COVID-19 Student Resources

In addition to checking your email or TWEN for Zoom session invitations, please check Echo 360 for captured lectures.

What to do if you are diagnosed with COVID-19

If you have been diagnosed with COVID-19, complete this form.

Student Services

Even though many offices do not currently have traditional in-school hours and staffing, assistance is available during working hours (and in some cases after-hours) by phone and by email.

Financial aid

You can reach financial aid by email or by phone: 501-916-3035. Be sure to identify yourself as a law student.

Counseling

Hyginus Ukadike from main campus’s Counseling Services is on Bowen’s campus (in Room 208) each Tuesday. You may also email him to schedule an appointment.

The Arkansas JLAP office is available by phone (501-907-2529) and email for assistance.

Academic Support

Kristen Minton, Bowen’s director of academic support and bar success services, is available at 501-916-5421 or by email. You may also schedule a virtual appointment.

Advising

Assistant Dean Rejena Grotjohn is available at 501-916-5420 or by email. You may also schedule a virtual appointment.

Career Services

Assistant Dean Diana Snyder is available at 501-916-5461 or by email. Dean Snyder is also available for Zoom meetings by appointment.

Registrar

Bowen’s Records & Registrar is available at 501-916-5432 or by email.

CARES Act funding for students

Bowen students have opportunities for aid under the CARES Act.

UA Little Rock is preparing for additional student aid disbursements from federal COVID-19 relief funds. Eligible undergraduates and graduates, including students enrolled at the Bowen School of Law and the Clinton School of Public Service, may apply to receive reimbursement of COVID-19 related expenses through the CARES Act Aid Application.

All students, undergraduate or graduate, should use the CARES Act Application to apply for funding. Students must have been enrolled in courses for spring 2021 or summer 2021 to receive funding from this CARES Act Application and agree to use the funds for eligible expenses. The funds may be used for any component of a student’s cost of attendance or for emergency costs that arise due to coronavirus, such as tuition, food, housing, health care (including mental health care) or child care.

Awards for approved applications will be disbursed periodically, usually weekly, depending on the number of applications received and the availability of funds. These funds can be received in addition to any funds already received from CARES Act.

Student Emergency Aid information & application

Bowen is offering grants to assist students experiencing unexpected and temporary financial crisis due to emergency circumstances.

Please refer to the Emergency Aid Student Info prior to completing the aid application. This outlines eligibility and aid uses. The Emergency Aid Committee will review all applications within one business day. For more information, consult the Emergency Aid Policy & Guidelines.

The Office of External Relations will receive applications for Student Emergency Aid. You may complete and submit the online application here. If you wish to submit a hard copy of the Emergency Aid Application, please complete and submit it to Assistant Dean for External Relations Wanda Hoover via:

  • email at wghoover@ualr.edu
  • mail at 1201 McMath Ave, Little Rock, AR 72202
  • in-person delivery at Bowen, office 207

Please direct any questions or concerns to the Office of External Relations at law-alumni@ualr.edu.

Contacting IT Services

The law school’s IT Services email address is:  law-it-support@ualr.edu

Please email us if you need assistance:

  •  accessing lecture captures
  •  using Zoom for online classes
  •  electronic exams and quizzes
  •  issues with your personal computer used for law school
  •  other possible School of Law ITS-related issues

If it is an urgent (same-day) request or especially an emergency, please SUBMIT AN EMAIL TICKET (at law-it-support@ualr.edu) and THEN call our office 501-916-3995.

Word to PDF conversion for class assignments

Your professor will have the final say, however, we advise you to send assignments to your professor as PDF files instead of Word files. This ensures that your formatting, including fonts, stays the same. Each version of Word is different. However:

  • You should have a “File” menu.
  • In that menu, you should have an option for “Save as Adobe PDF.”

Look around, and practice. If you printed from your laptop in the library last semester, the process for creating the PDF is the same.

Law library access

The law library is open to students, faculty, and staff, but closed to the public. Library hours.

Writing specialist

Danna Young, the writing specialist, will be available virtually for one-on-one writing help. Email her to set an appointment.

JLAP assistance

The Arkansas JLAP office is currently closed to the public; however, they are available by phone (501-907-2529) and email for assistance. They will also be starting a peer connection group for law students using Zoom in the next week or so. We’ll provide information when we have it.  Website

Online study materials

Remember you have access through the law library to West Online Study Aids, Lexis Digital Study Aids, CALI, and Courtroom Cast.

VitalSource will allow affected students to access their ebooks on the VitalSource platform for free through May 25.

  • BookShelf login page: https://bookshelf.vitalsource.com/#/user/signin
  • Create a VitalSource BookShelf account using your UALR EMAIL ADDRESSES to login (the VST software will check the email address to confirm students are at an affected school before allowing free access.)
  • Once you create an account and log in, you should see an “Explore” tab in the upper left corner of the screen. From there, you should be able to find your ebook to access.
  • If you already have a VitalSource account, log in as normal. You should see the “Explore” tab”, too, and go from there.
  • Wolters Kluwer Legal and Regulatory is on this list.

West Academic is offering complimentary eBook access to our Casebooks for affected students.

  • Create a West Academic account. Use your online study aids account or create an account here, https://eproducts.westacademic.com/
  • Call 877.888.1330 (ext.4) to set up your eBook.
  • This resource is only for students who do not have access to their required course materials. If a student has access to their print book, they should not call in.
  • West will also accommodate students who share books, use the library copy, etc and do not have access to the content.