Derek Lamar Fisher is an American basketball coach and former player, the head coach for the Los Angeles Sparks of the Women's National Basketball Association. He played professionally in the National Basketball Association for 18 seasons, spending the majority of his career with the Los Angeles Lakers, with whom he won five NBA championships, he has served as president of the National Basketball Players Association. Fisher played college basketball for the Arkansas–Little Rock Trojans, earning the Sun Belt Conference Player of the Year in 1996. Selected by the Lakers with the 24th pick in the 1996 NBA draft, he spent his first eight seasons with the franchise, winning three consecutive league championships with teammates Kobe Bryant and Shaquille O'Neal and coach Phil Jackson. After the 2003–04 NBA season, he signed as a free agent with the Golden State Warriors being traded to the Utah Jazz, whom he helped lead to the Western Conference finals. Due to his daughter's health, he asked to be released from his contract in 2007.
He won two more NBA titles with Bryant and Jackson. In 2012, he was traded to the Houston Rockets, where he bought out his contract and was waived at his request, he joined the Oklahoma City Thunder for the remainder of the season, playing for the 2012 NBA championship in his eighth Finals appearance. After signing with the 2012–13 Dallas Mavericks he played only nine games before being injured and asking to be released from his contract, he rejoined the Oklahoma City Thunder for another late season push. He re-signed with them in the off-season and played in a team-high 81 regular-season games for the team in 2013–14; the following season, he was hired as the head coach of the New York Knicks by Jackson, who had become the team's president. He was fired in 2016, has since been featured as a broadcast television analyst on Turner Sports' NBA programming. Fisher joined Spectrum SportsNet for the 2016-17 NBA season to work as an in-studio analyst for the Los Angeles Lakers. On January 19, 2017, Fisher was announced as one of the analysts for Turner Sports' new Players Only programming slate.
Fisher is the all-time NBA record holder in playoff games played. While playing for the Lakers, he hit a buzzer beater with 0.4 second left in game 5 of the 2004 Western Conference Semifinals against the San Antonio Spurs, which the NBA lists as the 18th-greatest playoff moment of all time. Derek Fisher was born in Arkansas, he attended Parkview Arts and Science Magnet High School in Little Rock, where he was a letterman in basketball. He went on to attend the University of Arkansas at Little Rock for four years, with a major in communications. Fisher concluded his collegiate career at Arkansas-Little Rock second on the school's all-time lists in points and steals, he averaged 12.4 points, 4.4 rebounds and 4.2 assists over 112 games and led the team in assists and steals every year. Fisher set a school record for free throws made in a career and ranked third among all-time UALR leaders in three-point field goals made; as a senior, he earned Sunbelt Conference Player of the Year honors after averaging 14.5 points, 5.2 rebounds and 5.2 assists per game.
In 2005, Fisher pledged $700,000 to UALR towards the construction of its Jack Stephens Center auxiliary gym, since named in his honor, the establishment of the Fisher Fellows Life Skills program, a mentoring series for UALR student-athletes. Fisher was selected 24th overall in the 1996 NBA draft by the Los Angeles Lakers, spent his first eight seasons with them, he made his NBA debut in an early season game against the Phoenix Suns, tallying 12 points and five assists. Over the course of his rookie season, Fisher appeared in 80 games, averaging 3.9 points, 1.5 assists, 1.2 rebounds. He was selected to the Schick Rookie Game during the All-Star Weekend in Cleveland and had 16 points and six assists. In the 1997 -- 98 season, Fisher started 36 of 82 games, he started all 13 games in the playoffs and averaged 6 points per game as the Lakers advanced to the Western Conference Finals before losing to the Utah Jazz in 4 games. In the lockout-shortened 1998–1999 season, Fisher played in all 50 games and started in 21 serving as a backup for veteran Derek Harper.
