Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Prof. Periman presents at upcoming Color of Justice event to foster diversity in the law and judiciary

Prof. Deb Periman, J.D., Justice faculty member, will present at the "Color of Justice" event scheduled for June 22-24, 2011 at the University of Alaska Anchorage campus and the Alaska Court System Boney Courthouse.

"Color of Justice:  Fostering Diversity in the Legal Profession & Judiciary ...One Student at a Time" is an annual program of the National Association of Women Judges (NAWJ) and features workshops on law and legal careers taught by Northwest law school professors and Alaska judges and attorneys. Two workshop tracks are available: College/Career Track and High School Track.

Prof. Periman's topic is "Follow Your Dream: Think Now About Your Future" part of the High School Track, and will be team taught with Susan Lee, Gonzaga University School of Law Admissions Director.

 NAWJ developed this highly effective program to encourage girls and minority high school students to consider pursuing careers in the law and judiciary.  Experienced judges and lawyers discuss law school and the requirements for admission, share their experiences including the reasons why they chose their careers, and answer questions in small groups. Students, judges and lawyers have praised the project, and it has been reproduced successfully around the country.

Registration is free. This event is supported by the University of Alaska Anchorage, the Alaska Bar Association, and other state and national partners. For additional information contact mnewman@appellate.courts.state.ak.us.