Visiting Assistant Professor of Law
BA, 2009, Hendrix College; MA, 2011, University of Arkansas at Little Rock; J.D., 2014, William H. Bowen School of Law
Room 421 | Phone: 501-916-5400 | Email
Carolyn Ryburn joined the William H. Bowen School of Law in 2020 as a Visiting Assistant Professor of Law in Legal Research and Writing. In addition to a visiting professorship, she has also worked at UA Little Rock as a writing specialist and a professor mentor for the bar examinations PASS program. Prior to teaching, she worked in private practice for the Barber Law Firm in Little Rock. She specialized insurance coverage defense and worker’s compensation litigation where she practiced before Arkansas trial and appellate courts. Mrs. Ryburn then worked as Employment Counsel for Simmons Bank, a multi-billion dollar bank with locations in eight states. While in-house, she managed and practiced employment litigation before the Arkansas EEOC, various states’ unemployment agencies, and in courts throughout the company’s multi-state footprint.
Mrs. Ryburn graduated from Hendrix College with a BA in English. While at Hendrix, she studied English at St. Peters College in Oxford, United Kingdom. She then obtained a Masters of Public Administration from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock where she graduated with honors. Mrs. Ryburn graduated from the William H. Bowen School of Law with honors, and during law school, she clerked for Jack, Nelson, Jones Law firm, Barber Law Firm, Mitchell Williams Law Firm, and UASble Life Insurance Company.