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

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

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If you’re already burning a hole in your pocket with LSAT prep courses and application fees, attending the University of Arkansas at Little Rock William H. Bowen School of Law may be the saving grace for your wallet.

Tuition is a bargain at $13,351.50 per year, and out-of-staters receive in-state tuition prices through non-resident scholarships. The school also has the only part-time/evening program in the state, and tuition for part-time students is $8,901. Now, add a quality education to the mix, and you’ve got yourself a great deal. That’s why preLaw magazine has named University of Arkansas at Little Rock a Best Value school for seven years running.

“In addition to being a Best Value Law School, Bowen offers experiential learning courses for every student, including several innovative clinical courses,” said Dean Theresa Beiner. Bowen is also a Best School for Public Service, and we have the only concurrent JD/Masters in Public Service in the country.”

The average debt upon graduation is $65,931, eighth lowest in the nation.

In addition to an affordable education, students receive a personal education. The University of Arkansas at Little Rock provides specialized mentors for students. Mentors, who are usually members of the local legal community, help students with career planning, resume workshops and, of course, networking. Incoming students also have the opportunity to participate in small-group study sessions led by upper level students. The school has programming aimed at financial and physical health and wellness, including a gym and fitness classes on the law school campus. 

“Bowen’s core values are access to justice, professionalism, and public service,” Beiner said. “Our students have chances to work hands-on in these areas from day one.” 

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75th Percentile1553.64
25th Percentile1473.03
Financial Profile
Tuition Part-time$8,901$19,530
Living Expenses
Median grant$7788
Percent receiving grants70.80%
Estimated net tuition
Employment & Bar Exam Profile
Post-grad employment 86.70%
NJ Employment58.05%
Bar Passage76.47%
Academic Profile
Best Law Schools 2018: Best Value: 
Alternative Dispute Resolution
Business, Corporate, Banking
Criminal Law and Procedure
Employment and Labor Law
Environmental/Natural Resource Law
Estate Planning
Family Law/Child & Family
Governmental Affairs and Regulations
Health Law
Intellectual Property Law
International Law
Public Interest/Social Justice
Public Policy
Real Estate Transactions
Tax Law
Trial Advocacy