Law Alumni Society
The Law Alumni Society is a group of friends and alumni of the University of Arkansas who undertake projects to support the goals of the School of Law. Each year, the society co-sponsors the Alumni Reunion Weekend in Fayetteville and the Alumni Luncheon held in conjunction with the Arkansas Bar Association annual meeting in Hot Springs. These events provide opportunities to engage and reconnect with friends and fellow alumni.
Any graduate from the School of Law who has joined the Arkansas Alumni Association is automatically a member of the Law Alumni Society, which is led by a board of directors. Each board member is selected for a three-year term, and the officers are elected by the board members to serve one-year terms. The board sponsors five awards to recognize alumni and friends for their service to the legal community and law school, which are presented during the Alumni Luncheon.
Law Alumni Society 2020-21 Board of Directors
President Blake Pennington (term ends 2025)
Blake Pennington (J.D. ’08) grew up in Bryant, Arkansas, and moved to Fayetteville in 2001 to attend the University of Arkansas. He received a bachelor’s degree in business administration, magna cum laude, from the Sam M. Walton College of Business in 2005 and graduated from the University of Arkansas School of Law in 2008. He has been a member of the Law Alumni Society Board since July 2019.
Prior to joining the City Attorney’s Office in January of 2014, He was in private practice in Northwest Arkansas. He is a member of the International Municipal Lawyers Association, the Washington County Bar Association, the Arkansas City Attorneys Association, the Rotary Club of Fayetteville, and the Board of Directors of Peace at Home Family Shelter. He is also a past Fayetteville Planning Commissioner and former chairman of the Fayetteville Telecommunications Board.
Vice President Suzanne Clark (term ends 2023)
Suzanne Clark (J.D. ’08) Prior to founding the Clark Law Firm, located in Fayetteville, Arkansas, Suzanne G. Clark was an attorney at the largest national law firm in the state. Ms. Clark received Bachelor of Science in chemical engineering from the University of Connecticut and was awarded her Juris Doctor summa cum laude by the University of Arkansas School of Law in 2008. Prior to her legal career, she worked in the semiconductor industry as a process engineer and then in senior management, which provided her with valuable first-hand insights into various business affairs. In 2013, Ms. Clark was appointed by Governor Beebe to serve as a special associate justice on a case appearing before the Arkansas Supreme Court. The Arkansas Supreme Court appointed Ms. Clark to the Civil Practice Committee in 2014. Admitted to practice before all state and federal Arkansas courts, Ms. Clark is also admitted to practice before the U.S. Supreme Court.
Ms. Clark has been very active the in the Arkansas Bar Association and was elected by its state-wide membership to serve as its President for 2018-2019, after having served in its House of Delegates and the Board of Governors. Ms. Clark maintains an active teaching profile, having taught products liability as an adjunct professor at the University of Arkansas School of Law as well as a skills course in litigating medical negligence claims. She is a former member of the board of directors of the Northwest Arkansas Free Health Center, and she serves on the board of trustees of the Fayetteville Public Library. As a contributor to several distinguished publications, including the Encyclopedia of the Supreme Court of the United States, she maintains an active role as a writer for prominent journals.
Secretary/Treasurer Erin Feller (staff)
|Bob Balfe ‘94||2023|
|Jana Carter ‘99||2024|
|Lance Cox ‘98||2025|
|West Doss ‘86||2023|
|Robert Edwards ‘72||2024|
|Margaret Foster ‘88||2023|
|Mieka Hatcher ‘96||2024|
|Hadley Hindmarsh ‘07||2023|
|Torri Jacobus ‘05||2024|
|Gary Jefferson ‘72||2025|
|Shawn Johnson ’04||2023|
|Nikki Baker-Limore ‘02||2024|
|Katie Rose Martin ‘19||2023|
|John Martin ’80||2023|
|Kristin Pawlik ‘99||2024|
|Jeff Pence ’72||2023|
|Tennille Webb ’10||2023|
|Brice White ‘09||2024|