School of Law
1045 W. Maple St.
Robert A. Leflar Law Center
University of Arkansas
Fayetteville, AR 72701
Phone: (479) 575-5601
Phone: (479) 575-3149
Nate Coulter is the first Distinguished Practitioner-in-Residence at the University of Arkansas School of Law. Since his graduation from Harvard Law School in 1985, Professor Coulter has been a recognized leader in Arkansas public service, politics, and private practice.
Professor Coulter is the former Chairman of the Arkansas Bar Association Board of Governors, former Chairman of the Legal Services of Arkansas Board, former Chairman of the Interest on Lawyers Trust Accounts Foundation Board, member of the Arkansas Access to Justice Commission, and twice has been appointed by the U.S. District Court to Merit Selection Committees to interview and recommend candidates for Magistrate Judgeship in Arkansas. He was one of the founders of Our House, a Little Rock homeless shelter that since 1987 has focused on providing job skills to foster clients' employment prospects and independence. In addition, he has served as a board member of Arkansas Advocates for Children and Families, Arkansas NCCJ and JCA, and Central Arkansas Library System.
After earning his J.D., Professor Coulter clerked for U.S. District Court Judge G. Thomas Eisele. He then served as Assistant Legal Counsel to then-Governor Bill Clinton, helping to organize and craft the Governor's legislative package. As Chairman of Arkansas Election Law Commission 1990, he helped bring in the state's first early voting statute. In 1992, he was campaign manager for the re-election of U.S. Senator Dale Bumpers. He was elected Democratic nominee for Lieutenant Governor of Arkansas in 1993.
Admitted to practice before all state and federal courts in Arkansas and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit, Professor Coulter is a native of Nashville, Arkansas, and has served as a partner in the law firm of Wilson, Engstrom, Corum & Coulter since 1993.