Bowen welcomes two professors to legal clinic

The UA Little Rock William H. Bowen School of Law is pleased to welcome new faculty this fall. In addition to the visiting legal clinic faculty announced below, new professors have joined the full-time faculty and visiting professors have joined the legal writing faculty.

Meet the two new visiting legal clinic faculty members.

Photo of Professor J. Douglas CortesJ. Douglas Cortes joins Bowen as a visiting assistant professor of clinical education and as director of the Business Innovations Legal Clinic. In addition, Cortes teaches bankruptcy law at Bowen.

Prior to joining the legal clinic faculty, Cortes practiced bankruptcy law, first in Texas and then as part of the legal staff at the Center for Arkansas Legal Services. He previously clerked for U.S Bankruptcy Judge Michael Lynn in Fort Worth, Texas.

The law school’s Business Innovations Legal Clinic provides high-quality, pro bono transactional legal counsel to small businesses and non-profits working in economic development, many of which would not be able to obtain legal assistance otherwise.

photo of Prof. Anastasia GreeneAnastacia Greene joins Bowen as a visiting assistant professor of clinical education and as director of the Consumer Protection Legal Clinic.

Prior to arriving at Bowen, Greene taught at the Immigration Clinic at the University of Florida Levin School of Law, and with the Pro Bono Clinic at University of Illinois Chicago Law, where she taught seminars on foreclosure law and civil litigation practice. She has concentrated her career on public interest law, working at legal services agencies representing low-income clients in consumer law, housing law, and immigration law cases.

The law school’s Consumer Protection Legal Clinic assists consumers with issues such as foreclosure, debt collection, eviction, housing instability, fraud, unfair or deceptive trade practices, or problems with credit reports and credit access.

“We are excited to have Professor Cortes and Professor Greene join us at Bowen,” said Dean Theresa Beiner. “Their practice experience and commitment to public service will be assets to the students enrolled in these clinic courses.”

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