Justice Center Events

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.

  • Events in 2018

    Blog post: 60 Years Later: The Alaska Constitution, History in Context

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

    60 Years Later: The Alaska Constitution, History in Context

    "WE'RE IN: 64-20 vote makes Alaska 49th State." This headline in the June 30, 1958 edition of the Anchorage Daily Times announced the U.S. Senate vote to pass the Alaska Statehood Act.Alaska Law Review Symposium
    October 12, 2018
    UAA/APU Consortium Library

    In anticipation of the 60th anniversary of Alaska statehood, this free symposium on the history of Alaska's constitution is cosponsored with the Alaska Law Review in cooperation with the Historians Committee of the Alaska Bar Association. Admission is free, and lunch will be provided. Resources: Videos of keynote and all panel sessions (6 total); links to Alaska Law Review symposium articles.

  • Events in 2017

    Blog post: New plan to strengthen trust between police and communityA Discussion of Community Policing in Anchorage

    National Criminal Justice Month 2017Anchorage Police Officer badge, Anchorage, Alaska
    March 21, 2017
    UAA/APU Consortium Library

    Anchorage Police Department and community leaders discussed current efforts at reducing crime, reducing fear of crime, and improving police-community relations. Resources: blog article.


    Alaska Division of Juvenile Justice and Alaska Department of Corrections badgesBlog post: Corrections aiming to be gold standard in treatment of mentally illMental Health Care among Juvenile and Adult Correctional Populations

    National Criminal Justice Month 2017
    April 6, 2017
    UAA/APU Consortium Library

    Officials from the Alaska Department of Corrections and the Alaska Division of Juvenile Justice discussed how Alaska tackles the job of providing mental health care to juvenile and adult correctional populations. Resources: blog article.

  • Events in 2016

    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.

  • Events in 2015

    Event page includes PDFs of slide presentation

    Event page includes audio podcast

    40 Years in Corrections: 
    Are We Going Forward or Backward?
     

    ""National Criminal Justice Month 2015
    March 2, 2015
    UAA/APU Consortium Library

    Dr. Allen Ault discussed his 40-year career in corrections, his work on corrections initiatives such as reentry and inmate mental health, and how his experiences have shaped his view on the death penalty. Resources: event podcast; PDF of slide presentation.


    Eighth Polar Law Symposium — Alaska 2015

    ""Symposium
    September 23–24, 2015 (University of Alaska Fairbanks)
    September 25–26, 2015 (University of Alaska Anchorage)

    The Eighth Polar Law Symposium invited participants to consider how polar science and scholarship can combine with the practice of law, broadly understood, to strengthen Arctic peoples and places. How can lawyers and legal scholars interact with scientists and academics from other disciplines to the benefit of the Arctic? Can models of cooperation between scientists, scholars and lawyers from other geographic areas be adapted for the Arctic? What can lawyers and academics from all disciplines contribute to each other’s understanding on issues of common concern? The symposium was co-hosted by Alaska Pacific University (APU), the University of Alaska Fairbanks, the University of Alaska Anchorage (through the Justice Center and the Institute of Social and Economic Research), the University of Washington School of Law, and Vermont Law School, in cooperation with the Arctic Law Section of the Alaska Bar Association.

  • Events in 2014

    Event page includes PDFs about panelists and initiative

    Event page includes video

    Time to Legalize? A Public Discussion 
    on Marijuana Law and Policy

    ""National Criminal Justice Month 2014
    March 5, 2014
    Wendy Williamson Auditorium, University of Alaska Anchorage

    This discussion took place a week after a ballot measure to legalize, regulate, and tax marijuana for recreational use in Alaska was officially certified for inclusion on the August 19, 2014 primary ballot. Ballot Measure 2 was eventually moved to the November 4, 2014 general election, and was approved by a vote of 53% to 47%. Resources: panelist biographies; information on initiative; video of event; media coverage.


    Event page includes PDF of slide presentationEvent page includes audio podcastEvent page includes video

    No More Silence in the Dark: A Panel Discussion on Reducing Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault in Alaska

    ""National Criminal Justice Month 2014
    March 19, 2014
    Wendy Williamson Auditorium, University of Alaska Anchorage

    A panel discussion on intimate partner violence and sexual violence in Alaska presented as part of "UAA Says No More" week. Resources: event podcast; PDF of slide presentation; video PSA.


    Event page includes complete conference materials and statutory updates since 2014.Minor Consuming Alcohol (MCA) Conference

    ""April 4, 2014
    Snowden Training Center, Alaska Court System

    A conference responding to concern about MCA cases and underage drinking in Alaska. UAA Justice Center faculty participated at the conference sponsored by the Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority and the Minor Consuming Alcohol Subcommittee of the Alaska Supreme Court's Fairness, Diversity, and Equality Committee. Resources: Complete conference materials.