Fisher would once again start in all of the Lakers' playoff games, posting averages of 9.8 points and 4.9 assists per game as the Lakers advanced past the Houston Rockets in the first round before falling to the San Antonio Spurs in the second round in 4 games. Phil Jackson became the Lakers' head coach prior to the 1999–2000 season, with him brought veteran point guard Ron Harper, who had started for three of Jackson's Chicago Bulls championship teams. Jackson preferred big guards. Being both smaller and playing more like a traditional point guard, not being much of a shooter, Fisher worked hard on his shooting during the offseason to increase his value to the new coach, he started in 22 of 78 games for the season, backing up Kobe Bryant when injured. The Lakers advanced to the NBA Finals and defeated the Indiana Pacers in 6 games to win the 2000 NBA championship, Fisher's first. Due to a stress fracture in his right foot, Fisher missed the first 62 games of the 2000–01 season. During his absence, the Lakers were not winning as as the previous season, which led to teammates Bryant and Shaquille O'Neal rekindling their feud over the team's offense.
Assistant coach Bill Bertka, believed a key factor in the team's struggles was the team's defense without Fisher. Fisher returned on March 13, 2001, upgrading the Lakers' defense, he started the final 20 games of the season, averaging 11.5 points per game
William H. Bowen School of Law
The UA Little Rock William H. Bowen School of Law is a public law school, part of the University of Arkansas at Little Rock; the school is both American Bar Association accredited and a member of the Association of American Law Schools. The school awards the Juris Doctor degree in part-time programs, it follows a traditional doctrinal curriculum while blending hands-on practice into the student experience. The first year begins with the Bowen Student Success Program and the Professional Mentor Program where students are matched with a practicing lawyer or judge. Before graduating, students are required to take skills courses such as Evidence and Lawyering Skills I & II, required to participate in an externship or clinic, are encouraged to participate in the Bowen Concurrent Bar Preparation Program; the first law school established in Arkansas was in Little Rock. However, politics caused the school faculty to reform themselves as a private law school in the 1910s. Subsequently, the state law school in Fayetteville was established.
The private law school disbanded in the 1960s. The latest incarnation of the law school started as a part-time program, an extension of the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville School of Law, by 1975 was given autonomy and became a unit of the University of Arkansas at Little Rock; the school resided in various locations the old Federal Courthouse in downtown Little Rock. The building was adjacent to the Pulaski County Courthouse, which afforded students the chance to see law in action. However, the facility was plagued with poor parking and was insufficient to handle the growing student population; the law school's current campus is located adjacent to MacArthur Park, near the Arkansas Center for Fine Arts. The historic building was built for the medical school of the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences and was extensively renovated in 1992 for the law school; the law school is named after William H. Bowen, a former dean, important figure in the administration of former Arkansas Governor and 43rd President of the United States, Bill Clinton.
The School offers the following course concentrations: A law firm inside the law school, the Legal Clinic enables students to work with real clients, the community, the court system. Below are the Clinics that students can participate in at the UALR William H. Bowen School of Law: Consumer Protection Clinic Litigation Clinic Delta Clinic Tax Clinic Mediation Clinic Business Innovation Clinic Special Education Mediation Clinic General Pro-Bono Mediation Clinic Early Intervention Mediation Clinic Arkansas Youth Mediation Program Applications: 665 Enrolled: 139 GPA: 3.53/3.04 LSAT: 155/147 Bar Passage Rate: 81.6% The law school is located in downtown Little Rock and is the only law school in Arkansas's capital city. It is just minutes from Arkansas's largest law firms, corporations and federal courts, the Arkansas State Capitol building. Other attractions include MacArthur Park, Arkansas Center for Fine Arts, Clinton School of Public Service, World Services for the Blind, Heifer International, restaurants, Little Rock River Market District, the Clinton Presidential Library.
