60 Years Later: The Alaska Constitution, History in Context
In anticipation of the sixtieth anniversary of Alaska statehood, "60 Years Later: The Alaska Constitution, History in Context" was presented Friday, October 12, 2018 at the UAA/APU Consortium Library. The Constitution of the State of Alaska was adopted by the Alaska Constitutional Convention February 5, 1956; ratified by the people of Alaska April 24, 1956; and became operative with the formal proclamation of Alaska statehood on January 3, 1959.
This free symposium on the history of Alaska's constitution was co-sponsored by the UAA Justice Center and the Alaska Law Review in cooperation with the Historians Committee of the Alaska Bar Association.
Short link to this page: https://goo.gl/yzn9GB
Coordinator: Prof. Ryan Fortson, J.D., Ph.D., of the UAA Justice Center
CLE Credits: The Alaska Bar Association approved this symposium for 4.5 CLE credits (including 1.5 Ethics credits).
The Alaska Law Review will be publishing an issue at a later date with articles prepared for this symposium, which will be linked from this page. The Alaska Law Review is published by Duke University School of Law for the Alaska Bar Association.
See previous Alaska Law Review symposia:
- North to the Future: Opportunities and Change in Alaska's Emerging Frontiers (2014)
- Adapting for the Next Generation: The Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act (ANCSA) at 45 (2016)
Presenters and panelists
- Ryan Forston, UAA Justice Center
- Tom Metzloff, Duke University
- G. Alan Tarr, Rutgers University; Center for State Constitution Studies
Robert F. Williams, Rutgers School of Law; Center for State Constitution Studies
- Hon. Larry D. Card, Alaska Superior Court (ret.)
- Susie Mason Dosik, Administrative Attorney, Alaska Judicial Council
- Brett Frazer, Latham & Watkins
- Willie Hensley, University of Alaska Anchorage
- John “Sky” Starkey, Landye Bennett Blumstein LLP
- Andy Erickson, Landye Bennett Blumstein LLP
- Mike Schwaiger, Alaska Bar Association, Historians Committee
- Hon. Sen Tan, Alaska Superior Court (ret.)
- Vic Fischer, Delegate to the Alaska Constitutional Convention
Symposium materials are available here as downloadable PDF files listed with the corresponding video.
The complete series of videos are also available as a playlist at the UAA Justice Center YouTube channel.
Videos in the series were produced and edited by Eric Baldwin, UAA Academic Innovations and eLearning.
Click the header for the video you'd like to see.
Erwin Chereminksy, Dean, Berkeley Law delivers the keynote address at the Alaska Law Symposium "60 Years Later: The Alaska Constitution, History in Context," 12 Oct 2018.