University of Arkansas School of Law

1045 W. Maple Street
Robert A. Leflar Law Center
Fayetteville, AR 72701, USA
Phone: 479.575.3102 | Fax: 479.575.3937
Email: lawadmit@uark.edu | Website: law.uark.edu

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

The University of Arkansas prohibits discrimination against and harassment of its students, faculty, and staff, or any applicant for employment. It is the policy of the University of Arkansas to provide an educational and work environment in which thought, creativity, and growth are stimulated, and in which individuals are free to realize their full potential through equal opportunity. The university should be a place of work and study for students, faculty, and staff, that is free of all forms of discrimination, sexual intimidation, and exploitation. Therefore, the University of Arkansas is committed to providing equal opportunity for all students and applicants for admission and for all employees and applicants for employment regardless of race, age, gender, sex (including pregnancy), religion, national origin, marital or parental status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal or state law. In addition, discrimination in employment on the basis of genetic information is prohibited. Please refer to Nondiscrimination Policy for the complete text of the nondiscrimination policy.

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

The University of Arkansas prohibits discrimination against and harassment of its students, faculty, and staff, or any applicant for employment. It is the policy of the University of Arkansas to provide an educational and work environment in which thought, creativity, and growth are stimulated, and in which individuals are free to realize their full potential through equal opportunity. The university should be a place of work and study for students, faculty, and staff, that is free of all forms of discrimination, sexual intimidation, and exploitation. Therefore, the University of Arkansas is committed to providing equal opportunity for all students and applicants for admission and for all employees and applicants for employment regardless of race, age, gender, sex (including pregnancy), religion, national origin, marital or parental status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal or state law. In addition, discrimination in employment on the basis of genetic information is prohibited. Please refer to Nondiscrimination Policy for the complete text of the nondiscrimination policy.

Does your law school provide gender-neutral restrooms?

Yes

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

Yes. For information, contact the faculty advisor:

Professor Jordan Woods
Phone: 479.575.5601
Email: jbwoods@uark.edu

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

Professor Jordan Woods
Phone: 479.575.5601
Email: jbwoods@uark.edu

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

Not indicated

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

The Law and Sexuality course explores legal issues surrounding sexuality. The course objectives are to: 

  1. Provide an introduction to several different areas of the law involving sexuality and gender identity/expression.
  2. Reflect critically on the ways in which the law historically and currently regulates and constructs sexuality and gender.

Key areas include legislation, constitutional law, criminal law, and family law.

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?

No