The University of Arkansas at Little Rock William H. Bowen School of Law has been awarded reaccreditation by the American Bar Association (ABA) Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar.
ABA accreditation is a rigorous process that ensures a level of national uniformity and excellence in legal education. Students graduating from a school approved by the ABA are eligible to sit for the bar exam in any state.
Bowen’s reaccreditation status will last 7-10 years. The decision comes after a highly descriptive self-study report, site evaluation, and site visit by the ABA committee from Feb. 26 to March 1, 2017.
“Often law schools must report back to the committee and provide additional information, but Bowen has no further requirement to do so,” said John DiPippa, interim dean of the law school.
It is the first time, in his recollection, that the law school has had such a clean report. DiPippa gives much of the credit to the Bowen community for all their hard work, especially the faculty members who worked on the internal self-study report and the self-evaluation questionnaire committees, which were chaired by Professors J. Lyn Entrikin and Lynn Foster.