Monday, October 29, 2018

Dr. Myrstol & Dr. Johnson on Talk of Alaska discuss domestic violence in Alaska

Host and guests of Alaska Public Media's Talk of Alaska, 23 Oct 2019
(left to right): Dr. Angelina Trujillo, UAA School of Nursing; Lori Townsend,
Alaska Public Media; Dr. Brad Myrstol, Director of the
UAA Justice Center; and Dr. Ingrid Johnson, UAA Justice Center.
Dr. Brad Myrstol, Director of the UAA Justice Center and the Alaska Justice Information Center (AJiC) and Dr. Ingrid Johnson of the UAA Justice Center joined Dr. Angelina Trujillo of the UAA School of Nursing on Alaska Public Media's Talk of Alaska program to discuss the impacts of domestic violence and sexual assault on communities, public safety, and the healthcare system in Alaska. The program was hosted by Lori Townsend of Alaska Public Media, was part of Alaska Public Media's coverage of Domestic Violence Awareness Month.

The program can be heard on the Alaska Public Media website:

Thursday, October 11, 2018

Keep the Hang, Not the Hangover: UAA hosts day of conversation about alcohol and college life Oct. 16

Keep the Hang, Not the Hangover: A day of conversation on alcohol and college life
"Keep the Hang, Not the Hangover: A day of conversation on alcohol and college life” on October 16 invites students to join in three conversations on alcohol use and misuse, experiences and campus resources for recovery, and shared responsibility in responding to alcohol misuse and its related harms.

  • Date: Tuesday, October 16, 2018
  • Time: 10 AM – 2 PM
  • Place: UAA/APU Consortium Library, LIB 307
  • Admission: Free for all UAA and Anchorage community members
  • Registration: Register for one, two, or all three conversations through this link or follow the individual links below. The three conversations can be attended in full or individually.
  • Parking: Free parking in Library Lot

The event is sponsored by the UAA College of Health, the UAA Alcohol, Drug and Wellness Education Program, and Recover Alaska.

You Good, Bro? — 10:00 AM

Register at — This conversation will explore the spectrum of alcohol misuse and give participants the opportunity to gain a deeper understanding into their own relationship to alcohol. We will look at the current conversation around alcohol use and misuse and discuss topics ranging from social norms to the stress of transitions.

Sober is the New Drunk — 11:30 AM (lunch included)

Register at — A session focusing on the resources available to students on campus Recovering students and on-campus student supports will be invited to participate in a panel. Discussion will be guided around questions about alcohol abuse and recovery.

Designated: Responsibility and Consumption — 12:30 PM

Register at — Join us as we discuss individual and communal responsibility, talk about bystander intervention and look at ways to increase our collective sense of responsibility around impaired driving, interpersonal violence, mental health, and excessive alcohol consumption.

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Justice Center co-sponsors Oct 12 symposium on the Alaska Constitution

60 Years Later: The Alaska Constitution, History in Context
In anticipation of the sixtieth anniversary of Alaska statehood, "60 Years Later: The Alaska Constitution, History in Context" will be presented Friday, October 12 at the UAA/APU Consortium Library. The symposium is co-sponsored by the UAA Justice Center and the Alaska Law Review in cooperation with the Historians Committee of the Alaska Bar Association. Admission is free, and lunch will be provided.

Date: Friday, October 12
Time: 8:30 - 1:15 p.m.
Place: UAA/APU Consortium Library, LIB 307
Parking: Free parking on Fridays.

This symposium is geared for lawyers, members of the judiciary, representatives of Alaska Native organizations, state government officials, UAA students, faculty, and staff, and members of the public. The Alaska Law Review will be publishing an issue at a later date with articles prepared for this symposium.

This program has been approved for 4.5 CLE credits (including 1.5 Ethics credits) by the Alaska Bar Association.


Keynote Address

  • Erwin Chemerinsky, Dean, Berkeley Law
“A Comparative Perspective of the Alaska Constitution”
  • Professor G. Alan Tarr, Rutgers University; Center for State Constitution Studies
  • Professor Robert Williams, Rutgers School of Law; Center for State Constitution Studies
“The Alaska Judicial Council and Merit Selection of Judges”
  • Susie Mason Dosik, Administrative Attorney, Alaska Judicial Council
  • Brett Frazer, Latham & Watkins
“A Native Perspective of Alaska’s Constitution”
  • John “Sky” Starkey, Landye Bennett Blumstein LLP
  • Willie Hensley, University of Alaska Anchorage
Lunch Presentation
  • Mike Schwaiger, Alaska Bar Association, Historians Committee
Lunch Conversation
  •  Vic Fischer, Member of the Alaska Constitutional Convention & Hon. Sen Tan, Alaska Superior Court, ret.
Prof. Ryan Fortson, J.D., Ph.D., is the Justice Center faculty coordinator for this event. Questions? Call 907-786-1810 or email