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Bowen Alumni Connection
September 2016
Bowen Welcomes Top-Notch New Class
A few weeks ago, the UALR William H. Bowen School of Law welcomed in its newest class of future lawyers. New students participate in "First Week" - an extra week of law school designed to help our newest students transition and begin developing peer networks that are essential to their success. This week features activities, classes and study group meetings that allow students to get accustomed to law school, meet their professors and get better acquainted with their classmates.
This year's students have made their way to Bowen from 53 different colleges and universities in 15 different states and represent 41 different undergraduate majors. This class includes former teachers, reporters and veterans from all five branches of the military. 
This year's incoming class of 144 students (190 FT, 35 PT) represents an impressive 23% increase in enrollment over last year. Bowen is one of only fifteen schools in the country (out of 205) where enrollment is up greater than 20%.
"We're thrilled to have each and every student at Bowen," said Bowen Dean Michael Hunter Schwartz. "The large increase in enrollment and the academic strength of the students is a direct result of the hard work of faculty, educational staff and current students."
Health Care Policy and the Law Symposium to be Held Sept. 30
The inagural Health Care and the Law Symposium, entitled Access to Health Care in Arkansas, will be held Sept. 30, from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the UALR William H. Bowen School of Law.
The three-year symposium series is made possible by a donation to Bowen by Arkansas Blue Cross Blue Shield. The symposium is designed to foster thoughtful, intellectual debate about health care issues in Arkansas and the goal is to promote informed policy making and to establish a platform for generating research projects.
Lecture and panel discussions will cover a variety of issues relating to access to health care and some of the presentations will be published in UALR Bowen's Arkansas Journal of Social Change and Public Service.
Special speakers include former Congressman Dr. Vic Snyder; John Selig, former director of Arkansas DHS, Rich Huddleston, Executive Director of Arkansas Advocates for Children and Families; Scott Pace, Executive Vice President and CEO of the Arkansas Pharmacists Association; Rick George, Senior Director of Benefits at J.B. Hunt Transport Services, Inc.; Dr. Gregory H. Bledsoe, Surgeon General for the State of Arkansas; and Professor Kathleen Holk, University of Maryland School of Law.
Registration is $20 in advance online or $30 on the day of the symposium. Lunch and snacks will be provied. 
For more information, call 501-324-8873 or email law@ualr.edu.
Bowen Launches Business Law Certificate
The UALR WIlliam H. Bowen School of Law has created an innovate, new opportunity for its JD students: a concentration certificate in business law. The certificate includes three courses taught to MBA students through UALR's College of Business and was created based on input from practicing lawyers.
The program requires more coursework and more experiential learning than other law schools' certificate programs, making it arguably the most rigorous law school program of its kind. The three-course business school requirement also distinguishes the certificate program; students must take courses in business fundamentals, finance and accounting — critical knowledge, according to practicing lawyers, needed by new lawyers in the field.
The new certificate is one of the many ways Bowen has successfully collaborated with other UALR departments and colleges to create innovative programs that enrich the law school's offerings.
"We are lucky," said Dean Michael Hunter Schwartz. "UALR has recognized the need for a law school in Little Rock and has offered us an incredible opportunity to expand our educational offerings to make sure Bowen students, as well as UALR students as a whole, have the tools to pursue careers they love."
Message from Career Services

On July 1, 2016 Career Services finished the transition from our software management system Symplicity, to a new system, HIRE Bowen. With the change to HIRE Bowen we are creating a new process to tailor job postings for our more experienced graduates.

HIRE Bowen will be a tool for current students and recent grads. Alumni will have access to this system for three years after graduation.

For alumni with three or more years of experience you may visit our Career Services website, http://ualr.edu/law/career-services/recent-job-postings/, and browse current job postings. We will also begin to send out a monthly reminder to check the job postings and update you on Career Services events.

Career Services is also here to provide you with resume review, a job search strategy planning session or tips on salary negotiation. You are welcome to stop in anytime or email law-career@ualr.edu to make an appointment.

Bowen students appreciate alumni involvement and enjoy learning about your career path and area of expertise. Career Services is always looking for alumni who are interested in volunteering to be a mentor to a first-year law student or helping with our annual mock interview day.

If at any time you wish to unsubscribe from the alumni job posting email please email law-careers@ualr.edu with the subject line “unsubscribe from alumni jobs”.

Dean Eric Walker - efwalker@ualr.edu
Upcoming Alumni Events
September:
Friday, Sept. 30 - Healthcare Symposium Sponsored by Arkansas Blue Cross Blue Shield. Tickets available here.
October:
Saturday, Oct. 15 - Alumni Event in Washington, D.C. hosted by Randi & The Honorable Tim Hutchinson
Friday, Oct. 21 & Monday, Oct. 24 - Student Dine-Arounds with alumni by area of practice
Thursday, Oct. 27 - Young Alumni Kick Off Bash (2006-2016), Lost Forty Brewing, 5:30 - 7 p.m., Sponsored by Wright Lindsey Jennings                                                                                                
Alumni Updates
Jeremy Bueker, '01 opened a new office, Jeremy Bueker Attorney at Law, in Stuttgart, AR. 
Cory Biggs, '10 has joined ForwARd ARkansas as associate director.
Amber Crouch, '10 joined Crews & Associates Inc. of Little Rock as the new senior compliance officer.
John W. Ahlen IV, '14 joined the Arkansas State Bank Department as bank chief council.

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