Prof. Deb Periman, J.D., was one of a group of volunteer Alaska lawyers and judges who met with college students during "MentorJet: A Speed Mentoring Experience" at UAA on February 14. The event provided students the opportunity to talk with diverse Alaska lawyers and judges and learn about the steps to a successful and rewarding career in law. Prof. Periman introduced Alaska Supreme Court Chief Justice Dana Fabe who addressed the group on the importance of a diverse judiciary. UAA Provost Elisha "Bear" Baker welcomed the volunteer mentors to UAA and thanked students for their participation in the event. The program included speed mentoring rounds and refreshments.
The program is part of the Color of Justice - Alaska project sponsored by the National Association of Women Judges and a variety of legal organizations. The goal of these programs is to foster diversity in the legal profession and judiciary.
|L to r: Prof. Deb Periman, J.D.; Alaska Supreme Court Chief Justice |
Dana Fabe; Assistant Provost Monica Kane;
Provost "Bear" Baker. Photo by Barbara Hood, Alaska Court System
|Front: Alaska District Court Judge Pamela Washington mentors a student. |
Attorney Tonja Woelber (middle) and U.S. Magistrate Judge Deborah Smith
(back row) discuss career preparation and options with students.