Visiting Assistant Professor of Law
BA, 2009, Hendrix College; MA, 2011, University of Arkansas at Little Rock; JD, 2014, University of Arkansas at Little Rock William H. Bowen School of Law
Room 424 | Phone: 501-916-5512 | Email
Carolyn Ryburn joined the William H. Bowen School of Law in 2020 as a Visiting Assistant Professor of Law. Prior to teaching, she worked in private practice for the Barber Law Firm in Little Rock. She specialized in insurance coverage defense and workers’ compensation litigation where she practiced before Arkansas trial and appellate courts. Mrs. Ryburn then worked as Employment Counsel for Simmons Bank, a multibillion-dollar bank with locations in eight states. While in-house, she managed and practiced in 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. Peter’s College in Oxford, United Kingdom. She then obtained a Masters of Public Administration from UALR 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, the Barber Law Firm, Mitchell Williams Law Firm, and USAble Life Insurance Company.