2016 Justice Center Events

The UAA Justice Center is a sponsor or participant in a number of events throughout the year. See individual event pages for podcasts, videos, handouts, and other resources associated with the events.


Event page includes video

The Fairbanks 4: 
Lessons Learned from Alaska's First Exoneration

The Fairbanks 4 event posterNational Criminal Justice Month 2016
March 9, 2016
UAA/APU Consortium Library

This panel discussion on the exoneration of the Fairbanks Four — four men convicted in 1999 of the 1997 beating death of a Fairbanks youth — featured two of the lawyers involved in the case, as well as a forensic scientist who provided expert testimony. Resources: event video.


Event page includes video

How the U.S. Supports Peacekeeping in Africa: 
Policing and Training

How the U.S. Supports Peacekeeping in Africa event posterNational Criminal Justice Month 2016
March 26, 2016
UAA/APU Consortium Library

Police trainer and former police chief Mark Mew, recently returned from Benin, West Africa, discussed his experiences providing police training in support of peacekeeping in Africa. Resources: event video.


Event page includes symposium materials.Event page includes videos of all sessions

Adapting for the Next Generation: 
The Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act at 45 
and 32d Annual Alaska Native Law Conference

Adapting for the Next Generation: ANCSA at 45 event posterAlaska Law Review Symposium
October 14, 2016
UAA/APU Consortium Library

45 years after passage of the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act (ANCSA), this day-long symposium cosponsored with the Alaska Law Review and the Alaska Native Law Section of the Alaska Bar Association addressed continuing questions related to ANCSA, ranging from jurisdiction to land ownership and use to shareholder rights; keynote speaker Raina Thiel.  Resources: Videos of keynote and all panel sessions (7 total); complete symposium materials; links to Alaska Law Review symposium articles.


Event page includes videoCriminal Justice Reform: A Discussion of Senate Bill 91 – Reducing the prison population while enhancing public safety

Criminal Justice Reform: A Discussion of SB91 event posterDecember 6, 2016
Wendy Williamson Auditorium, University of Alaska Anchorage

Alaska's Senate Bill 91, "Omnibus Criminal Law & Procedure; Corrections Act," was signed into law in July 2016 following recommendations of the Alaska Criminal Justice Commission. This public discussion featured panalists from the Commission and from the newly created Alaska Division of Pretrial Services. Resources: Event video.