Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Prof. Fortson interviewed for National Law Journal article on law school options for Alaskans

Prof. Ryan Fortson, J.D., Ph.D., Legal Studies faculty in the Justice Center, was recently interviewed by The National Law Journal about law school options for Alaskans.

The Journal presented an overview of law school relationships to the Alaska justice community. The article looked at the Seattle University School of Law satellite law school campus recently established on the campus of Alaska Pacific University, and the partnerships UAA has with Willamette University College of Law and University of Washington School of Law for accelerated law school admission options - also called "3+3" programs. These programs allow qualified students to combine their undergraduate senior year with the first year of law school - resulting in a law degree in 6 years instead of 7.

Prof. Fortson noted, “Alaska undergraduates gravitate toward the law schools in the Northwest—the three schools in Washington and the three schools in Oregon...[T]here are a lot of connections between those schools and Alaska, which is helpful if they want to return here and practice."

Read the article here:
"Law School's Northern Exposure: Alaska hopes satellite campus will aid retention" by Karen Sloan. The National Law Journal, 19 Aug 2015.