The school is home to the Pulaski County Law Library, making it the only metropolitan law school library, the library for a county. The law school is housed separately from the main campus of the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, is located at 1201 McMath Avenue. Best Value Law School - 2011-2017 Best Public Interest Law School Top 20 Most Innovative Law Schools Most Influential People in Legal Education Top 10 Lowest Tuition Rates Best Schools for Public Service Careers Best Legal Writing Programs Best Part-Time Programs Best Law School for Public Service Careers Top 5 Regional Law School for Latina/o Students Top 5 Law Schools for Black Students in the Southern Region The School of Law publishes three legal journals and a legal guidebook: The Journal of Appellate Practice and Process UALR Law Review Arkansas Journal of Social Change and Public Service Legal Guide for Arkansas Nonprofit and Volunteer Organizations Full-Time Tuition for residents is $15,161 and non-residents is $30,676.
Part-Time Tuition for residents is $10,605 and non-residents is $20.948. The law school offers scholarships up to full tuition; the law school tuition is among the lowest in the nation. Bowen Law is ranked as one of the 10 lowest alumni debt upon graduation by the USNWR, ranks as the 6th lowest Law School Transparency estimated debt-financed cost of attendance. According to Bowens's official 2015 ABA-required disclosures, 52% of the Class of 2015 obtained full-time, long-term, JD-required employment nine months after graduation; the law school has over forty five student organizations. These include the American Bar Association Law Student Division, American Constitution Society, Arkansas Association of Women Lawyers-Law Student Division, Arkansas Bar Association Law Student Division, Arkansas Trial Lawyers Association, Asian Pacific American Law Student Association, Black Law Students Association, Bowen Athletic Department, Bowen Lambda, Christian Legal Society, Delta Theta Phi Legal Fraternity, Environmental Law Society, Federalist Society, Hispanic Law Students Association, Intellectual Property Law Society, International Law Society, Irish American Law Students Society, J. Reuben Clark Society, Law Review, Moot Court Board, Out of State Student Association, Phi Alpha Delta, Part-time Student Association, Pulaski County Bar Association, Student Division, Public Interest Law Society and Entertainment Law Society, "Street Law" Ment
University of Arkansas System
The University of Arkansas System comprises six campuses within the state of Arkansas. Over 50,000 students are enrolled in over 188 undergraduate and professional programs; the entire system carries the name University of Arkansas. Nonetheless, to avoid confusion with its flagship campus in Fayetteville, the system refers to itself as the University of Arkansas System and the Fayetteville campus refers to itself as the University of Arkansas. Arkansas School for Mathematics and the Arts Cammack Campus, site of the system headquarters in Little Rock University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture Arkansas Agricultural Experiment Station Cooperative Extension Service Arkansas Archeological Survey Criminal Justice Institute, University of Arkansas System Winthrop Rockefeller Institute The original and flagship campus was established in Fayetteville as Arkansas Industrial University in 1871 under the 1862 Morrill Land-Grant Colleges Act; the system now includes both of the state's land-grant colleges, as UAPB was designated as such under the 1890 Morrill Act.
The Division of Agriculture and UAM's forestry programs contribute to the system's land-grant mission. The Division of Agriculture includes the statewide Arkansas Agricultural Experiment Station and the Cooperative Extension Service. AAES and CES were managed by the dean of the College of Agriculture and Home Economics on the Fayetteville campus until 1959, when the Board of Trustees established the statewide Division of Agriculture as a unit of the U of A System; the University of Arkansas System as an organized educational alliance could be said to date from the founding of UAPB or UAMS joining the system. The Division of Agriculture was established in 1959 as a statewide system unit with its own line-item appropriation from the state Legislature. University of Arkansas President David Wiley Mullins, along with the Board of Trustees, brokered a series of mergers in the late 1960s; the Little Rock and Monticello campuses joined the system in 1969 and 1971, UAPB returned to the system in 1972.
