Law Faculty, Students Attend Arkansas Bar Foundation Scholarship Dinner in Little Rock
Margaret Sova McCabe and Will Foster with University of Arkansas School of Law students at the 2020 Arkansas Bar Foundation Scholarship Dinner in Little Rock.
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – University of Arkansas School of Law Dean Margaret Sova McCabe and Associate Dean for Academic Affairs Will Foster accompanied students to Little Rock on Feb. 7 for the Arkansas Bar Foundation's Annual Scholarship Dinner.
The foundation awards approximately 40 endowed law school scholarships annually to students at the University of Arkansas School of Law and the University of Arkansas Little Rock William H. Bowen School of Law. It also supports an Arkansas Bar Foundation Professorship at each of the schools.
The U of A's 28 scholarship recipients include seven second-year students and 21 in their third year. They are from New York, Texas and 14 counties in Arkansas. The group is active in 22 law student organization and activities. Eight have worked as teaching and/or research assistants during law school, two were in the school's inaugural class of Summer Public Service Fellows and collectively, they have participated in more than 60 work experiences for more than 40 separate law firms, courts, governmental organizations and nonprofits.
"This is always such an accomplished and eclectic group of students," said Foster, the Arkansas Bar Foundation Professor of Law. "They have studied and volunteered all over the world, have a wide variety of interests and have already touched many lives. They will be terrific representatives for the University of Arkansas and the state a whole as they move into their legal careers."
This is Foster's third consecutive year in the professorship. Faculty members are selected for this honor based on outstanding teaching and excellence in scholarship in Arkansas law. During their one-year appointments, Arkansas Bar Foundation Professors are expected to contribute to the legal profession in Arkansas by building strong relationships between the faculty and state's bench and bar.
"Professor Foster is an award-winning teacher, productive scholar, effective mentor and terrific administrator and colleague," McCabe said. "His service as the Arkansas Bar Foundation Professor is very much a reflection of his commitment to Arkansas and the future of the legal profession in the state and beyond."
The Arkansas Bar Foundation was established in 1958 to support efforts at improving the administration of justice. The 501(c)(3) organization is dedicated to improving justice for all Arkansans by promoting education, literary, scientific and charitable purposes.
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