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

Last Updated March 23, 2022
1201 McMath Avenue, Little Rock, AR 72202-5142, United States

Policies and Practices that Impact the Student Experience

Nondiscrimination Policy

This school has a nondiscrimination policy that prohibits discrimination on the basis of:

  • Sexual Orientation
  • Gender Identity
  • Gender Expression

Chosen Name

Chosen name can be used. Chosen name appears:

  • Automatically on orientation name tag/materials
  • Automatically on faculty class rosters
  • Automatically on transcript
  • Upon student request, on diploma


  • Faculty and staff are allowed to include in email signatures
  • Students can indicate on law school application
  • Students can indicate on name tags during orientation


Students are eligible for general diversity and inclusion financial aid based on:

  • Sexual Orientation
  • Gender Identity

Resources and Opportunities

  • LGBTQ+ student organization(s)
  • Funds for LGBTQ+ student organization(s)                 
  • Career counseling specifically for LGBTQ+ students  
  • Peer mentoring specifically for LGBTQ+ students                 
  • LGBTQ+ focused project or pro bono group     
  • Emergency Funds that LGBTQ+ students can request if they are in crisis     
  • Funds for students to attend the Lavender Law Conference and Career Fair
  • Funds for students to participate in the Williams Institute Annual Moot Court 

Classroom Experience

  • Offers courses that include but do not focus exclusively on LGBTQ+


  • School has a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Faculty Committee


This law school provides all-gender-inclusive restroom(s), which include the following features:

  • In main law school building
  • ADA accessible

Local Community

  • LGBTQ+ specific events   
  • Pride events 
  • Readily identifiable LGBTQ+ owned businesses         
  • Readily identifiable LGBTQ+ friendly businesses (e.g., pride flag sticker)    

Navigating Bowen School of Law

Questions about financial aid

UA Little Rock’s Financial Aid Office

Questions about LGBTQ+ resources available on and/or off campus

Office of Student Affairs
Rebecca Nugent

Questions about usage of chosen name or pronouns

Office of Records    
Lisa Layman 

Questions about connecting with LGBTQ+ student organization(s)

Office of Student Affairs
Rebecca Nugent

Questions about connecting with LGBTQ+ alumni

Office of External Relations
Wanda Hoover         

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