Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Pre-Law Society students meet with Alaska Supreme Court Justice Peter Maassen

Students with Justice Peter Maassen in his chambers. L to r: Camilla Hussein-Scott, Aleta Bartimmo, Justice Peter Maassen,
Prof. Ryan Fortson, Anna Marquez, and Splendora Ulukivaiola.
 UAA Pre-Law Society students met with Alaska Supreme Court Justice Peter Maassen in his chambers on March 21. Justice Maassen described the workload of the court, gave an overview of case processing, and discussed the role of law clerks.  Students were able to see the Justice's chambers and tour the Alaska Supreme Court Room. Prof. Ryan Fortson, J.D., faculty advisor for the Pre-Law Society, accompanied the students.

Marilyn May, Clerk of the Appellate Courts, also met with the students and explained the administrative process in the Supreme Court and the Court of Appeals.

Earlier in the day, the students had taken a tour of the Anchorage branch of the Alaska State Court Law Library,  one of 16 state branches. Buck Sterling, Public Services Librarian, outlined the services the library provides and the changes that are underway at the Anchorage facility.