Prospective Students Learn About Law School at Fall Open House

School of Law Fall Open House attendees listen at Hartman Hotz Lecture featuring Justin Driver.
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School of Law Fall Open House attendees listen at Hartman Hotz Lecture featuring Justin Driver.

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – Nearly 40 students considering law school attended the University of Arkansas School of Law Fall Open House on Friday, Nov. 1. Undergraduates from the University of Arkansas, U of A Fort Smith, U of A Little Rock, Arkansas Tech University, Harding University and Northeastern State University in Tahlequah spent the afternoon learning about the joys and rigors of legal education. 

"It was an exciting afternoon showing our guests around and helping them get to know the law school," said Spencer Bowling, director of admissions. "We wanted to give them a full schedule with varied audiences so they could learn as much as possible in just a few hours."

The half-day event included talks with current law students and faculty members, tours of the school and law library, a presentation from the student success team, a session with members of the admissions staff and a presentation by Dean Margaret Sova McCabe.  

The students also went to this fall's Hartman Hotz Lecture in Law and Liberal Arts presented by Justin Driver, professor of law at Yale University.

Attending the Hartman Hotz Lecture added an additional component, illustrating the School of Law's collaboration with other units across campus as well as other law schools across the country. The lecture, "Are Public Schools Becoming Constitution-Free Zones," was followed by a panel discussion among Driver, Robert Anthony Maranto, professor and Endowed Chair in Leadership in the Department of Educational Reform in the College of Education and Health Professions, and William D. Schreckhise, associate professor and chair of the Department of Political Science in the J. William Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences.

"We know visiting a campus makes a significant difference in the law school a student ultimately choses," McCabe said. "We hope that by meeting our students, faculty and staff, these future lawyers feel welcome here, understand that students are at the center of all that we do, and that understanding will be part of their decision process when they pursue legal education."

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Darinda Sharp, director of communications
School of Law


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