Dean’s Letter

Dean Beiner addresses the Alumni Luncheon

Dear Bowen supporter,

This academic year is unlike any other.  These are challenging times for us all, and we hope you’re in good health and spirits. Right now, the Bowen faculty and staff are doing everything they can to sustain a healthy learning environment for our students. While there is a lot of uncertainty, we are adapting quickly to our changing reality. Now, more than ever, our community needs us. We need you.

While Bowen consistently charges one of the nation’s lowest tuitions, our students still rely heavily on scholarships. Thanks to your generosity, last year the law school awarded over $200,000 in student scholarships. In addition to these private scholarships, the Bowen Student Emergency Aid Fund provided $14,500 to students in financial distress this past summer. Like many Americans, some students lost their jobs and remain unsure of future professional prospects. Bowen was able to provide assistance. Bowen students need our support. They need your support.

Bowen was recently named a Best Practical Training Law School by National Jurist preLaw Magazine and was recognized as a Top Twelve Legal Writing Program by U.S. News & World Report. We are committed to providing practice-ready lawyers for the Arkansas legal community, and our experiential learning programs are a large part of that preparation.

Your gift to the Dean’s Circle will further improve not only the education we offer our students, but also the services we offer the Arkansas community. Programs like the Public Service Fellowship will increase access to justice by providing students with the opportunity to fill unpaid public interest fellowships nationwide while pursuing their passion for justice. Because it has never been more essential to build a supportive and inclusive legal community, Bowen’s Racial Justice & Equity Initiatives will ensure that our students have an enriching law school experience that equips them well for their careers.

Please consider supporting Bowen as we continue delivering outstanding legal education and service, true to our core values of access to justice, public service, and professionalism.


Dean’s Circle, $1,000

Student Emergency Aid Fund

Supports two students during unforeseen financial crises.


Dean’s Circle Silver, $2,500

Diversity & Inclusion Initiatives

Funds new programs as we work to make the legal community more inclusive.


Dean’s Circle Gold, $5,000

Public Service Fellowships

Contributes to stipends for students pursuing public service positions.


Dean’s Circle Platinum, $10,000

Classroom Technology Upgrades

Provides funding for necessary improvements as we expand virtual learning.


Warmest regards,


Theresa M. Beiner
Dean and Nadine Baum Distinguished Professor of Law


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See the letter here.