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

University of Arkansas at Little Rock
William H. Bowen School of Law
1201 McMath Avenue
Little Rock, AR 72202
www.law.ualr.edu/

Law School Pro Bono Programs

Contact Information

Kelly Terry
Assistant Professor of Law
Director of Externship Programs and Pro Bono Opportunities
E-mail
P: (501) 324-9946

Category Type

Formal Voluntary Program Characterized by a Referral System with a Coordinator

Description of Programs

The UALR Bowen School of Law's primary pro bono program is the Altheimer Public Service Program. This program is a joint service-learning program undertaken by the Bowen School of Law and the University of Arkansas Clinton School of Public Service. The program's purpose is to fund and implement joint service-learning projects undertaken by students from both schools. The program is intended to recognize the two schools' common goal of public service, stimulate the commitment to public service among the schools' students, and contribute to the immediate needs of the community and the State of Arkansas. The students participating in the program plan and undertake different service-learning projects each year. For the 2006-2007 academic year, the students participating in the program have decided to partner with a local non-profit organization that is working to revitalize part of the downtown area of Little Rock, Arkansas. The students have designed projects to complement and further the urban and economic redevelopment efforts of this non-profit organization.

In addition to the Altheimer Public Service Program, the UALR Bowen School of Law also provides pro bono opportunities to students by serving as a liaison between its students and the local non-profit community. The law school is creating a directory of non-profit organizations and is inviting such organizations to be listed in the directory so that students who would like to engage in pro bono volunteer work may be referred to the organizations that best suit the students' interests.

Location of Programs

With the externship program

Staffing/Management/Oversight

The Altheimer Public Service Program is managed by a coordinating committee. The members of the committee are two students from the UALR William H. Bowen School of Law, two students from the University of Arkansas Clinton School of Public Service, a faculty member from the UALR William H. Bowen School of Law, and a faculty member from the University of Arkansas Clinton School of Public Service. Projects selected by the coordinating committee must be approved by the Deans of the UALR William H. Bowen School of Law and the University of Arkansas Clinton School of Public Service.

Funding

The Altheimer Public Service Program is funded by a grant from the Ben J. Altheimer Foundation.

Student Run Pro Bono Groups/Specialized Law Education Projects

Student Bar Association's Community Outreach Opportunity League (C.O.O.L.)

Faculty and Administrative Pro Bono

None listed

Awards/Recognition

Dean's Certificate of Distinguished Public Service

Dean's Certificate of Public Service

For further information, see http://www.law.ualr.edu/aboutus/deancert.asp.

Community Service

The Altheimer Public Service Program undertakes projects designed to benefit the local community.

Law School Public Interest Programs

Contact Information

Kelly Browe Olson
Director of Clinical Programs
Associate Professor
E-mail
P: (501) 324-9452

Kelly Terry
Assistant Professor of Law
Director of Externship Programs and Pro Bono Opportunities
E-mail
P: (501) 324-9946

Certificate/Curriculum Programs

The School of Law awards a Dean's Certificate to graduating student who achieve 100 hours of service .

Public Interest Centers

None listed

Public Interest Clinics

Litigation Clinic

Mediation Clinic

Low-Income Taxpayer Clinic

 

Externships/Internships

Public Service Externship Course

Classes with a Public Service Component

None listed

Public Interest Journals

None listed

PI Career Support Center

None listed

Loan Repayment Assistance Programs (LRAP)

None listed

Post-Graduate Fellowships/Awards

Law School Funded:

None listed

Graduate Student Funded:

None listed

Other Funding Sources:

None listed

Term Time Fellowships/Scholarships

Law School Funded:

None listed

Graduate Student Funded:

None listed

Other Funding Sources:

None listed

Summer Fellowships

Law School Funded:

None listed

Graduate Student Funded:

None listed

Other Funding Sources:

None listed

Extracurricular and Co-Curricular Programs

Street Law Program with Hall High School

Student Public Interest Groups

None listed

August 7, 2018