Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Prof. Fortson publishes article in Alaska Bar Association newspaper about Legal Studies grads and the 3+3 program

Prof. Ryan Fortson, J.D., Legal Studies faculty, recently published an article in the Alaska Bar Rag, the quarterly official publication of the Alaska Bar Association. The article, "UAA welcomes first legal studies graduates," describes the 5 new degree programs in Legal Studies that the Justice Center began offering this spring: Legal Studies B.A., Legal Studies Minor, Associate of Applied Science in Paralegal Studies, Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Paralegal Studies, and a Legal Nurse Consultant Paralegal Certificate.

Prof. Fortson also describes in the piece the new "3+3" program with Willamette University College of Law. UAA and Willamette University College of Law recently signed a memorandum of understanding to offer this innovative program allowing students to complete a bachelor’s degree and a law degree in six years, rather than the usual seven.