- How do I find out who my Justice or Legal Studies academic advisor is?
- How do I make an appointment with my advisor or class instructor?Check the Faculty Office Hours page for the days and times a faculty member will be available in a given semester. The front desk staff do not schedule appointments for faculty. Students are strongly encouraged to email their assigned advisor or class instructor to request a meeting if they cannot meet during the posted office hours.
- What is an advising checklist?An advising checklist is a list of all of the requirements that must be completed in order to graduate from a given major. A checklist for each of our 7 Justice and Legal Studies program options is available in our office. You should obtain a checklist for the catalog year in which you intend to graduate. To track your progress towards graduation, logon to DegreeWorks.
- How do I register for the Justice and/or Legal Studies exit exam?Please refer to the Exit Exam Instructions on our academic website. The exit exam is available to students who apply for graduation in the same semester. If you need permission to take an exit exam early, please email the appropriate Justice or Legal Studies program coordinator for your major or minor for approval.
Marny Rivera, Justice Undergraduate Program Coordinator
Kristin Knudsen, Legal Studies Program Coordinator (beginning fall 2016)
- I am receiving an error message when I try to enroll in a class. How do I register
for a Justice or Legal Studies course if I do not satisfy the prerequisites for the
course?Students will need to email the class instructor for permission to enroll. To avoid delays, please include your full name, UAD#, CRN, course name and the error message in the body of your email with your request. Contact information for all faculty and staff can be found in the Justice Center directory.
- How do I take a make-up test in the office and/or pick up an assignment from my instructor?Students who need to take a class exam or pick up an item in the Justice Center will be required to present a picture ID for verification. Please ensure that you allow enough time to complete any required exam prior to the office closure at 5pm (M-F).
- How do I declare a minor?A minor (in another discipline) is required with a Justice BA degree. To declare (or drop) a minor, email your request to Degree Services at firstname.lastname@example.org or complete the Declaration of Minor form online on the Registrar's website.
Students should refer to the UAA catalog for a complete list of available minors.
- I am a pre-major. How do I change to a full major?
Students who are initially admitted as a Pre-major have not completed the prerequisite course(s) for admission into the major. Students will remain in Pre-major status until they complete the relevant courses in each program with the minimum grades stated below. Once these courses are completed, students should then submit a Change of Major form to the Justice Center to change their academic status from pre-major to full major.Justice Bachelor of Arts
Course Title Minimum Grade required JUST A110 Introduction to Justice D JUST A200 Introduction to Justice Methods in Justice D JUST A201 Justice Data Analysis D
- ENGL A111 with a minimum grade of C; and
- (ENGL A211 or ENGL A212 or ENGL A213 or ENGL A214 or ENGL A311 or ENGL A312 or ENGL A313 or ENGL A414 or ENGL A487) with a minimum grade of B.
- How do I apply for Justice Club membership?
- Where can I find more information about club meetings and activities this semester?If you are interested in any of the activities for Justice Club or the Pre-Law Society, please check the UAA Student Organization website at https://uaa.collegiatelink.net/organization/justice-club/events. You can also find club news on the Justice Center blog.
- How do I apply for Alpha Phi Sigma (APS) membership?The Omega Xi Chapter of Alpha Phi Sigma is the local chapter at the University of Alaska Anchorage. Justice students should use the Alpha Phi Sigma application form found on the student association page of our website to apply in a given semester. It has been completed with the required UAA Chapter advisor information. To be considered, students will need to submit a new application each semester. Applications will not be processed for students who do not meet all of the qualifications for membership or who do not provide the appropriate form of payment to cover the application fee prior to the department deadline.
- How do I order Alpha Phi Sigma regalia for graduation?Please email the UAA Chapter Advisor with your request. Only members are allowed to purchase regalia merchandise. To ensure your order is delivered in time for graduation, your payment and approved request must be submitted before the Application for Graduation (and be included in the commencement program) deadline in a given semester.
- Where can I make copies or fax a document?A copier and fax machine is located in the copy room on the first floor of the UAA/APU Consortium Library. Please see a staff associate at the library circulation desk if you need help finding the copy room or using the equipment.
- Do you offer legal advice?No. If you are a UAA student, please check with USUAA legal services in Student Union 201 to determine if there are discounted prices for legal services to UA students at a local law firm.
- Do you offer any scholarships or other financial aid to help pay for tuition?The Justice Center has offered an Academic Tuition Waiver and a Justice Center Alumni Scholarship in the past to our majors. For more information, please check out the scholarships page on our academic website prior to the start of the fall and spring semester.
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