The dean of the University of Arkansas at Little Rock William H. Bowen School of Law will step down from the position and return to the faculty in June.
Michael Hunter Schwartz, who has been named among the Most Influential in Legal Education by National Jurist, has been dean since 2013.
The law school received the 2016 E. Smythe Gambrell Award for Professionalism Programs in recognition of the school’s comprehensive professionalism curriculum.
Schwartz, who is currently teaching classes, will return to the faculty on June 30.
“I extend my sincere thanks to Dean Schwartz for his hard work and commitment to the law school and am happy he will continue to contribute to the success of the law students we serve,” executive vice chancellor and provost Zulma Toro said in an announcement.
Schwartz also is the author of multiple books and is passionate about teaching law school educators — nationally and abroad.