was founded to support the African American Legal Community. The organization changed its name to W. Harold Flowers Law Society in 1981 to honor William Harold Flowers, Sr., a Pine Bluff, AR civil rights icon. W. Harold Flowers, Sr., fought for and achieved change in Arkansas with the legal prowess he showed in the desegregation of the first former confederate state law school, the University of Arkansas School, the University of Arkansas School of Law in Fayetteville.
Although the W. Harold Flowers Law Society is primarily focused on assisting licensed African-American attorneys in Arkansas, law school students and law school professors are encouraged to become members. As an organization, we strive to embody a community of African-American law professionals playing an active role in the local community. The law society acts as a the state’s affiliate for the National Bar Associations.