Study Law in Alaska

May 29 - July 24, 2014

For more than a decade, Seattle University School of Law, in cooperation with the University of Alaska Anchorage, offers this innovative program in Anchorage, Alaska. Students earn four course credits, gain significant legal experience, and spend the summer in beautiful Alaska.

The Study Law in Alaska Program provides internship and externship opportunities and the nation's only substantive law course related to Alaska's unique legal issues.  This program is designed for law students attending ABA-approved law schools who have an interest in exploring career options in Alaska.  Students learn from experts in Anchorage, Alaska, about important environmental, legal, and social issues that impact Alaska Native rights and natural resource management in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge and wildlife preservation.

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Studying under the midnight sun in Seattle University's Study Law in Alaska Program provides a rare view into the state's unique legal issues. Read more.

Eligibility

Seattle University School of Law welcomes visiting students in good standing from any ABA-accredited law school who have completed at least one year of law school. Students who meet these criteria are required to submit a letter of good standing from their current institution.

How to Apply

Please send all application materials to Stephanie Nichols, Director of the Study Law in Alaska Program, at the address below.

  1. Complete the application form (pdf).  Application forms are accepted on a rolling basis.  Please see more information below regarding internship placements.
  2. Submit your top two internship choices to Stephanie M. Nichols. Please also include specific cover letters, resumes, transcript, brief writing sample, and any other materials requested by the internship placements.  Internship placements are filled on a first-come, first-serve basis, and we suggest applicants submit their materials for the program by March 1, 2014.
  3. Submit a non-refundable deposit of $300 with your materials.  Payments should be made payable to Seattle University School of Law and may be made by check or money order.

For more information on the Study Law in Alaska Program or to apply, contact Stephanie Nichols directly at 206.398.4294, or via e-mail at nicholss@seattleu.edu.

Stephanie M. Nichols, J.D.
Director and Adjunct Professor of Law

Study Law in Alaska
Seattle University School of Law
901 12th Avenue, Sullivan Hall
PO Box 222000
Seattle, WA 98122-1090

More Information

The Study Law in Alaska Program offers a 4-credit law class and internships taught by faculty who are experts in their respective fields, as well as a variety of events to expose students to the Anchorage and larger Alaska legal communities. There is also an opportunity for students who qualify to participate in externships. We will be happy to answer any questions regarding tuition and financial aid. Housing will be available on the University of Alaska Anchorage campus for students enrolled in the program. To learn more about individual student experiences, please visit our testimonials page. For more information on what to do in Alaska, please see the Visiting Alaska page. You will never forget your visit to Alaska!

University of Alaska Anchorage Facilities

Students staying in UAA housing for the summer program will have access to various facilities.  For example, students may use a mini-gym on the UAA campus free of charge or may pay a small fee for use of a larger gym.  Laundry facilities are also available.  Students may also rent camping equipment, mountain bikes, canoes, and other equipment at reasonable rates.

Students from the Study Law in Alaska Program hike amid mountain foothills in the Anchorage area.

Contact

Stephanie M. Nichols, J.D.
Sullivan Hall
901 12th Avenue
P.O. Box 222000
Seattle, WA 98122-1090
Phone: 206.398.4294
E-mail: nicholss@seattleu.edu