly article, “The Death of Common Law,” will be published in the Harvard Journal of Law and Public Policy, one of the country’s most prestigious law reviews, in early 2019.
She is a member of several committees in the American Bar Association, American Association of Law Schools, Legal Writing Institute, SCRIBES: The Society of Legal Writers, and the Arkansas Bar Association.
Entrikin graduated magna cum laude with a Juris Doctor from Washburn University School of Law and holds a Master of Public Administration and a Bachelor of General Studies from the University of Kansas.