Bowen Awards

The Bowen Awards

The law school will host the annual Bowen Awards on Saturday, March 14, 2020, from 11:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m., in the Great Hall of the Clinton Presidential Center. The program will include a buffet lunch. Admission is free for honorees. Faculty, staff, and guest tickets are $25.00 each. Please RSVP by February 28.

This banquet celebrates Bowen’s exceptional students of 2018. Students receiving Top Paper awards, Dean’s Certificates of Public Service, Student Organization of the Year, Dean’s Fellow of the Year, and more will be honored. Bowen faculty and administrators are encouraged to attend to support these outstanding students.

Ticket payment options

  • The RSVP date has passed. Online tickets are no longer available.
  • Purchase by cash or check.

Make checks payable to “Bowen School of Law” and write “Bowen Awards” in the memo line.

Send cash or checks to the Bowen Office of Student Affairs:

Attn: Rebecca Nugent
UA Little Rock William H. Bowen School of Law
1201 McMath Ave.
Little Rock, AR 72202


Please email Rebecca Nugent.


Mentor of the Year

The Honorable Audrey Evans, U.S. Bankruptcy Court (ret.)

Dean’s Fellow of the Year

Samantha Kassen

Student Organization of the Year

OutLaw Legal Society

Dean’s Certificates

Edith Chavez de Oseguera
Shaquika Randolph
Sydney Rasch
Pamela Davis
Adam Rose
Madhav Shroff

Student Success Teams of the Year

Full-Time:  Team 4 – Aaron Newell, Jamie Beal, Kylee Colwell, Jeffrey Gardner, Theo Pirone-Aufrichtig

Part-Time: Team 26 – Alec Comerford, Katelyn Joyner, Katelynn Caple, Devyn Young, Tomiko Townley, Christopher Kolkowski, Erich Lah, Jacob Webb

Top Papers Spring 2019

Spring 2019
Amick, Frances A,Research, Writing, Analysis II
Burke, Richard DavidInsurance Law
Butler, Cara DianeFederal Income Taxation
Butler, Cara DianeEntertainment Law
Butler, Cara DianeRemedies
Butler, Cara DianeJurisprudence
Cable, Adrian K,Tax Policy
Campbell, Caitlin AlanaBusiness Associations
Carter, Christen ElizabethCriminal Procedure Post-Trial
Cauley, Riley S.Supreme Court Litigation
Cauley, Riley S.Construction Law
Creed, Ashleigh N,Sales Transactions
Crosby, Michael B,Real Estate Transactions
Davenport, Caleb D,Family Law
Davis, Gabrielle M,Civil Procedure II
Dillard, Marla C,Business Associations
Fontenot, Jessica H,Legislation
Fontenot, Jessica H,Public Utility Law/Regulation
Gift, James M,Real Property II
Gould, Kimberly GailReal Estate Transactions
Graves, Will M,Employment Discrimination
Hall, John DanielReal Property II
Hill, Zachary A,Criminal Procedure Pretrial Process
Hoffman, Matthew LeeContracts II
Hoffman, Matthew LeeCivil Procedure II
Howard, Logan R,Law & Literature Seminar
Larkin, Glenn V,Sales Transactions
Larkin, Glenn V,Legal Profession
Little, Ryan JustinSpecialized Legal Research: Family Law
Lott, Rachel L,Immigration Law
Lott, Rachel L,Legal Profession
Manley, Marci M,Decedents Estates
Manley, Marci M,Corporate Justice
Murphy, Daniel F,Law Office Management
Plummer, Travis E,Race and Criminal Justice
Reddick, Connor M,Law & Medicine
Reed, Austin C,Research, Writing, & Analysis II
Riggs, Robbi DallasSpecialized Legal Research: Business Law
Spellman, Katelyn MarySpecialized Legal Research: Criminal Law
Steitler, Torie P,Specialized Legal Research: Business Law
Steitler, Torie P,Real Property II
Stiritz, Michael M,Criminal Law
Stiritz, Michael M,Contracts II
Stiritz, Michael M,Research, Writing & Analysis II
Swartzwelder, William J,Secured Transactions
Thomas, Susan B,Research, Writing & Analysis II
Thompson, Connor A,Research, Writing & Analysis II
Thompson, Connor A,Real Property II
Trevino, Andrew StevenSpecialized Legal Research: Family Law
Turansky, Christopher LouisFirst Amendment-Freedom of Speech/Religion
Wadley, Victoria LovelletteCriminal Procedure Sentencing
Wagnon, Bradley M,Specialized Legal Research: Business Law
Webb, Hannah E.Criminal Law
Witherspoon, Jessica LeAnneEstate Planning

