As a recent graduate of UALR’s William H. Bowen School of Law, I feel comfortable saying that Bowen students aren’t usually excited about law school rankings. Until someone decides to publish a list that ranks something like “Proximity to Malvern, Arkansas,” “Likelihood to be Attacked by a Goose,” or “Weirdest Yard Sculpture,” Bowen is unlikely to rank anywhere near the top of a list.
So I was pleasantly surprised to see that Bowen made this list published by the National Jurist of the “Best Value Law Schools.”
Unfortunately, we’ll have to wait until the September print issue to know whether Bowen scored an A, A-, or B+. Apparently National Jurist does not understand that Bowen no longer recognizes the validity (or existence) of letter grades.