60 Years Later: The Alaska Constitution, History in Context

60 Years Later: The Alaska Constitution, History in Context — Symposium AgendaIn 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.

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.

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).

Symposium materials

Videos of symposium presentations will be added to this page when they become available.

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.

Symposium agenda & speaker biographies


Keynote Address

Erwin Chemerinsky

Erwin Chemerinsky
Dean, Berkeley Law

“A Comparative Perspective of the Alaska Constitution”

  • Professor G. Alan Tarr, Rutgers University; Center for State Constitution Studies
  • Professor Robert Williams, Rutgers School of Law; Center for State Constitution Studies

“The Alaska Judicial Council and Merit Selection of Judges”

  • Susie Mason Dosik, Administrative Attorney, Alaska Judicial Council
  • Brett Frazer, Latham & Watkins

“A Native Perspective of Alaska’s Constitution”

  • John “Sky” Starkey, Landye Bennett Blumstein LLP
  • Willie Hensley, University of Alaska Anchorage

Lunch Presentation

  • Mike Schwaiger, Alaska Bar Association, Historians Committee

Lunch Conversation

  • Vic Fischer, Member of the Alaska Constitutional Convention
  • Hon. Sen Tan, Alaska Superior Court, ret.

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.

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