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 72202-5142, USA
Phone: 501.324.9903 | Fax: 501.324.9909
Email: lawadmissions@ualr.edu | Website: www.ualr.edu

Does your law school have a nondiscrimination policy that prohibits discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation?

The UA Little Rock, William H. Bowen School of Law will foster and maintain equality of opportunity in legal education without discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, veteran’s status, or disability.

Does your law school have a nondiscrimination policy that prohibits discrimination on the basis of gender identity?

The UA Little Rock, William H. Bowen School of Law will foster and maintain equality of opportunity in legal education without discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, veteran’s status, or disability.

Does your law school provide gender-neutral restrooms?

Yes

Does your law school have a lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender student organization?

OUTLaw Legal Society—Bowen Chapter is a diverse UA Little Rock, William H. Bowen School of Law organization consisting of students, faculty, staff, and alumni, regardless of sex, gender identity, or sexual orientation. Our mission includes promoting diversity, raising awareness of legal issues affecting LGBTQ communities, and maintaining an open atmosphere of acceptance, tolerance, equality, and justice for all.

We focus on LGBTQ issues at the Bowen Law School, in the local community, and at the state and federal levels. From our founding in summer 2007, we have helped organize educational events, including forums on civil rights laws, sexual orientation discrimination, and legal arguments in same-sex custody cases. Other past activities include charitable supply drives, World AIDS Day volunteering, and social events like the Walk for CommUNITY and a federal courthouse tour.

Faculty Advisor

Theresa M. Beiner
Nadine Baum Distinguished Professor of Law
Associate Dean for Faculty Development
Phone: 501.324.9961
Email: tmbeiner@ualr.edu

Does your law school have any openly lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender faculty members?

Yes

Does your law school have any openly lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender administrators?

Yes

Does your law school offer any academic courses primarily focused on lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender legal issues?

Yes

Does your law school offer the same benefits to faculty, staff, or student same-sex spouses as they do opposite-sex spouses?

Yes

Does your law school offer any form of domestic-partner benefits to faculty, staff, or students?

Yes

Additional Information

At the UA Little Rock, William H. Bowen School of Law, we believe that diversity enriches everyone’s educational experience as they prepare to become the next generation of practice-ready attorneys. As an inclusive community, the UA Little Rock, William H. Bowen School of Law defines diversity broadly to include racial and ethnic minorities, women, the differently abled, members of the LGBTQ community, veterans, first-generation students, adult learners, and any others who have experienced subordination, marginalization, or isolation in academic communities because of their identity status. Students find accessible and supportive faculty, administration, and staff that work to create a welcoming community. The school has hosted a myriad of LGBTQ-centered events such as our Transgender Name Change Clinic. The law school also has the most safe-space trained personnel at the university on its campus.