Thursday, November 6, 2014

North to the Future - joint Alaska Law Review/Justice Center Symposium - great success

Fran Ulmer, former UAA Chancellor and Special Advisor to the U.S. State Department on Arctic Science and Policy, and Dr. William Iggiagruk Hensley, Visiting Distinguished Professor, UAA College of Business and Public Policy, were the featured speakers at the October 16 Alaska Law Review symposium - "North to the Future: Opportunities and Change in Alaska's Emerging Frontiers." Attendees included attorneys from the public and private sector, state and federal government staff, members of the public, and UAA students, faculty, and staff.

The symposium addressed the rapidly evolving changes in Alaska and the Arctic, and the challenges presented to Alaska's leaders and institutions in addressing the legal issues associated with economic development, climate change, and social and cultural impacts.

Agenda and materials are on the Justice Center website.  A video of the program will be posted there shortly.

In addition, the materials submitted for the symposium will appear in an upcoming issue of the Alaska Law Review, published by Duke University School of Law for the Alaska Bar Association.

L to r: Joe Evans, City Attorney for Kotzebue; Mara Kimmel, Institute of the North & UAA
ISER; Prof. Ryan Fortson, J.D., Ph.D., UAA Justice Center; Dan Cheyette, In-House Counsel
for Bristol Bay Native Corporation. Not pictured: Barrett Ristroph, J.D., National Disaster
Preparedness Training Center, Honolulu and formerly with the North Slope Borough, Alaska.

L to r: Mike LeVine, Pacific Senior Counsel, Oceana; Prof. Betsy Baker, J.D.,
University of Washington School of Law; Prof. Tom Metzloff, J.D., Alaska
Law Review
; Bruce Anders, Lead In-House Counsel, Cook Inlet Region, Inc.
Not pictured: Barry Zellen, Arctic Geopolitics Specialist.

L to r: Alaska Superior Court Judge Sen Tan (Ret.); Mike LeVine, Pacific Senior Counsel,
Oceana; Prof. Kristin Knudsen, J.D., UAA Justice Center; Prof. Hari Osofsky, J.D.,
University of Minnesota Law School; Matt Findley, Attorney at Ashburn & Mason.

This event was sponsored by the Alaska Law Review, the Arctic Law Section of the Alaska Bar Association, and the UAA Justice Center.  Prof. Ryan Fortson, J.D., Ph.D., Legal Studies faculty in the Justice Center, was the faculty advisor for this event.

L to r: Dr. Ryan Fortson, UAA Justice Center; Prof. Tom Metzloff, Alaska Law Review; Fran Ulmer;
Prof. Willie Hensley, UAA College of Business & Public Policy; Dr. André Rosay, UAA Justice Center Director.