School of Law
1045 W. Maple St.
Robert A. Leflar Law Center
University of Arkansas
Fayetteville, AR 72701
Phone: (479) 575-5601
Associate Professor of Law
Phone: (479) 575-7159
Office: WATR 251
Professor Tim Tarvin teaches the Federal Practice Clinic, the Transactional Clinic and the General Practice Clinic. He serves in the Arkansas Bar Association House of Delegates and is a member of the Association's Technology Committee and Legal Services Committee. He has served on the Arkansas Supreme Court Task Force on Public Access to Court Records and on the Arkansas Supreme Court Committee on Continuing Legal Education.
He has spoken at local, regional and national conferences on the academic use of document assembly software and expert systems and has served as a panelist and presenter on web-based continuing legal education, co-authoring an article on that topic. He is a frequent lecturer and panelist on legal technology, nonprofit organizations and bankruptcy.
Following his admission to practice in 1976 he served as deputy prosecuting attorney, bankruptcy trustee, juvenile judge, and municipal judge before joining the School of Law faculty in 1993. Professor Tarvin is admitted to practice before the Arkansas Supreme Court, United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit, and United States District Courts for Arkansas, Oklahoma, and Texas. He belongs to the American Bar Association, the Arkansas Bar Association, the National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys, and the Washington County Bar Association. He earned his B.A. in business and economics from Hendrix College and his J.D. from the University of Arkansas School of Law.
"Bankruptcy, Relocation, and the Debtor's Dilemma: Preserving Your Homestead Exemption Versus Accepting the New Job Out of State," 43 Loy. U. Chi. 141 (2011).
"Preserving Tax Exempt Status For Your Nonprofit Client", 2010 Ark. L. Notes 121 (2010) (peer-edited).
"A Step-By-Step Guide To Chapter 7 Consumer Bankruptcy In Arkansas From The Debtor's Perspective," 2009 Ark. L. Notes 183 (2009) (peer-edited).
"Designing and Developing Web-Based Continuing Legal Education", Legal Reference Services Quarterly, Vol. 23/(2/3) 171 (2004) (with Brescia, Jackson and Ott).