Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Justice faculty Everett and Periman publish article in Alaska Law Review

Dr. Ron Everett and Prof. Deb Periman, J.D., Justice faculty members, have published an article in the June 2011 issue of the Alaska Law Review. The article, "The Governor's Court of Last 'Resort': An Introduction to Executive Clemency in Alaska," provides an overview of the history of clemency from antiquity to the present and traces the development of clemency in the United States. The major focus of this study is the evolution of clemency in the Alaska Territory and its use during Alaska's statehood. After outlining policy changes, the authors' summary outlines problems related to the clemency process and the issue of clemency's impact on the successful reentry of offenders into society.

The Alaska Law Review is a publication of the Alaska Bar Association and was instituted in Fall 1971. The Review was published by the UCLA School of Law from 1971 until 1983. Duke University School of Law has been the publisher of the Review since the Summer 1984 issue. The Review is published twice yearly - in June and December; there is also an annual Year-in-Review issue consisting of brief summaries of significant court decisions from the Alaska Superior Courts, the Alaska Court of Appeals, the Alaska Supreme Court, and the U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.