UALR Law School

The William H. Bowen School of Law is part of the University of Arkansas at Little Rock (UALR) and was established in 1975. The law school is public, and has approximately 444 law students enrolled in full-time and part-time divisions. The annual entering class is approximately 135 students. UALR School of Law is both American Bar Association (ABA) accredited and a member of the Association of American Law Schools (AALS). The school ranks amongst the most prestigious of the University of Arkansas System with highly competitive admissions.

CONTACT INFORMATION

Contact Website (Website) http://www.ualr.edu/law
Admissions Dean (Admissions Dean) lawadmissions@ualr.edu
Location (Location) Little Rock, AR
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Quick Facts

Founded : 1975
ABA Accredited : Yes
AALS Member : Yes

Rankings

US News Week : 136
Vault Top 25 : N/A
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Median LSAT : 150
Median GPA : 3.25
Acceptance Rate : 49%


UALR Law School Admissions

UALR Law School is considered a Competitive law school, which accepts only 49% of its applicants. Comparatively, Arkansas is Significantly Lower than the average cost for law school.

  Applications Offers Matriculated
Class of 2020 547 266 (48.63%) 118 (21.6%)
  25% Median 75%
GPA 3.02 3.25 3.52
LSAT 146 150 155

Tuition And Financial AID

  In-State Resident Non-Resident
Full Time $14,447 $29,223
Part Time $9,674 $19,032
Living Expenses  
Living on-campus: $16,256
Living off-campus: $15,292
Living at home: $10,152

Important Dates

Early Decision 1 : 01/01
Early Decision 2 : N/A
Regular Decision : 02/01
Application Fee : N/A

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UALR Law School Community

UALR Law School is considered to have a Somewhat Favorable student to faculty ratio. The average class size for 1L sections is approximately Above Average compared to other law schools. Student diversity at Arkansas is Below Average.

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FACULTY STATISTICS

  • Full Time : 19
  • Part Time : 51

FACULTY

  • # Female Faculty : 34
  • # Minority Faculty : 15

RATIO

21.0 Students

1 Faculty

HOUSING OPTIONS

  • On Campus Housing : No
  • Graduate Housing : No
  • Law Specific Housing : No

UALR Law School Curriculum

The size of 1L sections affects the quality and consistency of teaching in law schools. Generally with smaller 1L section sizes, students receive more individualized attention. University of Arkansas Little Rock 1L section size is 13% smaller than law schools in Arkansas and 43% smaller than all PUBLIC law schools.

1L Section Size Comparison

UALR Law School: 92
Arkansas Average: 104
PUBLIC School Average: 132
  • Positions Available in Advanced Courses
  • Simulation Courses : 519
  • Faculty Supervised Clinics : 72
  • Students Involved in Advanced Activities
  • Field Placements : 59
  • Law Journals : 88
  • Moot Court/Mock Trials : 0

Attrition Rates

  • First Year : 11.2%
  • Second Year : 3.4%
  • Third Year : 1.6%
  • Fourth Year : 0.0%

UALR Law School Employment

Deciding to attend law school requires a large financial investment with the goal of securing employment upon graduation. The University of Arkansas Little Rock class of 2015 had an employment rate of 84% with 2% pursuing an additional degree.

Employment Comparison

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In 2015, 78.6%% of students reported their employment status 9-months after graduation.

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Type of Employment

  • Law Firms: 47.0%
  • Business: 14.0%
  • Government: 24.0%
  • Public Interest: 6.0%
  • Academia: 1.0%
  • Arkansas: 75%
  • Texas: 4%
  • Florida: 2%

Bar Passage Rates

  • Reporting: 78.6%
  • First Time Takers: 131
  • Average School: 74.8%
  • Average State: 75.6%
  • Pass Difference: -0.8%

Top Bar Jurisdiction

  • Arkansas : 75.6%
  • Passed : 77 of 103 (74.8%)
  • State Average : 75.6%
  • Difference : -0.8%