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1045 W. Maple St.
Robert A. Leflar Law Center
Waterman Hall
University of Arkansas
Fayetteville, AR 72701

Phone: (479) 575-5601

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Student Organizations

Arkansas Trial Lawyers Association

The Arkansas Trial Lawyers Association (ATLA) is a group committed to improving the quality of legal representation for Arkansas families by providing high quality legal education and by keeping abreast of legislative and judicial activities.

ATLA also helps to educate citizens about their legal rights through its Speakers Bureau and a variety of other informative programs, publications and community service projects.

2013-14 Officers

  • Andrew Tarvin, President
  • Quinten Whiteside, Vice President
  • Britta Stamps, Treasurer
  • Kylie Wiley, Secretary

Asian Pacific American Law Students Association

Mission Statement

  • To educate, represent and advocate the interests of APA law students and Asian Pacific Americans
  • To educate and promote a deeper understanding of the political, financial, social and historical role, contributions, and status of Asian Pacific Americans in America
  • To encourage participation, leadership and community service amongst Asian Pacific Americans
  • To serve as part of a national network of communication among the APA law student community for fostering the exchange of ideas and information
  • To provide an opportunity for fellowship among its members and broaden career development opportunities for APA law students
  • To encourage cooperation with other organizations of minority law students
  • To inspire students, law students and legal professionals to serve the interests and aspirations of Asian Pacific Americans and other under-represented peoples

2012-13 Officers

  • President: Benjamin Xiong (zxiong@uark.edu)
  • Vice-President: Brian Waldrup (bwaldrup@uark.edu)
  • Secretary: Will Patton (dxp012@uark.edu)
  • Treasurer: Rob Naumoff (rnaumoff@uark.edu)
  • Public Relations Officer: Joshua Manuel (jmanuel@uark.edu)

Business Law Society

The purpose of this organization is to promote the University of Arkansas School of Law and its students to legal practitioners and business community, and also to make students aware of potential opportunities available to them in the many different areas of business law. The Business Law Society will try to attract corporate executives, corporate legal counsels, and legal practitioners to speak and educate members of Business Law Society and law students about various opportunities available to them in business law.

2011-2012 Officers

  • President: Heather Kees
  • Vice President: Ben Barnett
  • Treasurer: Alexandra Kosmitis
  • VP of Event Planning: Kelsey Eaton
  • Public Relations: Lizzie Cook

Black Law Student Association

The members of the Arkansas Black Law Students Association (BLSA) chapter work as a collective body to inform students of the availability and advantages of a legal education, promote the academic success of black law students at Arkansas, and increase the awareness and commitment of the legal profession to the black community.

2012-13 Officers

  • President: Ashley Porter
  • Vice President: Kourtney Cooke
  • Treasurer: Jonathan Brown
  • Secretary: Angela May
  • Historian: Brian Waldrup

Contact BLSA at blsa@uark.edu.

Board of Advocates

The Board of Advocates is a student based organization that is limited to a maximum of thirty (30) outstanding third year law students who have demonstrated considerable skill and interest in oral advocacy. The primary responsibility of the Board of Advocates is to facilitate all intra-school competitions in addition to assisting in the selection and operation of all inter-school competitive traveling teams representing the University of Arkansas Law School.

  • Chair: Bryan Fisher (bdfisher@uark.edu)
  • Vice-Chair: Caitlin Savage
  • Secretary/Treasurer: Dwayne Hedges

Board of Advocates 2012-13 Schedule of Events

Christian Legal Society

Christian Legal Society, founded in 1961, is a national non-profit organization serving thousands of Christian attorneys, judges, law professors, law students, and paralegals. The Society’s purpose is to inspire, encourage, and equip lawyers and law students, both individually and in community, to proclaim, love, and serve Jesus Christ through the study and the practice of law. On the University of Arkansas campus, CLS is committed to serving the law school community by providing a place where Christians can gather to express their faith, serve others, and demonstrate God’s love and power through fellowship and service projects. Some of our yearly activities include a Thanksgiving fundraiser and bringing in speakers to talk about practicing law as a Christian.

  • President: David Bingham
  • Vice-President: Latosha Wilkes
  • Secretary: Kaleigh Davis
  • Treasurer: Cody Kees

Delta Theta Phi

Officers for 2012-13 are:

  • Dean: Caitlin Savage (cesavage@email.uark.edu)
  • Vice-Dean: Bryan Fisher
  • Exchequer: Scot Allison
  • Clerk of the Rolls: Lesley Haught
  • Bailiff: Adam Jackson
  • Tribune: Mikey Truong

Environmental Law Society

The Environmental Law Society (ELS) was formed by law students in 2001. It is committed to developing an awareness in the student body of legal and policy issues affecting the human environment, and promoting discussion from all policy backgrounds affecting these issues, which are of profound interest to Arkansas as it experiences great changes affecting its rich natural heritage. Working with the faculty in environmental law, particularly Professor Sheppard, and taking advantage of the resources of the National Center for Agricultural Law Research and Information, the ELS develops activities both for its members and for the benefit of the law school and university community, including lectures by visiting speakers, local specialists, and the faculty.

