Friday, December 19, 2014

UAA is venue for round table hosted by UW School of Law to discuss legal education and Alaska

Roundtable participants share ideas for providing additional opportunities for students in Alaska.
Representatives from 13 invited law schools across the U.S., and representatives from UAF, UAA Justice Center, the Alaska Court System, the Alaska Bar Association, and the Federal Defender's Office, met for a legal education round table on October 15 at the Gorsuch Commons at UAA. University of Washington (UW) School of Law hosted the round table which was chaired by UW School of Law Dean Kellye Testy.

The goal of the event was to hear about current programs relevant to legal education in Alaska and to explore possibilities for cooperation in providing additional opportunities for students in Alaska. 

Justice Center representatives included Prof. Deb Periman, J.D., Legal Studies Program Coordinator; and Prof. Jason Brandeis, J.D., Legal Studies faculty.