Academics

Alaska Native and Environmental Law Class

Alaska Natives and Environmental Law (4 course credits)

Professors Stephanie Nichols and Sam Kalen

The Alaska summer course examines laws that relate specifically to Alaska, Alaska Natives, and the environment. The specific course offering alternates between years to provide opportunities for students to take the summer course during both their 1L and 2L summers.

The course typically examines the laws governing Alaska Natives combined with Environmental, Climate Change, or Natural Resources law. The course will bring together the history of Alaska and how many of the issues at play before Statehood remain a common and integral thread through to the present day.

Esteemed members from the Alaska legal community will also be invited as guests to several classes so that students have an opportunity to meet and interact with practitioners on the ground in Alaska.