Photo by BENJAMIN KRAIN --06/28/19--.UA Little Rock William H. Bowen School of Law student Caleb Conrad is working a summer internship at Arkansas Children's Hospital with the Medical-Legal Partnership offering legal aid to patients and families and staff.

Bowen Law Student uses legal knowledge to serve others with Legal Aid of Arkansas internship

You probably recognize Caleb Conrad, a 25-year-old student at the UA Little Rock William H. Bowen School of Law, as part of a trio of talented Benton natives, aptly named Triple Threat, which made it to the 2015 quarterfinals of “America’s Got Talent.”  Continue reading “Bowen Law Student uses legal knowledge to serve others with Legal Aid of Arkansas internship”

Arkansas law students travel on the road to provide pro bono legal services to rural communities in Arkansas with Legal Aid of Arkansas. Front row (L to R): Andrew Rodgers, Abby Brenneman, and Libby Nelson. Back row: LIsa Roam, Andrew Dixon, Sarah Koch, and Julian Sharp.

Bowen Law Students Help Provide Legal Services for Rural Arkansans

After spending her spring break providing pro bono legal services to rural Arkansas residents, a recent graduate of the UA Little Rock William H. Bowen School of Law is more committed than ever to providing legal help for state residents that have restricted access to lawyers.  Continue reading “Bowen Law Students Help Provide Legal Services for Rural Arkansans”

Terry Kelly

Terry named new associate dean for experimental learning and clinical programs at Bowen Law School

Kelly Terry, Ben J. Altheimer Professor of Law at the UA Little Rock William H. Bowen School of Law, has been named the associate dean for experiential learning and clinical programs at Bowen.  Continue reading “Terry named new associate dean for experimental learning and clinical programs at Bowen Law School”

The Arkansas Association of Women Lawyers awarded bar examination preparation scholarships to five female law students (L to R) Dakota Thornbury, Maggie Rushing, Sydney Rasch, Victoria Percifield, and Asshika Jayanth.

Arkansas Association of Women Lawyers presents scholarships to Bowen students

The Arkansas Association of Women Lawyers (AAWL) has awarded two female law students from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock William H. Bowen School of Law bar examination preparation scholarships.  Continue reading “Arkansas Association of Women Lawyers presents scholarships to Bowen students”

The Business Innovations Legal Clinic at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock William H. Bowen School of Law will host a free, two-hour course on community-based real estate development and joint ventures on Thursday, March 28.

Business Innovations Legal Clinic hosts free course on joint ventures in community development

The Business Innovations Legal Clinic at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock William H. Bowen School of Law will host a free, two-hour course on community-based real estate development and joint ventures on Thursday, March 28.  Continue reading “Business Innovations Legal Clinic hosts free course on joint ventures in community development”

UA Little Rock to celebrate Diversity Week March 25-29

The University of Arkansas at Little Rock will host an array of events as part of its annual Diversity Week from Monday, March 25, to Friday, March 29.

The events include returning favorites such as the Human Library and Safe Zone trainings, as well as new programs like Latinx Trivia and an exploration of diversity in video games.

This year’s Diversity Week events include:

Monday, March 25

Lunch and Learn: What to Say (and What Not To Say) When a Student Comes Out, 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m., DSC Meeting Room D

A presentation by Dr. Greg Robinson, associate professor of audiology and speech pathology, about how to support and advocate for students when they come out.

Safe Zone Training, 1-5 p.m.

Talking Black in America, 5:30-7 p.m., Ottenheimer Library Room 535

The creativity and resilience of people living through oppression, segregation, the fight for equality, and the powerful identity forged by a shared heritage are all expressed in the ways African Americans communicate. Talking Black in America chronicles the incredible impact of African-American English on American language and culture. Filmed across the United States, this documentary is a revelation of language as legacy, identity, and triumph over adversity.

Tuesday, March 26

Lunch and Learn: Before and Beyond Black Panther, 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., Student Services Center auditorium

A discussion with a panel of experts who share insight on the evolution of race, gender, and sexuality in comics.

Diversity and Inclusion in Little Rock Nonprofits, 1-2 p.m., Ottenheimer Library Room 535

In this conversation, nonprofit professionals will share their experience encouraging and developing diversity in their work. The panel will address a series of questions about the challenges they face and how these professionals tackle the topics of diversity and inclusion in the workplace and in Little Rock. Q&A to follow.

