Symposium

Introduction

Every other year, the Alaska Law Review partners with the University of Alaska – Anchorage Justice Center and the Alaska Bar Association to bring together a wide community of students, lawyers, academics, and judges to the state of Alaska to discuss the current and pressing legal issues facing the state of Alaska. For each Symposium, we invite a variety of speakers to discuss a particular theme in the Alaskan legal landscape. In 2014, we focused on the issues and environmental and economic changes facing Alaska’s northern frontier. In 2016, we focused on the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act and its changing implications for Natives across Alaska.

Symposium Publication

In addition to the live event held in Anchorage on October 16, 2014, ALR’s December 2014 issue will publish the written component of the symposium.

The articles from each presenting panelist will be made available to symposium attendees prior to the event.

In addition to the symposium content from panelists that is transposed into publishable material, the issue will feature student notes on topics related to the symposium. Finally, the beginning of the issue will include a brief summary of each component of the symposium (i.e., the keynote and each panel).

Target Audience

Through the symposium, we hope to reach a number of different groups, including:

  • Attorneys in the Anchorage area (Alaska’s largest city)
  • University of Alaska Anchorage faculty and staff
  • University of Alaska Anchorage students
  • Members of the Alaska judiciary
  • Duke Law alumni in Anchorage
  • Industry professionals in off-shore activities
  • Environmental organizations in Anchorage
  • Native groups (Native Corporations, tribal/village councils, cultural organizations, etc.)
  • State government officials
  • Employees of various Alaska state agencies

Event Goals

As Alaska’s only legal journal, it is our duty to provide a forum in which lawyers and academicians can discuss the pressing law and policy issues that face our northernmost state. The goal of the symposium is to foster an open discussion about emerging law and policy issues in Alaska. Furthermore, by creating an expansive dialogue that incorporates diverse interests groups, including lawyers, members of judiciary, industry officials, Alaska Native communities and corporations, citizen groups, non-profits, government officials, and academia, we hope to facilitate equitable and effective resolution of many of these issues.

Please find highlights from past Symposiums below:

2016 Symposium

2014 Symposium

Symposium

Introduction

Every other year, the Alaska Law Review partners with the University of Alaska – Anchorage Justice Center and the Alaska Bar Association to bring together a wide community of students, lawyers, academics, and judges to the state of Alaska to discuss the current and pressing legal issues facing the state of Alaska. For each Symposium, we invite a variety of speakers to discuss a particular theme in the Alaskan legal landscape. In 2014, we focused on the issues and environmental and economic changes facing Alaska’s northern frontier. In 2016, we focused on the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act and its changing implications for Natives across Alaska.

Symposium Publication

In addition to the live event held in Anchorage on October 16, 2014, ALR’s December 2014 issue will publish the written component of the symposium.

The articles from each presenting panelist will be made available to symposium attendees prior to the event.

In addition to the symposium content from panelists that is transposed into publishable material, the issue will feature student notes on topics related to the symposium. Finally, the beginning of the issue will include a brief summary of each component of the symposium (i.e., the keynote and each panel).

Target Audience

Through the symposium, we hope to reach a number of different groups, including:

  • Attorneys in the Anchorage area (Alaska’s largest city)
  • University of Alaska Anchorage faculty and staff
  • University of Alaska Anchorage students
  • Members of the Alaska judiciary
  • Duke Law alumni in Anchorage
  • Industry professionals in off-shore activities
  • Environmental organizations in Anchorage
  • Native groups (Native Corporations, tribal/village councils, cultural organizations, etc.)
  • State government officials
  • Employees of various Alaska state agencies

Event Goals

As Alaska’s only legal journal, it is our duty to provide a forum in which lawyers and academicians can discuss the pressing law and policy issues that face our northernmost state. The goal of the symposium is to foster an open discussion about emerging law and policy issues in Alaska. Furthermore, by creating an expansive dialogue that incorporates diverse interests groups, including lawyers, members of judiciary, industry officials, Alaska Native communities and corporations, citizen groups, non-profits, government officials, and academia, we hope to facilitate equitable and effective resolution of many of these issues.

Please find highlights from past Symposiums below:

2016 Symposium

2014 Symposium

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