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WILLIAM H. BOWEN SCHOOL OF LAW


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Required curriculum Bowen students take courses in the sequence outlined below. They must also complete at least one elective course that satisfies the upper-level writing requirement and one elective course that satisfies the policies and perspectives requirement. Full-time Division First Year Spring Semester Fall Semester Civil Procedure II 3 Civil Procedure I 2 Contracts II 3 Contracts I 3 Legal Research II 1 Legal Research I 1 RWA II 2 RWA I 2 Property II 3 Property I 3 Criminal Law 3 Torts 4 Total 15

Total 15


Second Year Spring Semester Fall Semester Lawyering Skills II Lawyering Skills I 2 Legal Profession Constitutional Law 4 Electives Evidence 3 Electives 4-7 Total

3 2 8-11 13-16

13-16

13-16

Spring Semester Electives

13-16

Total

13-16

Total

13-16

Part-time Division First Year Spring Semester Fall Semester Contracts II 3 Contracts I 3 Criminal Law 3 Torts 4 Legal Research II 1 Legal Research I 1 RWA II 2 RWA I 2 Legal Profession* 2 *may be deferred to a later semester Total 9-11 Total 10 Second Year Spring Semester Fall Semester Civil Procedure II 3 Civil Procedure I 2 Property II 3 Property I 3 Electives 2-6 Constitutional Law 4 Electives 0-3 Total

9-12

Total

8-12

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Total Third Year Fall Semester Electives


Third Year Fall Semester Spring Semester Lawyering Skills I 2 Lawyering Skills II Evidence 3 Electives Electives 3-7 Total Fourth Year Fall Semester Electives

8-12

Spring Semester Electives

8-12

Total

8-12

Total

8-12

8-12

3 5-9

Total

8-12


Course Offerings Alternative Dispute Resolution Alternative Dispute Resolution Family Mediation Seminar Interviewing and Counseling Mediation Clinic Mediation Seminar

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Business and Commercial Administrative Law Advanced Taxation Bankruptcy Law Business Associations Chapters 11 and 13 Business Reorganization Commercial Paper Transactions Construction Law Contracts I Contracts II Corporate Taxation Drafting Contracts

Employee Benefits Law Employment Discrimination Employment Law Federal Income Taxation Insurance Law International Business Transactions Law and Economics Seminar Law and Entrepreneurship Partnership Taxation Patent and Trade Secret Law Real Estate Finance Real Estate Transactions Sales Transactions Secured Transactions Securities Regulation State & Local Taxation White Collar Crime Workers’ Compensation


Civil Practice Advanced Civil Procedure Advanced Litigation Advanced Litigation Clinic Alternative Dispute Resolution Civil Procedure I Civil Procedure II Conflict of Laws Evidence Federal Jurisdiction Lawyering Skills I Lawyering Skills II Litigation Clinic Moot Court Competition Class Moot Court Travel Remedies Civil Rights Advanced Torts-Media Law Seminar Animal Law Seminar Civil Liberties Conflict of Laws Constitutional Law Critical Race Theory Seminar Disability Law Employment Discrimination Federal Jurisdiction First Amendment: Church/State First Amendment: Free Speech/Free Press Freedom of Information/Access to Government Seminar Immigration Law Jurisprudence

Poverty Law Sexual Harassment Law Seminar Criminal Law Arkansas Criminal Trial Practice Capital Punishment Seminar Criminal Law Criminal Procedure Post Trial Process Criminal Procedure Pretrial Process Criminal Procedure Trial Process Criminal Procedure: Sentencing Evidence Film and Criminal Law (Law & Film) Mediation Clinic Race and the Criminal Justice System Seminar White Collar Crime Elder Law Administrative Law Alternative Dispute Resolution Bioethics Seminar Decedents’ Estates & Trusts Disability Law Employee Benefits Law Estate and Gift Taxation Estate Planning Family Law Family Mediation Seminar Health Law Insurance Law Interviewing & Counseling Prudent Investing of Trusts


Environmental Law Arkansas Water Law and Policy Public Service Seminar Environmental Law Federal Jurisdiction Land Use Natural Resources Law Water Law

General Practice Administrative Law Advanced Torts-Media Law Seminar Alternative Dispute Resolution Arkansas Criminal Trial Practice Bankruptcy Law Business Associations Criminal Law Criminal Procedure Post Trial Process

Government Practice Administrative Law Freedom of Information/Access to Government Seminar Immigration Law Legislation Local Government Natural Resources Law Public International Law

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Family Law Advanced Litigation Clinic Alternative Dispute Resolution Bankruptcy Law Decedents’ Estates & Trusts Estate Planning Family Law Federal Income Taxation Interviewing & Counseling Litigation Clinic Mediation Clinic Prudent Investing of Trusts

Criminal Procedure Pretrial Process Criminal Procedure Trial Process Criminal Procedure: Sentencing Decedents’ Estates & Trusts Drafting Contracts Estate and Gift Taxation Estate Planning Family Law Federal Income Taxation Federal Jurisdiction Interviewing & Counseling Litigation Clinic Local Government Prudent Investing of Trusts Real Estate Finance Real Estate Transactions Sales Transactions Secured Transactions Torts Workers’ Compensation


Health Care Administrative Law Alternative Dispute Resolution Bioethics Seminar Disability Law Health Law Law and Psychiatry Public Health Law Intellectual Property Administrative Law Cyber Law Intellectual Property Patent and Trade Secret Law Trademark Practicum

International Law International Business Transactions Introduction to International Law Public International Law Labor and Employment Disability Law Employee Benefits Law Employment Discrimination Employment Law Immigration Law Workers’ Compensation Litigation Advanced Civil Procedure Advanced Litigation Advanced Litigation Clinic Alternative Dispute Resolution Civil Liberties Conflict of Laws Employment Discrimination Employment Law Environmental Law Federal Jurisdiction Freedom of Information/Access to Government Seminar Jury Selection Moot Court Competition Class Moot Court Travel National Trial Competition Products Liability Remedies

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Government Regulation Administrative Law Disability Law Environmental Law Freedom of Information/Access to Government Seminar Health Law Immigration Law Land Use Local Government Natural Resources Law Patent and Trade Secret Law Securities Regulation Workers’ Compensation


Real Estate Construction Law Decedents’ Estates & Trusts Drafting Contracts Environmental Law Estate and Gift Taxation Estate Planning Land Use Local Government Natural Resources Law Property I Property II Prudent Investing of Trusts Real Estate Finance Real Estate Transactions Skills Advanced Legal Research Advanced Legal Writing Advanced Litigation Advanced Litigation Clinic Advanced Tax Clinic Chapters 11 & 13 Business Reorganization Drafting Contracts Externships Jury Selection Lawyering Skills I Lawyering Skills II Legal Research I Legal Research II Litigation Clinic Mediation Clinic Moot Court Competition Class

Moot Court Travel National Trial Competition Preparing for the Bar Exam Real Estate Transactions Reasoning, Writing & Advocacy I Reasoning, Writing & Advocacy II Tax Clinic Taxation Advanced Taxation Corporate Taxation Estate and Gift Taxation Estate Planning Federal Income Taxation Partnership Taxation State & Local Taxation Tax Clinic Tax Policy


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WILLIAM H. BOWEN SCHOOL OF LAW 1201 McMath Avenue Little Rock, AR 72202 ualr.edu/law

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Curriculum and Courses