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Dean Cynthia Nance on the UA School of Law & Changing Technology

Cynthia Nance joined the UA School of Law in 1994 as an assistant professor and was named dean in November after serving as interim dean since July 2022. read more >

Blacks Eye Seats on Appellate CourtsLock Icon

A Black candidate has never been elected to the Arkansas Supreme Court. A group of plaintiffs hopes to change that with a federal lawsuit. read more >
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Jobs Come With Catch: No Jumping To a RivalLock Icon

Noncompete contract clauses draw scrutiny, but often prevail. read more >
Alena Allen, interim dean of the University of Arkansas School of Law
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Alena Allen Named Interim Dean of UA School of Law

She's a Yale-educated law professor whose research has focused on health policy and critical feminist theory. read more >
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David Mitchell Jr. Elected Managing Member of Rose Law Firm

He's one of the youngest managing members in the firm's history. read more >
Dean Margaret Sova McCabe has plans for the University of Arkansas School of Law.

Margaret Sova McCabe to Step Down as University of Arkansas Law School Dean

An interim dean will be named and Interim Provost Terry Martin will convene a committee to search for the new permanent dean. read more >
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What Exactly Is an NFT? A Sellable Digital MomentLock Icon

Unique digital assets fuel market that exploded to $2 billion in Q1 of this year. read more >
Dean Margaret Sova McCabe has plans for the University of Arkansas School of Law.
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Arkansas Law Schools Prepare to Go Largely Digital

Law professors at the UA School of Law and the UA Little Rock’s Bowen School of Law spent their summer vacations preparing for both in-person and online classes, a trend that could continue after the pandemic fades. read more >
Michael Hollomon and Eric Wailes
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Couple Gives $500K for Law And Sexuality Fund at UA

A $500,000 planned gift from Michael Hollomon and Eric Wailes of Fayetteville will create the Richard B. Atkinson Law and Sexuality Fund in the University of Arkansas’ School of Law. read more >
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The Bar Is for Service (Brian Rosenthal Commentary)

The Arkansas Bar Association is initiating a Public Service Academy for member lawyers who seek to serve in any capacity, including on school boards and city councils, with volunteer organizations or in the legislative, judicial or executive branch. read more >
Dean Margaret Sova McCabe has plans for the University of Arkansas School of Law.
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UA Law Dean Margaret Sova McCabe Encourages Public Service

Margaret Sova McCabe, the new dean of the University of Arkansas School of Law, wants to help law students who want to help others. read more >
Theresa Beiner, incoming dean of the Bowen School of Law at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, and Margaret Sova McCabe, incoming dean of the University of Arkansas School of Law

New Law School Deans Begin Work July 1

Both of Arkansas’ law schools will have new deans when the 2018-19 academic year begins July 1. read more >
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Mayflower RV Case Awards Defy Precedent, Appeal SaysLock Icon

A $1 million judgment awarded to the widow of a man who died cleaning up debris following the 2014 Mayflower tornado could be the subject of an Arkansas Supreme Court review of decades of legal precedent. read more >
Howard W. Brill made an ethics presentation recently questioning the propriety of lawyers’ use of GoFundMe.
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Howard Brill Questions Legal Ethics of GoFundMe

Howard Brill, the renowned University of Arkansas School of Law professor, told a group of attorneys last week that he was troubled by a case involving a Little Rock lawyer who started a GoFundMe campaign to fund a lawsuit. read more >
Cynthia Nance
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Cynthia Nance Recognized by American Bar Association (Movers & Shakers)

Cynthia Nance of Fayetteville has been chosen to receive the American Bar Association’s 2018 Margaret Brent Women Lawyers of Achievement Award. read more >
Kendel Grooms
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Deleted Texts Bring Sanctions in Turner Grain Case

A Lonoke County Circuit judge recently sanctioned K.B.X. Inc. of Benton, which is being sued by farmers who allegedly lost millions dealing with Turner Grain Inc., finding that K.B.X. intentionally deleted employees’ text messages. read more >
Tim Tarvin
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Even in Bankruptcy, College Debt Stands

Generally, student loans aren’t discharged in bankruptcy, leaving borrowers with the debt after they’ve gone through the process. That could be a problem for the growing number of borrowers. read more >
The bumper stickers on David Couch’s file cabinets provide hints as to his political leanings.
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Marijuana Rx May Put Guns Out of Reach

Even if Arkansas voters approve the use of medical marijuana in November, the drug still will be considered an illegal controlled substance by the federal government. And that could cause legal problems for users and sellers of marijuana, according to law professors. read more >
Stacy Leeds
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UA Law School Dean Stacy Leeds on What’s Leading Law Students Into Business & Industy Roles

Stacy Leeds has been dean and professor at the UA School of Law since 2011. read more >
Stacy Leeds
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Arkansas Bar Exam Pass Rates Up

The bar exam passage rates increased slightly in Arkansas in 2015, bucking a national trend. read more >