• Alaska Justice Forum ; Vol. 2, No. 2 (February 1978)

      Barry, Douglas; Havelock, John E.; Ring, John E. (Criminal Justice Center, University of Alaska Anchorage, 1978-02)
      The February 1978 issue of the Alaska Justice Forum presents articles on police officers who file civil suits for personal injury or defamation; the pros and cons of legal specialization; and the second of six articles on the law on confessions, focusing on the questions of what constitutes "custody" and what constitutes an "interrogation." Also included are a digest of proposed legislation introduced in the Alaska State Legislature, an announcement of an upcoming conference on probation and parole, and a justice training calendar.
    • Legal Education for a Frontier Society: A Survey of Alaskan Needs and Opportunities in Education, Research and the Delivery of Legal Services

      Havelock, John E. (University of Alaska, 1975)
      Alaska is the only state of the United States that does not have a law school. This 1975 study, commissioned by the Alaska Legislative Council and the University of Alaska, is the first comprehensive investigation of the demand for legal and law-related services in Alaska and how that demand can best be met, including an examination of the feasibility of establishing a law school in the state. The study describes contemporary methods of delivering legal services in the state, with particular focus on the needs of rural and middle income Alaskans, and evaluates their cost and efficiency. It evaluates the present supply of lawyers and law-trained people in Alaska with reference to national trends in legal education, the migration to and admission of attorneys in Alaska, and the unique circumstances of Alaska law practice. It analyzes the need and demand for legal education in the state, and incorporates principal results of surveys of the general public and of Anchorage-area attorneys. The study concludes that there is no need to increase the supply of lawyers in Alaska by establishment of a law school and that many objectives which might be reached by a law school can also be reached by building on existing arrangements and models and development of other options for legal practice in Alaska such as paralegal training, particularly in rural areas of the state.