UAA Justice Center

The Justice Center provides statewide justice-related education, research, and service.

North to the Future: Opportunities and Change
in Alaska's Emerging Frontiers

North to the Future: Opportunities and Change in Alaska's Emerging Frontiers

Evolving changes in Alaska and the Arctic present challenges to Alaska's leaders and institutions in addressing the legal issues associated with economic development, climate change, and social and cultural impacts. This symposium starts a conversation about these issues. The opening keynote address will be delivered by Fran Ulmer, former UAA Chancellor and Special Advisor to the U.S. State Department on Arctic Science and Policy. Dr. William Iggiagruk Hensley, Visiting Distinguished Professor, UAA College of Business and Public Policy, will give the luncheon keynote.

  • Date: Thursday, October 16, 2014
  • Time: 8:30 AM–4:00 PM
  • Place: UAA/APU Consortium Library LIB 307
  • Cost: Free
  • Parking: Free in the large lot by the Alaska Airlines Center — across the street from the Library.

Symposium materials are available here:

The symposium is sponsored by the Alaska Law Review, the Arctic Law Section of the Alaska Bar Association, and the UAA Justice Center. The Alaska Bar Association has approved this symposium for 4.5 hours of general CLE credit.For further information, see the event page.


Williamette University College of LawA new 3+3 program partnership between UAA and the Williamette University College of Law allows UAA students to earn a bachelor's and law degree in six years, rather than the usual minimum of seven years. Under this agreement, UAA students from any major who have completed their required disciplinary credits, all of their GER credits, and a total of 90 credits overall, may apply for admission to Willamette University College of Law in Salem, Oregon. Learn how the 3+3 program works on our 3+3 program page.
     

AJSAC Fact Sheet
Arrests for Drug Offenses in Alaska: 2000–2011

      

Alaska Justice Forum 31(1–2)
Spring/Summer 2014

     
Arrests for Drug Offenses in Alaska: 2000–2011

The most recent issue of the AJSAC Fact Sheet presents data for 2000–2011 on arrests for drug offenses made by Alaska police agencies. The report presents drug offense arrest information for both adults and juveniles for the 12-year period, including number of drug offense arrests, drug offense arrests as a percentage of all arrests, drug offense arrest rate, and drug offense types. Data is drawn from the annual Crime in Alaska report of the Alaska Department of Public Safety, which represents the State of Alaska's contribution to the FBI's Uniform Crime Reports (UCR) program. The fact sheet is by Khristy Parker of the Alaska Justice Statistical Analysis Center (AJSAC).

 
Alaska Justice Forum 31(1–2), Spring/Summer 2014

The Spring/Summer 2014 issue of the Alaska Justice Forum includes articles on marijuana laws and policies, homelessness statistics for Alaska and the U.S., the newly-created Alaska Criminal Justice Commission, and the Alaska Court System's Early Resolution Program (ERP) for family law cases.

Justice Center announces Legal Studies programs

Legal Studies at UAA

The Justice Center is offering five programs in Legal Studies:

All five programs are approved by the American Bar Association and are open for enrollment. Contact the Justice Center at 786-1810. Prof. Deb Periman, J.D., is the Legal Studies Program Coordinator. Email her at

Alaska Victimization Survey: Research on Violence Against Women in Alaska

Click here for results of the most recent Alaska Victimization Survey (AVS) which provides estimates of intimate partner violence and sexual violence experienced by adult women in Alaska. Statewide estimates were produced in 2010 and regional estimates were produced in 2011, 2012, 2013. The AVS is an ongoing survey.

For recent publications & presentations, click here.