Human Library, 2:30-4:30 p.m., DSC Ledbetter B and C

Back by popular demand, The Human Library is designed to build a positive framework for conversations that can challenge stereotypes and prejudices through dialogue. The Human Library is a place where real people are on loan to readers and difficult questions are expected, appreciated, and answered.

Abolish Private Prisons, 4:30-5:30 p.m., Bowen School of Law, Friday Courtroom

Join an expert panel led by Andre Cummings, associate professor of law, discussing the private prison system and its impact on the community.

Becoming American: Promise and Prejudice, 5:30 p.m., Ottenheimer Library Room 535

This powerful documentary takes an in-depth look at Shelbyville, a small Tennessee town in the heart of the Bible Belt, as it grapples with discrimination in the face of changing demographics. Dr. Brian Mitchell, assistant professor of history, will moderate a discussion following the screening.  

Wednesday, March 27

Safe Zone Training, 8 a.m. – Noon, Ottenheimer Library Room 535

Anderson Institute Plain Talk on Race Series, Noon, Anderson Institute

Join us for a talk by Dr. John Kirk, Donaghey Distinguished Professor of History and director of the Anderson Institute on Race and Ethnicity, detailing the civil rights movement and diversity.

Latinx Trivia, 3 p.m., DSC Ledbetter C

Test your deductive reasoning skills and learn about Hispanic/Latino culture in the U.S. through trivia. Previous knowledge is helpful, but not required. Compete on your own, bring a team, or join one at the event. Prizes for top teams.

Thursday, March 28

World Music and Food Festival, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m., Library Courtyard

The Division of Student Affairs will host the World Music and Food Festival. Come out to listen to music and enjoy food and activities from around the world.

Rumble: The Indians who Rocked the World, 4-6 p.m., Ottenheimer Library Room 535

This award-winning documentary premiered at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival and explores the Native American roots of musicians from the early pioneers of blues and jazz through the folk-rock era of the 1960s and ’70s. Legends like Buffy Sainte-Marie, Robbie Robertson, and Jimi Hendrix are among the musicians featured. After the screening, a short Q&A session will follow.

Immigration Panel – Off the Border: Immigration Issues that affect Arkansans, 6-8 p.m., Bowen Law School, Friday Courtroom

Experts on immigration will provide insight to the challenges we face as a state with regard to immigration law and related issues.

Friday, March 29

Safe Zone Ally Training for Students, 9-11 a.m.

Women’s History Month Leader’s Luncheon, 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m., DSC Ledbetter A

In honor of Women’s History Month, come out to learn from a group of successful women leaders over lunch. RSVP required. Visit ualr.edu/diversity to RSVP.

Game On! Exploring Diversity in Video Games, 2-4 p.m., Stabler Hall 603

Inclusive Gaming is a new group on campus that provides a safe space for diverse students, faculty, staff, and community members to explore video games. Members of Inclusive Gaming will be on hand to showcase and discuss video games where issues of diversity are prominent. People who attend will be able to learn more about representation and diversity in video games, and get to play some games too!

For more information about Diversity Week and any of the events listed above, contact Mia Phillips at mdphillips@ualr.edu.

Law school to co-host seminar on Arkansas heirs’ property

The UA Little Rock William H. Bowen School of Law will co-host a free Continuing Legal Education seminar about Arkansas heirs’ property on Thursday, Jan. 24, for practitioners to learn about heirs’ property issues and opportunities. Continue reading “Law school to co-host seminar on Arkansas heirs’ property”

John DiPippa

DiPippa to discuss court ruling on Affordable Care Act

John DiPippa, dean emeritus of the University of Arkansas at Little Rock William H. Bowen School of Law, will discuss the most recent court ruling declaring the Affordable Care Act unconstitutional during a talk on Wednesday, Jan. 23.  Continue reading “DiPippa to discuss court ruling on Affordable Care Act”

Bowen alumni named partners at Friday, Eldredge & Clark

Two alumni from the UA Little Rock William H. Bowen School of Law, Katie Watson Bingham and Tyler D. Bone, have been elected partners for Little Rock-based law firm Friday, Eldredge & Clark.  Continue reading “Bowen alumni named partners at Friday, Eldredge & Clark”