Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Justice Center hosts Russian lawyers and law professors

A delegation of Russian lawyers and law professors was hosted by the Justice Center on May 28, 2010 at the Justice Center offices. The delegation is sponsored by the Open World Program and the Russian American Rule of Law Consortium (RAROLC). Alaska is participating under the auspices of the Khabarovsk/Alaska Rule of Law (KAROL) Partnership which has committees in Anchorage and Juneau.

At the Justice Center, Prof. Deb Periman and Dr. Sharon Chamard, Justice faculty, presented information on curriculum and the requirements of the Justice degree, and discussed pre-law and paralegal programs. Other topics included juvenile justice issues and civil and criminal law. Prof. Deb Periman held a hands-on demonstration of legal research techniques and resources in the faculty computer lab for the group. The group also toured the UAA/APU Consortium Library. While in Alaska, the delegation met with lawyers and judges, attended court proceedings, and visited justice agencies and facilities in Anchorage and Juneau.

Pictured above left to right are the Russian delegation members, members of the KAROL Partnership, and Justice faculty: Dr. Sharon Chamard and Prof. Deb Periman, Justice faculty; Judge David Mannheimer, Alaska Court of Appeals ; Anna Gladkikh, Petrozavodsk Central Bar; Prof. Andrey Goncharov, Russian Academy of Justice - Far East Branch; Tatyana Sirotina, East Siberian corporate attorney; Natalya Mikhaylovskaya, Investment Risk Advisor for Uralsib; Rich Curtner, Alaska Federal Defender; Svetlana Pakhomova, Russian Academy of Law; Grigoriy Yarygin, St. Petersburg State University, Facilitator; Vadim Bourenin, Interpreter.