Thursday, February 5, 2015

North to the Future - video and materials from joint Alaska Law Review/Justice Center Symposium now online

Dr. Hensley (at podium) discusses the history of Alaska Natives.
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, 2014 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, including issues of tribal sovereignty and the rights of Alaska's Native people.

View the videos of the presentations and course materials, including PowerPoints.

Read the transcript of the keynotes and the articles submitted for the symposium in the December 2014 Alaska Law Review, published by Duke University School of Law for the Alaska Bar Association.

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