William H. Bowen School of Law
Professor of Law
Joshua Silverstein is a professor of law at the William H. Bowen School of Law. Silverstein’s students, past and present, frequently mention his dedication. He participates in the Black Law Students Association Minority Pre-Law Bootcamp and currently serves as the faculty advisor for five student organizations: Phi Alpha Delta, the Young Democrats, the Student Bar Association, the American Constitution Society, and the Bowen Business and Tax Law Society. In addition, Silverstein regularly assists students with career placements by giving advice and providing letters of recommendation.
Silverstein represents the law school on the Resource Development Committee of the Arkansas Access to Justice Commission. This work includes publicizing Pro Bono Week/Month in Arkansas. He has volunteered his time to the Arkansas Coalition Against Sexual Violence in reviewing the organization’s “Bench Guide on Crimes of Sexual Violence.” In addition, he presents on legal topics to members of the public and the legal community and makes frequent media appearances on current legal issues.
Additionally, Silverstein drafted a proposed constitutional amendment to end sovereign immunity in Arkansas and volunteered over 170 hours of pro bono legal service, including working on two cases challenging the construction to widen Interstate 30 through Little Rock.