Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Prof. Knudsen makes presentations on mixed administrative tribunals to Alaska Office of Administrative Hearings staff

Prof. Kristin Knudsen, J.D., Justice faculty, will present the second of a two-part series on lay participation in mixed administrative tribunals to staff of the State of Alaska Office of Administrative Hearings on July 24 in Juneau.

Prof. Knudsen’s first presentation was held in Anchorage and focused on a comparison of the results of her Alaskan survey research on lay participation in mixed tribunals with European survey research.  Her second presentation will highlight issues identified in her research concerning training needs and recruitment of Alaskan lay adjudicators.

A “mixed” administrative tribunal is an appointed board or commission that decides legal issues with the involvement of a professional administrative law judge; this  involvement varies in degree and methods, depending on the tribunal’s rules and statutes.