2010 Officers

  • President: Elizabeth Richardson
  • Vice President: Liz Gunsaulis
  • Treasurer: Kyle Reynolds
  • Secretary: Justin Downum
  • Social Chair: David Gelman

Equal Justice Works

2012-13 Officers

  • Co-Chairs: Kyle Wasser; Maranda White
  • Vice-Chair: Matt Mathis
  • Secretary: Ariel Flood
  • Treasurer: Rob Naumoff
  • PR/Fundraising: Kaylee Haywood
  • Communication Co-Chairs: Mackenzie Arnold; Adam Lichtenberger

Federalist Society

2011-2012 Officers

  • President: Whitfield Hyman
  • VP: Josh Mostyn
  • Treasurer: Aaron Cash
  • Secretary: –

Hispanic Law Student Association

2013-14 Officers

  • President: Vanessa Tapia

International Law Society

2012-13 Officers

  • President: Zoe Naylor (znaylor@uark.edu)
  • Vice President: Allyson Pait
  • Treasurer: Whit Cox
  • Secretary: Sarah Creasman
  • Publicity: Braden Land

Law Young Democrats

  • President: Joseph Charlson
  • Vice President: Kylie Wylie
  • Treasurer: Bo Smith
  • Communications Chair: Rebecca Bryson

Phi Alpha Delta – Garland Chapter

Phi Alpha Delta is a worldwide legal fraternity founded in 1902. Today it is one of the largest of its kind with over 200,000 members across the globe. The purpose of P.A.D. is to form a strong bond uniting students and teachers of the law with members of the Bench and Bar in a fraternal fellowship designed to advance the ideals of liberty and equal justice under law; to stimulate excellence in scholarship; to inspire the virtues of compassion and courage; to foster integrity and professional competence; to promote the welfare of its members; and to encourage their moral, intellectual, and cultural advancement; so that each member may enjoy a lifetime of honorable professional and public service.

2012-13 Officers

  • Chief Justice: Sam Darby
  • Vice Justice: Robert Goins
  • Treasurer: Kelsey Lovewell
  • Clerk: Caroline Mitchell
  • Marshall: Brandi Woods

Phi Delta Phi

One of the three largest national legal fraternities that maintains an active chapter in the law school. Membership is open to all interested students.

2010 Officers

  • President: Jeremy Disotell
  • Vice President: Erin Monahan
  • Treasurer: Justin Kavalir
  • Secretary: Greg Northen
  • Historians: Brandy Ward and Grant Ballard

Student Animal Legal Defense Fund

Officers

  • President: Erin Shirl
  • Vice President: Ginger Jackson
  • Secretary: Liz Mashie-Gunsaulis
  • Treasurer: Catherine Shock

Student Bar Association

The Student Bar Association (SBA) is composed of all members of the student body. The SBA provides a number of student services and sponsors a variety of academic and social activities. The officers of the Student Bar Association are elected by the student body at large.

2013-14 Officers

  • President: Asa King
  • Vice President: Mary Buckley
  • Secretary: Madeline Key
  • Treasurer: Jadyn Cleveland
  • American Bar Association Representative: Jarid Kinder
  • Arkansas Bar Association Representative: Chris Brown
  • Faculty Liason: Allison Blake
  • Women and Minoritites Representative: Brittany King
  • Public Service Officer: Geoff Hamby
  • 3L Representative: Kourtney Cooke
  • 2L Representative: Kolby Harper
  • 1L Representative (Section 1): To Be Elected 9/10/2013
  • 1L Representative (Section 2): To Be Elected 9/10/2013

Women’s Law Student Association

The Women Law Student Association (WLSA) was organized to provide women an opportunity to discuss and work with common professional interests and problems. Membership is open to all students. The philosophy and activities of the organization are as varied as its membership.

2012-13 Officers

  • President: Kira Geslin (kgeslin@uark.edu)
  • Vice-President: Brandi Wiltse (bwwiltse@uark.edu)
  • Treasurer: Marissa Amerine (mamerine@uark.edu)
  • Secretary: Christina Lasdavanh (clasdava@uark.edu)
  • 2L Representative: Amanda Isbell (aisbell@uark.edu)
  • Community Service Chair: Natalie King (nxk006@uark.edu)
  • Faculty Advisor: D’lorah Hughes (dlhughes@uark.edu)
  • Faculty Advisor: Sharon Foster (sfoster@uark.edu)

School of Law

1045 W. Maple St.
Robert A. Leflar Law Center
Waterman Hall
University of Arkansas
Fayetteville, AR 72701

Phone: (479) 575-5601

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