Friday, November 21, 2014

UAA and UW School of Law partner for accelerated law school admissions program

At the signing of the agreement - l to r: Prof. Betsy Baker, J.D., UW School of Law; Dr. André Rosay, UAA Justice Center Director; Prof. Deb Periman, J.D.,UAA Justice Center; Dean Kellye Testy, UW School of Law; UAA Chancellor Tom Case;
Dr. David Yesner, UAA GraduateSchool Associate Dean; Dr. Susan Kaplan, UAA College of Health Senior Associate Dean; Monica Kane, UAA Academic Affairs Assistant Provost
UAA and the University of Washington School of Law have partnered to provide qualified UAA students the opportunity to earn a baccalaureate degree and law degree on an accelerated schedule - typically in 6 years instead of 7. UW School of Law Dean Kellye Testy and UAA Chancellor Tom Case signed an agreement at a ceremony on November 13 at UAA.

Students from any major may enter law school once they have completed course requirements in their discipline, UAA's general education requirements, and 90 credits. This agreement will allow students to reduce the cost of their undergraduate education and overall student loans, and enter the work force one year earlier. Before receiving a law degree from UW, students must complete an externship or clerkship in Alaska.

Earlier this year, UAA and Willamette University College of Law in Salem, Oregon, established a similar agreement for an accelerated admissions - 3+3 - program.

Read more about the accelerated admissions agreement.  Prof. Deb Periman, J.D., Justice Center Legal Studies Program Coordinator, is the contact for questions about these programs. or 907-786-1125