Dear friends and colleagues: October flew by because so much was happening. Read more about recent events and RSVP for upcoming events.
Bowen Invites Applications for Next Dean of Law School
The University of Arkansas at Little Rock (UA Little Rock) invites applications for the position of Dean of the William H. Bowen School of Law. The search committee, chaired by Paula J. Casey, Professor Emerti, will accept applications through December 1, 2022. For more information about the position and application information, click the button below.
Fall Student Dine-Arounds
Bowen Alumni and Friends hosted 60 current students at the Fall Student Dine-Arounds on October 24. Hosts discussed their post-law school experiences, paths to careers, and answered questions from students interested in similar areas of practice. A big THANK YOU to this year's hosts:
Drew Benham, Brianna Cook, Tracey Crenshaw, Chad Cumming, Piper Fortune, Sarah Giammo, Sierra Glover, Mark Hagemeier, Megan Hargraves, Shelby Howlett, Will James, Caitlin Leggett, Melanie McClure, Abtin Mehdizadegan, SaraCate Moery, Sam Piazza, John Rainwater, Terra Sabag, Scott Schrader, John Shram, Madhav Shroff, Carrie Smith, and Elisa White.
If you'd like to volunteer to host a student dine-around next semester (February 20, 2023) click the button below.
Young Alumni Kickoff Reception
Bowen Young Alumni Board hosted classes 2012-2022 for the first reception of the academic year at Rockwater Marina on October 20. Thank you to our sponsor, whLaw, for making such a great event possible. Event space was provided by Jackson Law Firm.
Director Kristen Minton, Assistant Dean Wanda Hoover, and the Office of Alumni and Development welcomed graduates to celebrate passing the February and July 2022 Bar Exams. The event was held at Director Minton's home. Welcome to our newest alumni and congratulations to those who passed the Bar Exam.
Speaker Welcomed for Diversity Week Presentation
Professor César Cuauhtémoc García Hernández, a leading expert on the history and legality of criminalizing immigration, spoke to a crowd of students, faculty, staff, and guests on October 19. The presentation, Crimmigration: The Intersection of Criminal Law and Immigration Law, was free and open to the public. If you'd like to receive notifications of events like this, please make sure we have your current email address.
Dean's Holiday Party 2022
Please join us for the annual Dean's Holiday Party. This year is special: We're honoring retiring faculty John DiPippa, Philip Oliver, Ranko Oliver, and Tom Sullivan. This event is one of our favorites and we are so happy to be back in person this year. RSVP by November 30 to attend.
- December 8 - Dean's Holiday Party
February 23 - Young Alumni Happy Hour, co-sponsored by ARlaw Partners, PLLC , the Arkansas Bar Association Young Lawyers Section, and davisdrew, LLC
- March 3 - Bowen Alumni CLE & Day at the Races (CONFIRMED), sponsored by Brenda Simpson, Legacy Law Group, and Amber & Courtney Crouch
April 13 - Young Alumni & 3L Happy Hour, co-sponsored by Gill Ragon Owen, P.A. and the Arkansas Municipal League (more sponsors needed)
- June 2 - Atlanta Alumni Dinner, sponsored by Akins Doherty, The Doherty Law Firm
Chris Palmer ('85) has been named the 2022 Arkansas JLAP Distinguished Service Award Honoree.
Rita Wooley ('89) passed away on October 28, 2022.
John Wyvill ('91) has joined Cox Communication as Governmental Affairs Manager.
Bob Sexton ('96) was recognized by Ouachita Baptist University as an Outstanding Alumni.
Lorielle Gutting ('07) started a new position as Chief Counsel at the U.S. Army Environmental Command.
Shayla Kizzar ('09) has joined Sodexo, Inc., Denver University, as Controller.
Dixie Quinn Nelson ('12) has joined the Arkansas Board of Review as a staff attorney.
Lee Lowther ('13) and Angela Cole Lowther ('13) welcomed a baby girl, Laura.
Daniel Hay ('14) was promoted to Senior Contracts Manager at Hubbell Incorporated.
April Cotton ('16) has joined Hall Booth Smith, P.C. as an Associate Attorney.
Betsy Hickman ('16) has joined ARlaw Partners as a Staff Attorney.
Sydney Rasch ('19) and Presley Turner ('19), Turner & Rasch, were recognized as Outstanding Young Professionals Class of 2022 at the Finest Gala benefitting the Arkansas chapter of Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.
Alex Denker ('21) has joined Hosto & Buchan, PLLC as an Associate Attorney.
Dalton Swindell ('21) has joined Quattlebaum, Grooms & Tull PLLC as an associate in the Little Rock Office.
Caleb Alexander-McKinzie ('22) has been promoted to League Attorney at the Arkansas Municipal League.
Ryan Joyner ('22) accepted a position as Judicial Law Clerk for the Honorable Susan Weaver.
Andrew Weir ('22) has joined Laser Law Firm, P.A. as an Associate Attorney.
Congratulations to all of our alumni featured in the 2022 Arkansas Money & Politics Legal Elite:
- Gary Green ('78)
- Hugh Crisp ('85)
- Rufus Wolff ('85)
- Bryan Brown ('88)
- W. Lance Owens ('89)
- Karey Gardner ('94)
- Bob Sexton ('96)
- Pam Epperson ('98)
- Erika Ross Gee ('01)
- Brad J. Williams ('04)
- James Bargar ('05)
- Vanessa Cash Adams ('07)
- Kaycee Green ('09)
- Justin Zachary ('09)
- Amber Davis ('11)
- Joe Denton ('12)
Ashley Stepps ('12)
- Beau Britton ('13)
- Landon T. Sanders ('16)
- Taylor A. Stockemer ('17)
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