Ethics CLE and reception with governor in Anchorage June 23
As part of its longstanding Summer in Alaska Program, the law school is cosponsoring a CLE and reception in Anchorage June 23. The ethics CLE "Creating Collegiality Among Adversaries" features Dean Mark Niles and Alaska Supreme Court Justice Walter Carpeneti. Gov. Sean Parnell '87 will give remarks at the reception.
"One of my priorities for the law school is to expand our efforts and presence in Alaska and create a pre-eminent, comprehensive academic program that establishes Seattle University School of Law as the central player in legal education in the state," Niles said.
Alaska is the only state in the country without a law school, and it presents an array of issues of keen interest to the law school The well-established Study Law in Alaska Program, in partnership with the University of Alaska Anchorage, has been in existence for nearly a decade. It is the perfect platform upon which to build and expand relations in Alaska from its legal communities to alumni and law students from across the country.
"This is a wonderful way for Seattle University to show our commitment and solidify our expansion in being a key player in legal education throughout Alaska," said Stephanie Nichols '06, who is originally from Fairbanks, Alaska, and the director of the Law School's Study Law in Alaska Program.