About Town

UA Little Rock Leader – Lori Burrows

Photography by Sarah Oden

Why UA Little Rock?

   “After being out of the country for more than two years with the Peace Corps, I missed my family and my home state. I only applied to UA Little Rock Bowen School of Law and thanks to the exposure the law school gave me to various opportunities, my husband and I decided to raise our family here.

   I do not have the type of role that most think of when they think of a lawyer, but the writing and critical thinking skills law school helped me hone are essential to my ability to do my job well and ensure Arkansas Electric Cooperative Corporation continues to provide reliable, affordable and responsible electricity – an essential public service – to more than a million Arkansans every day. The Bowen School of Law prepared me well for my role, even though I never dreamed I would be doing it!

   The best part of UA Little Rock is the community it has given me. I work, volunteer, and spend time with people connected to the university and I am grateful for those relationships. The university attracts talent, both in the student body as well as among the faculty and staff, and they contribute meaningfully to our city and state.”

   Affordable and relevant, a great metropolitan university is critical to the infrastructure of a vibrant city. It also requires a strong alumni association that’s engaged in civic and business leadership throughout the Capital City. UA Little Rock boasts both – with a shared vision for the future. As UA Little Rock celebrates the success of its alumni, the university and alumni reflect on the role the institution plays in the continued economic development of Central Arkansas and the wealth of knowledge is offer current students.

Lori Burrows
‘04, J.D.
Vice President & General Counsel, Arkansas Electric Cooperatives

Inviting Arkansas

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