Information Announced for Second Public Service Academy

The Arkansas Bar Association and the University of Arkansas Clinton School of Public Service, in association with UA Little Rock William H. Bowen School of Law and the University of Arkansas School of Law, have announced dates for the 2nd Public Service Academy for member lawyers and law students who are interested in public service in any capacity.

The Public Service Academy will be limited to approximately 25 diverse, statewide participants, including law students. Applications for the Public Service Academy are due September 3 and can be found online. There will be a $100 fee for those selected. Scholarships are available upon request.

The selected applicants will participate in two sessions;

  • November 12-13 in Little Rock, Ark.
  • February 18-19 in Fayetteville, Ark.

Applications are due by Friday, September 3. Questions can be directed to

The Public Service Academy is chaired by Nate Looney (’12), co-chair of the inaugural Public Service Academy, and Michael Goswami. Vice-chairs are Skye Martin and Madhav Shroff (’19), graduates of the inaugural class of Public Service Academy.

The steering committee includes former Chief Justice Howard Brill, Vincent Foster Professor of Legal Ethics & Professional Responsibility at the University of Arkansas School of Law; Circuit Judge Earnest Brown; House Speaker Matthew Shepherd; and Maggie Benson (’14), co-chair of the inaugural Public Service Academy.

The Public Service Academy is sponsored by the University of Arkansas Law School, the University of Arkansas at Little Rock William H. Bowen School Law, Rose Law Firm, Brian Rosenthal, as well as the Civil Litigation and the Government Practice Sections of the Arkansas Bar Association.

Founded in 1898, the Arkansas Bar Association is the premier legal association in the state. As a voluntary organization of more than 5,000 members, the Association’s primary mission is to support attorneys; advance the practice of law; advocate for the legal profession; foster professionalism, civility, and integrity; and protect the rule of law.



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