Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Justice Center holds reception to celebrate UAA-Willamette Law 3+3 program

L to r back row: Chancellor Tom Case, Willamette Law Dean Curtis Bridgeman, UA Regent Mary Hughes, Justice Center
Director Dr. André Rosay, Alaska Supreme Court Chief Justice Dana Fabe, UAA College of Health Dean Bill Hogan.
L to r back row: Willamette Law Director of Communications Karen McGlone, Justice Center Legal Studies faculty
Prof. Deb Periman, Willamette Law Assistant Dean of Admission Carolyn Dennis.
The UAA Justice Center hosted a reception  on September 11 to celebrate the new UAA-Willamette Law 3+3 Program. UAA and Willamette University College of Law have signed a memorandum of understanding to offer a 3+3 program allowing students to complete a bachelor’s degree and a law degree in 6 years, rather than the usual 7.

Chancellor Tom Case welcomed Chief Justice Dana Fabe of the Alaska Supreme Court who has actively championed expanding options for legal education and UA Regent Mary Hughes, a Willamette alum and strong supporter of increasing student opportunities. Willamette's Dean Curtis Bridgeman provided a mock law school class for students and described Willamette's historic connection with Alaska and commitment to Alaska students.

Prof. Deb Periman, J.D., Legal Studies Program Coordinator at the UAA Justice Center, worked with Willamette to develop the 3+3 program and is UAA’s point of contact for program advising.

Prior to the reception, Dean Bridgeman conducted a mock law school
class for Pre-Law, Justice, and Legal Studies students.