In 1975, a University of Arkansas Board of Trustees policy adopted the name "University of Arkansas System" as an alternative identification for the system, along with the present names of the campuses, in order to allow the Fayetteville campus to continue its identification as the "University of Arkansas". The policy has been amended over the years; the administrative offices for the University of Arkansas System are located in Little Rock. Up until 1982, the president was the chief administrative officer of the Fayetteville campus and the University of Arkansas System. In 1982, the position of chancellor was created to be the top administrator at the Fayetteville campus, the title of president referred only to the University of Arkansas System. University of Arkansas System
Victor Frederick "Vic" Snyder is an American politician, the U. S. Representative for Arkansas's 2nd congressional district from 1997 to 2011, he is a member of the Democratic Party. Vic Snyder was born in Oregon, he is a graduate of Medford High School and attended college at Willamette University in Salem, where he was a member of Kappa Sigma. In 1967, after two years of college, Snyder volunteered for the United States Marine Corps, he served in Vietnam with Headquarters Company of the US 1st Marine Division during the Vietnam War. He attained the rank of corporal. Snyder earned a degree in Chemistry in 1975 from Willamette and earned his medical degree from the University of Oregon Health Sciences Center in Portland, Oregon in 1979. Snyder moved to Little Rock and served his residency at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. In 1982 after completing his residency he worked as a family practice physician for 15 years. During this time he travelled overseas to volunteer his medical services at Cambodian refugee camps in Thailand, Salvadoran refugee camps in Honduras, Ethiopian refugee camps in Sudan.
From 1985 to 1988 Snyder attended the University of Arkansas at Little Rock School of Law to obtain his law degree while still maintaining his medical practice. In 1990 Snyder ran for a seat in the Arkansas legislature and served in that body until 1996. In the Arkansas legislature, Snyder stepped into one of his earliest legislative controversies when he attempted to repeal the state's aged "Sodomy Laws". However, his efforts failed, the sodomy laws stayed in effect until the state Supreme Court struck it down in Jegley v. Picado in March 2001. Committee on Armed Services Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee on Military Personnel Committee on Veterans' Affairs Subcommittee on Health Joint Economic CommitteeSnyder focuses on many traditionally liberal issues, including a particular interest in support for veteran's and military families, he has a liberal voting record for being an elected politician from the South and otherwise conservative-leaning Arkansas. Snyder voted against the Federal Marriage Amendment, the ban on partial-birth abortions, banning lawsuits against gun manufacturers and distributors, bankruptcy reform, drilling in ANWR, on October 10, 2002, he was among the 133 members of the House who voted against authorizing the invasion of Iraq.
In addition, Snyder was one of only two Congressmen to vote against prosecuting Saddam Hussein. On issues of free and expanded trade, Snyder differs with his party his Southern populist colleagues, he has opposed legislation cracking down on Wal-Mart, headquartered in Bentonville, Arkansas. Snyder was elected to the U. S. House of Representatives in 1996 and was reelected in 1998, 2000, 2002, 2004, 2006 and 2008. Snyder announced on January 15, 2010 that he would retire at the conclusion of his term which ends in 2010. A SurveyUSA poll released January 15, 2010 showed him trailing his Republican challenger, Tim Griffin, by 17 points. During the 2008 presidential campaign, like most Arkansas Democrats, Snyder endorsed former U. S. Senator and former First Lady of Arkansas Hillary Clinton for President. Snyder, in 2003 married The Reverend Betsy Singleton a United Methodist minister at Little Rock's Quapaw Quarter United Methodist Church, they have four children, all boys, named Penn, Aubrey and Sullivan.
The latter three are triplets. Biography at the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress Profile at Vote Smart Financial information at the Federal Election Commission Kappa Sigma Famous Alumni
Arkansas is a state in the southern region of the United States, home to over 3 million people as of 2018. Its name is of Siouan derivation from the language of the Osage denoting their related kin, the Quapaw Indians; the state's diverse geography ranges from the mountainous regions of the Ozark and the Ouachita Mountains, which make up the U. S. Interior Highlands, to the densely forested land in the south known as the Arkansas Timberlands, to the eastern lowlands along the Mississippi River and the Arkansas Delta. Arkansas is the 33rd most populous of the 50 United States; the capital and most populous city is Little Rock, located in the central portion of the state, a hub for transportation, business and government. The northwestern corner of the state, such as the Fayetteville–Springdale–Rogers Metropolitan Area and Fort Smith metropolitan area, is a population and economic center; the largest city in the state's eastern part is Jonesboro. The largest city in the state's southeastern part is Pine Bluff.
