Applications accepted for third Public Service Academy during 2024

LITTLE ROCK -- The Arkansas Bar Association and the University of Arkansas Clinton School of Public Service, in association with UA Little Rock Bowen School of Law and the University of Arkansas School of Law, recently announced the Third Public Service Academy for member lawyers, law students, and individuals who are interested in public service in any capacity.

The Public Service Academy will be limited to about 25 diverse, statewide participants including law students, according to a news release. Applications for the Public Service Academy are due Nov. 24 and can be found at

There will be a $100 fee for those selected. Scholarships are available upon request.

The selected applicants will participate in two sessions: one in Little Rock, Jan. 19-20, and one in Fayetteville, March 8-9.

The Public Service Academy is chaired by Madhav Shroff and Skye Martin, with assistance from vice-chairs Trent Minner and Caitlin Campbell, all graduates of the Public Service Academy.

The steering committee includes former Chief Justice Howard Brill, Vincent Foster Professor of Legal Ethics & Professional Responsibility at the U of A School of Law; Circuit Judge Earnest Brown; House Speaker Matthew Shepherd; and Nate Looney and Michael Goswami, chairs of the second Public Service Academy.

The Public Service Academy is sponsored by the University of Arkansas Law School, UA Little Rock Bowen School of Law, Rose Law Firm, and Brian Rosenthal.