The Justice Center is located within the Consortium Library in suite LIB 213 on the University of Alaska Anchorage campus at 3211 Providence Drive.
We welcome questions from prospective and current students, as well as our alumni! We care deeply about our students and are committed to their academic and professional success. The Justice Center offers the following academic program options:
- A Bachelor of Arts in Justice, with an interdisciplinary approach that prepares students for engaged citizenship; scholarship; justice careers in private and public organizations; and advanced studies in criminology, law, criminal justice, social research, and public administration
- A Minor in Justice, providing the foundational knowledge and skills required for the evaluation, administration, and improvement of police, court, and correctional policies and organizations
- Justice Honors, recognizing those undergraduate students who develop exceptional social science research skills
- A Masters in Public Administration with a Criminal Justice Emphasis, preparing students for professional careers in public service with expertise in organizational management and criminal justice policy analysis
Legal Studies Program
All of the legal studies programs are approved by the American Bar Association (ABA). These programs prepare students for work in law-related or public service fields. These programs do not train lawyers or legal administrators. Graduates are not authorized to provide direct legal services to the public.
*NOTE: The Justice Center previously offered an undergraduate Paralegal Studies Certificate. Effective spring semester 2013, new student admissions to this option are permanently suspended.
- Majors and premajors already enrolled in the program whose catalog year has not expired (students who have applied for admission under the 2007-2008 or later catalog) may complete their certificate under the terms of the catalog year in which they applied.
- Students new to the program and students previously enrolled whose catalog year has expired may pursue a credential through one of the Justice Center's new program options – an associate of applied science in Paralegal Studies, a post-baccalaureate certificate in Paralegal Studies, a bachelor of arts in Legal Studies, a minor in Legal Studies, or a Legal Nurse Consultant Paralegal certificate.
- All program students should see their advisor prior to registration to develop a plan for graduation. Please contact the Justice Center or your advisor for more information.
Speaking with an academic advisor is an important part of planning a successful college career. Every Justice and Paralegal student is assigned an advisor, one of our faculty members, and we are ready to assist you in creating an academic course plan that will help you explore your interests and define your goals. The Justice Center also offers pre-law advising with our experienced lawyer faculty and hosts the UAA pre-law advising webpage.
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