University of Arkansas at Little Rock, William H. Bowen School of Law

University of Arkansas at Little Rock, William H. Bowen School of Law

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If you're looking for an affordable law school that focuses on public service and access to justice and is located in a capital city, then the University of Arkansas at Little Rock William H. Bowen School of Law may be the perfect fit for you.

Tuition is a bargain at $13,352 per year, and out-state residents receive in-state tuition through non-resident scholarships. Bowen is home to the only part-time/evening program in the state, and tuition for part-time students is $8,901. Add a quality education to the mix, and you’ve got yourself a great deal. That’s why preLaw magazine consistently names University of Arkansas at Little Rock a Best Value school. 

“In addition to being a good value, Bowen offers experiential learning courses for every student. Our seventh clinic, a Veterans Legal Services Clinic begins in Spring 2021,” said Dean Theresa Beiner. "In addition, our location in Little Rock means students have externship and clerkship opportunities at all levels of government and the largest firms in the state. Bowen is also a Best School for Public Service, and we have the only concurrent JD/Masters in Public Service in the country.”

In addition to an affordable education, students receive a personal education. Students have mentors, who are usually members of the local legal community, who help with career planning, resume workshops and networking. Incoming students also participate in small-group study sessions led by upper-level students. The school has programming aimed at financial and physical health and wellness, including a gym and fitness classes on the law school campus. 

“Bowen’s core values are access to justice, professionalism, and public service,” Beiner said. “Our students have chances to work hands-on in these areas from day one.”

Admission Profile
Admission Profile Table: 
75th Percentile1553.64
25th Percentile1473.03
Financial Profile
Financial Profile Table: 
Tuition Part-time$8,901$19,530
Living Expenses
Median grant$7788
Percent receiving grants70.80%
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Employment & Bar Exam Profile
Employment & Bar Profile Table: 
Post-grad employment 86.70%
NJ Employment[field_nj_employment_rate]
Bar Passage76.47%
Academic Profile
Alternative Dispute Resolution
Business, Corporate, Banking
Criminal Law and Procedure
Employment and Labor Law
Environmental/Natural Resource Law
Estate Planning
Family Law/Child & Family
Governmental Affairs and Regulations
Health Law
Intellectual Property Law
International Law
Public Interest/Social Justice
Public Policy
Real Estate Transactions
Tax Law
Trial Advocacy
1201 McMath Avenue
Little Rock