    Event page includes videoTraffic Stops: What to Expect from Police

    ""November 5, 2014
    UAA/APU Consortium Library

    Anchorage Police Department officers and the ACLU of Alaska answer questions about how to respond when pulled over by the police in this community forum on traffic stops cosponsored with the Anchorage Police Department, the Anchorage Community Police Relations Task Force, and the Anchorage Equal Rights Commission. Resources: Event video.

  • Events in 2013

    Working in Institutional and Community Corrections

    ""National Criminal Justice Month 2013
    March 1, 2013
    UAA/APU Consortium Library

    A panel presentation focusing on careers in corrections.


    Event page includes audio podcastGideon v. Wainwright: Celebrating 50 Years of Public Defenders for Criminal Offenses and a Proposal for a “Civil Gideon”

    ""National Criminal Justice Month 2013
    March 7, 2013
    UAA/APU Consortium Library

    A panel presentation on the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Gideon v. Wainwright, requiring states to provide counsel for criminal defendants unable to afford attorneys; and a proposal for a "civil Gideon." Resource: Audio podcast.


    Event page includes PDF of slide presentationEvent page includes audio podcastEvent page includes videoTribal Courts in Alaska: 
    Past, Present, and Future

    ""National Criminal Justice Month 2013
    March 27, 2013
    UAA/APU Consortium Library

    A distinguished panel of experts discussed the history of tribal courts and the concept of sovereignty, the organization of and training for tribal courts, jurisdictional issues, and how the Alaska Court System has been engaging with villages along the upper Yukon in the sentencing of misdemeanors. Resources: video of panel discussion; podcast of panel discussion; PDFs of presentation materials.


    Event page includes PDF of slide presentationEvent page includes audio podcastThe Resurgence of Tribal Courts: 
    A Tribal Judge's Perspective

    ""November 18, 2013
    UAA/APU Consortium Library

    Tribal Judge David Voluck spoke on the resurgence of Alaska Native tribal courts and their relationship to the movement for Alaska Native tribal sovereignty. Judges from Kenaitze Indian Tribe Tribal Court also attended the event and participated in the question and answer session. Resources: Audio podcast, PDF of slide presentation.

  • Alaska Law Review symposia cosponsored by UAA Justice Center and Alaska Bar Association

    Blog post: 60 Years Later: The Alaska Constitution, History in Context

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

    60 Years Later: The Alaska Constitution, History in Context

    "WE'RE IN: 64-20 vote makes Alaska 49th State." This headline in the June 30, 1958 edition of the Anchorage Daily Times announced the U.S. Senate vote to pass the Alaska Statehood Act.Alaska Law Review Symposium
    October 12, 2018
    UAA/APU Consortium Library

    In anticipation of the 60th anniversary of Alaska statehood, this free symposium on the history of Alaska's constitution is cosponsored with the Alaska Law Review in cooperation with the Historians Committee of the Alaska Bar Association. Admission is free, and lunch will be provided. Resources: Videos of keynote and all panel sessions (6 total); links to Alaska Law Review symposium articles.


    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 symposium materials.Event page includes videos of all sessions

    North to the Future: Opportunities and Change in Alaska's Emerging Frontiers

    ""Alaska Law Review Symposium
    October 16, 2014
    UAA/APU Consortium Library

    A full-day symposium addressing the challenges presented to Alaska's leaders and institutions in addressing the legal issues associated with economic development, climate change, and social and cultural impacts. Featuring keynote addresses by Fran Ulmer and Willie Hensley. Cosponsored with the Alaska Law Review and the Alaska Bar Association.  Resources: Videos of all keynotes and all panel sessions; complete symposium materials; links to Alaska Law Review symposium articles.

  • UAA Campus Bookstore podcasts

    ""

    Justice and Legal Studies faculty podcasts
    from Campus Bookstore events

    Podcasts are at University of Alaska on iTunes U under the categories below.

    About Alaska

    History, Thought and Community

    • "Force and Law Enforcement: A Panel Discussion" Dr. Troy Payne; UAA Student Support Director Kim Patterson; and Anchorage Daily News reporter Casey Grove. October 2, 2013.
    • "The Social Contract Today" Prof. Jason Brandeis, J.D.; Dr. Alan Boraas, Dept. of Anthropology; Dr. Scott Gavorsky, Dept. of History; and Prof. Paola Banchero, Chair, Dept. of Journalism and Public Communications. February 27, 2012.
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