Sullivan Hall 321
(206) 398-4294


B.B.A., cum laude, University of Notre Dame
J.D., cum laude, Seattle University School of Law


Alaska Native Law

Stephanie M. Nichols

Executive Director, Alaska Satellite Law Campus; Adjunct Professor of Law


As Executive Director of Seattle University's Alaska Satellite Law Campus, Stephanie brings a lifetime of experiences from Alaska to the Law School. Over the past several years, Stephanie has been responsible for overseeing the development and operations of Alaska's first-ever Satellite law campus. The School of Law Alaska Satellite campus offers both summers and the entire third year in Alaska.

In addition to directing the Law School's campus in Alaska, Stephanie also teaches courses in Alaska Native Law, on the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act, Alaska National Interest Lands Conservation Act, and on Alaska's Legal History. She has also taught the Indian Trust and Estates clinic in Seattle University's Ronald A. Peterson Law Clinic.

Stephanie received a degree in Accountancy cum laude from the University of Notre Dame and her J.D. cum laude from Seattle University. Prior to her work at the Law School, Stephanie was in-house counsel for an Indian tribe near Olympia, Washington. She has also been a speaker at several national conferences. During law school Stephanie was a First Place winner of the Fredric C. Tausend Appellate Oral Argument Competition. She was born and raised in Fairbanks, Alaska, and has traveled extensively throughout Alaska, the country, and the world.

Recent Activity

Finally on the Frontier: Alaska Gets a Satellite Law School

August 19, 2015
Legal education expands in Alaska, with Seattle University School of Law's new satellite campus in Anchorage.

Law school wins ABA approval for Alaska satellite campus

December 10, 2014
Third-year law students will study and work in Anchorage in fall 2015, now that the American Bar Association has approved Seattle University School of Law's satellite campus there.