Michael Schwartz, currently associate dean of the Washburn Law School in Topeka, Kan., will become dean of the UALR Bowen School of Law July 1. Paula Casey will continue to serve as interim dean until then.
To a debate about affirmative action at the UALR Law School add some figures from the dean that indicate black students at the school are doing quite well, despite some suggestions about ill effects of presumed affirmative action admission policies. /more/
Robert Steinbuch, a faculty member at UALR's Bowen Law School has sued UALR and the law school dean, Michael Schwartz, to get student data he'd been denied after making a Freedom of Information Act request. /more/
Here's a Monday lunch break movie worth checking out:
At noon Monday at the Friday Courtroom of the UALR Bowen Law School by MacArthur Park, the Black Law Students Association and the Arkansas Journal of Social Change and Public Service will screen "The Memphis 13: the Story of the Civil Rights Movement’s Smallest Pioneers." /more/
A federal court has blocked the University of North Carolina from enforcing the anti-LGBT North Carolina law intended to block transgender people from using bathroom and other facilities for their gender identity.
The Presbytery of Arkansas, the governing body for Presbyterian churches in the northern two-thirds of Arkansas, met Saturday at Clarksville and adopted a resolution urging Gov. Asa Hutchinson to veto SB 202, which is aimed at preventing local government from passing anti-discrimination laws to protect gay people. The Presbytery also expressed its opposition to a pending House bill that, in the name of "conscience," would protect those who discriminate against gay people.
Little Rock School Board member Leslie Fisken's blast of most fellow board members as rude, arrogant and dysfunctional — first reported here yesterday — has drawn a letter of response from new Board member Jim Ross. He disagrees with Fisken point by point.
This just in from state Education Department: Today, Commissioner Johnny Key reached an agreement with Dr. Dexter Suggs that resulted in Dr. Suggs’ immediate resignation as superintendent of the Little Rock School District.
The University of Texas opened classes in Austin this week with a bit of student protest. The "Cocks Not Glocks" campaign encourages students to carry dildos and sex toys to mock the beginning of a new state law that allows concealed weapons on campus.
On residency requirements for LRPD officers and why many of his officers choose to live outside the city, community policing, mass incarceration, juvenile justice, assault rifles and gun control and more.
We take a visit to the weekly hot check court in Sherwood District Court, the subject of a recent civil rights lawsuit filed by ACLU Arkansas and others, who say the system there results in a modern-day debtor's prison