The Territory of Arkansas was admitted to the Union as the 25th state on June 15, 1836. In 1861, Arkansas withdrew from the United States and joined the Confederate States of America during the Civil War. On returning to the Union in 1868, the state continued to suffer due to its earlier reliance on slavery and the plantation economy, causing the state to fall behind economically and socially. White rural interests continued to dominate the state's politics until the civil rights movement. Arkansas began to diversify its economy following World War II and relies on its service industry, poultry, tourism and rice; the culture of Arkansas is observable in museums, novels, television shows and athletic venues across the state. People such as politician and educational advocate William Fulbright; the name Arkansas was applied to the Arkansas River and derives from a French term, the plural term for Quapaws, a Dhegiha Siouan-speaking Native American people who settled in Arkansas around the 13th century.
This comes from an Algonquian term, /akansa/, for the Quapaws, is also the root term for Kansas. The name has been spelled in a variety of fashions. In 1881, the pronunciation of Arkansas with the final "s" being silent was made official by an act of the state legislature after a dispute arose between Arkansas's two U. S. senators as one favored the pronunciation as AR-kən-saw while the other favored ar-KAN-zəs. In 2007, the state legislature passed a non-binding resolution declaring that the possessive form of the state's name is Arkansas's, followed by the state government. Arkansas borders Louisiana to the south, Texas to the southwest, Oklahoma to the west, Missouri to the north, Tennessee and Mississippi to the east; the United States Census Bureau classifies Arkansas as a southern state, sub-categorized among the West South Central States. The Mississippi River forms most of Arkansas's eastern border, except in Clay and Greene, counties where the St. Francis River forms the western boundary of the Missouri Bootheel, in many places where the channel of the Mississippi has meandered from its original 1836 course.
Arkansas can be split into two halves, the highlands in the northwest half and the lowlands of the southeastern half. The highlands are part of the Southern Interior Highlands, including The Ozarks and the Ouachita Mountains; the southern lowlands include the Arkansas Delta. This dual split can yield to general regions named northwest, northeast, southeast, or central Arkansas; these directionally named regions are broad and not defined along county lines. Arkansas has seven distinct natural regions: the Ozark Mountains, Ouachita Mountains, Arkansas River Valley, Gulf Coastal Plain, Crowley's Ridge, the Arkansas Delta, with Central Arkansas sometimes included as a blend of multiple regions; the southeastern part of Arkansas along the Mississippi Alluvial Plain is sometimes called the Arkansas Delta. This region is a flat landscape of rich alluvial soils formed by repeated flooding of the adjacent Mississippi. Farther away from the river, in the southeast portion of the state, the Grand Prairie consists of a more undulating landscape.
Both are fertile agricultural areas. The Delta region is bisected by a geological formation known as Crowley's Ridge. A narrow band of rolling hills, Crowley's Ridge rises from 250 to 500 feet above the surrounding alluvial plain and underlies many of the major towns of eastern Arkansas. Northwest Arkansas is part of the Ozark Plateau including the Ozark Mountains, to the south are the Ouachita Mountains, these regions are divided by the Arkansas River; these mountain ranges are part of the U. S. Interior Highlands region, the only major mountainous region between the Rocky Mountains and the Appalachian Mountains; the highest point in the state is Mount Magazine in the Ouachita Mountains, which rises to 2,753 feet above sea level. Arkansas has many rivers and reservoirs within or along its borders. Major tributaries of the Mississippi River include the Arkansas River, the White River, the St. Francis River; the Arkansas is fed by the Mulberry River and the Fou
The Pac-12 Conference is a collegiate athletic conference that operates in the Western United States, participating in 24 sports at the NCAA Division I level. Its football teams compete in the Football Bowl Subdivision, the higher of two tiers of NCAA Division I football competition; the conference's 12 members are located in the states of Arizona, Colorado, Oregon and Washington. They include each state's flagship public university, four additional public universities, two private research universities; the modern Pac-12 conference formed after the disbanding of the Pacific Coast Conference, whose principal members founded the Athletic Association of Western Universities in 1959. The conference went by the names Big Five, Big Six, Pacific-8, Pacific-10; the Pac-12 moniker was adopted in 2011 with the addition of Utah. Self-billed as the "Conference of Champions", the Pac-12 has won more NCAA national championships in team sports than any other conference in history; the top three schools with the most NCAA team championships are members of the Pac-12: Stanford, UCLA, USC, in that order.