Top Papers Summer 2019

Summer 2019
Little, Ryan JustinSecured Transactions
Manley, Marci M.Family Law
Stiritz, Michael M.Intellectual Property
Stiritz, Michael M.Juvenile Law
Swartzwelder, WilliamSports & Entertainment Law
Wilson, Eric N.Survey of Arkansas Courts

Top Papers Fall 2019

Fall 2019
Bayird, Sarah N.Family Law
Becknell, Conan N.Contracts I
Boyd, Colin DouglasResearch, Writing & Analysis I
Cable, Adrian K.Specialized Legal Research: Business Law
Cable, Adrian K.Comparative Law
Cole, David M.Contracts I
Cole, David M.Research, Writing & Analysis I
Davis, Gabrielle M.Evidence
Demailly, Catherine E.International Law
Dye, Savannah G.Remedies
Gift, James MichaelConstitutional Law
Gift, James MichaelEvidence
Hamilton, Nathan CodyLaw & Literature Seminar
Hill, Eric B.Real Property I
Hoffman, Matthew LeeEvidence
Hollinger, Caleb DouglasRemedies
Jankovsky, Jacob MarshallSpecialized Legal Research: Criminal Law
Larkin, Glenn VawnConflict Of Laws
Little, Ryan JustinSales Transactions
Mader, Edward JonathanAdministrative Law
Manley, Marci M.Specialized Legal Research: Family Law
Manley, Marci M.Judicial Practicum
Manley, Marci M.Business Associations
Manley, Marci M.Fourth Amendment Seminar
Mendez, Michelle E.Torts
Miller, Zoya Vista OksanaResearch, Writing & Analysis I
Mynatt, Casey L.Research, Writing & Analysis I
Neal, Grant M.Real Property I
Newell, Aaron S.Torts
Pruitt, Megan A.Research, Writing & Analysis I
Randolph, Shaquika TyeshaChild Welfare Practice
Reddick, Connor McMillenHealth Law
Reed, Austin CalebEvidence
Riggs, Robbi DallasFederal Income Taxation
Riggs, Robbi DallasEstate & Gift Taxation
Shelton, Shelby C.Moot Court Competition
Spier, Monica KathleenReal Property I
Stine, Sloane N.Research, Writing & Analysis I
Stiritz, Michael M.Evidence
Stiritz, Michael M.Real Property I
Stiritz, Michael M.Constitutional Law
Stiritz, Michael M.Civil Procedure I
Stiritz, Michael M.Criminal Procedure Pretrial Process
Swartzwelder, William JDecedents Estates
Swartzwelder, William JEmployment Law
Swartzwelder, William JConstitutional History
Taylor, Patrick J.Research, Writing & Analysis I
Treadwell, Dylan ScottHip Hop & the American Constitution
Tschiemer, Allison LynnAdministrative Law
Tschiemer, Allison LynnSpecialized Legal Research: Business Law
Turansky, Christopher LouisReal Estate Finance
Wagnon, Bradley M.Criminal Procedure Post-Trial
Wickliffe, Jacob IanCriminal Procedure Trial Process
Wilson, James A.Oil and Gas Law
Yeatman, Christopher LCivil Procedure I
Yeatman, Christopher LTorts