Little Rock Athletics and the UA Little Rock William H. Bowen School of Law have formed a partnership featuring new internship opportunities for law students.
“Little Rock Athletics is proud and excited to partner with the Bowen School of Law to provide a unique internship experience in the highly regulated world of NCAA Division I intercollegiate athletics,” said Richard Turner, senior associate athletics director for compliance and student support.
The one-year program, beginning in the 2019-20 school year, will introduce interns to a broad spectrum of NCAA, Sun Belt Conference, and institutional regulations. Interns will serve an integral role in the enhancement of UA Little Rock’s compliance oversight responsibilities and services, while gaining invaluable experience in athletics administration. The one-year internship also features a capstone trip to New Orleans to the annual Sun Belt Conference rules meeting.
“This began as a student-led effort and has expanded to provide opportunities for future students while filling a need for both departments,” said Theresa Beiner, dean of Bowen School of Law. “We are excited to work with Trojan Athletics to provide this signature experience for Bowen students interested in sports law and regulatory compliance.”
Travis Plummer, a recent graduate of Bowen, said he has gained invaluable experience while serving as an intern with the Little Rock Athletics compliance department.
“Any person who is a fan of collegiate athletics knows about the various controversies scattered across many schools’ athletics programs,” Plummer said. “Look at Ole Miss football, Missouri football, and the FBI probe into multiple big-name college basketball programs. I see these unfortunate events as presenting an opportunity to put my expertise to work in the field of collegiate athletics.”
Second- and third-year law students at Bowen can apply for the internship by filling out an application at this link.
Travis Plummer contributed to this article.
In the upper right photo, UA Little Rock’s mascot Maximus celebrates a new internship opportunity in Little Rock Athletics for Bowen law students. Those pictured (L to R) include Theresa Beiner, dean of Bowen Law School, Travis Plummer, a recent Bowen grad and intern for Little Rock Athletics, and Ashley Reid, assistant director of compliance in the Athletics Department. Photo by Megan Douglas.