Washington's national title in women's rowing in 2017 was the 500th NCAA championship won by a Pac-12 school. The current commissioner of the conference is Larry Scott. Scott replaced Thomas C. Hansen, who retired in July 2009 after 26 years in that position. Prior to joining the Pac-10, Scott was CEO of the Women's Tennis Association; the Pac-12 has twelve full member institutions. Football is the only sport where the conference is split into two divisions, the North Division and the South Division; the Pac-12's members are spread evenly between 3 regions, with 4 schools each in California, the Pacific Northwest, the Four Corners region. Endowment figures from the University of California Endowment Report. † Total University of Colorado System Endowment The Pac-12 has three affiliate member institutions in California. Note Cal State Bakersfield announced it would become a men's soccer affiliate starting in 2013, but never went through with those plans, accepting an invitation to become an all-sports member of the Western Athletic Conference, which sponsors men's soccer in 2013.
The school will maintain its Pac-12 affiliation in wrestling. No school has left the Pac-12 since its founding as the AAWU in 1959. Two members of the PCC were not invited to join its successors. Eight of the twelve member schools are members of the Association of American Universities, including all four California-based schools; the only FBS conference with more AAU members is the Big Ten with 13 out of 14 member institutions having AAU membership. University of Arizona University of California, Berkeley University of California, Los Angeles University of Colorado Boulder University of Oregon University of Southern California Stanford University University of WashingtonAdditionally, these member schools are highly ranked nationally and globally by various groups, including the Academic Ranking of World Universities and Times Higher Education World University Rankings. Total revenue includes ticket sales and donations, rights and licensing, student fees, school funds and all other sources including TV income, camp income and novelties.
Total expenses includes coach and staff salaries, scholarships and grounds, maintenance and rental fees, team travel and uniforms, conference dues, insurance. The following table is updated to show institutional reporting to the Department of Education as shown on the DOE Equity in Athletics website for the 2013–14 academic year; the national ranking of revenue is based on 2075 institutions reporting to the Department of Education that year. Source: http://ope.ed.gov/athletics. The roots of the Pac-12 Conference go back to December 2, 1915, when the Pacific Coast Conference was founded at a meeting at the Imperial Hotel in Portland, Oregon. Charter members were the University of California, University of Washington, University of Oregon, Oregon Agricultural College; the PCC began play in 1916. One year Washington State College joined the league, followed by Stanford University in 1918. In 1922, the PCC expanded to eight teams with the admission of Idaho. Montana joined the Conference in 1924, in 1928, the PCC grew to 10 members with the addition of UCLA.
For many years, the conference split into two divisions for basketball and baseball – a Southern Division comprising the four California schools and a Northern Division comprising the six schools in the Pacific Northwest. In 1950, Montana departed to join the Mountain States Conference; the PCC continued as a nine-team league through June 1959. Following "pay-for-play" scandals at California, USC, UCLA, Washington, the PCC disbanded in June 1959. Ten months earlier in August 1958, these four schools agreed to form a new conference that would take effect the following summer; when the four schools and Stanford began discussions for a new conference in 1959, retired Admiral Thomas J. Hamilton interceded and suggested the schools consider creating a national "power conference". Nicknamed the "Airplane Conference," the five former PCC schools would have played with other major academically-oriented schools, including Army, Air Force, Notre Dame, Penn State, Syracuse; the effort fell through when a Pentagon official vetoed the idea and the service academies backed out.