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dc.contributor.authorHavelock, John E.
dc.date.accessioned2014-07-11T00:51:37Z
dc.date.available2014-07-11T00:51:37Z
dc.date.issued1975
dc.identifier.otherJC 7504
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11122/4178
dc.description.abstractAlaska 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.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipAlaska Legislative Council and the University of Alaska
dc.description.tableofcontentsIntroduction / Part A. Origins / Part B. Special Characteristics of Alaska / Part C. Summary Findings and Conclusions / PART 1. THE NEED FOR LEGAL AND LAW-RELATED SERVICES IN ALASKA / Needs of the Society at Large / The Clienteles of the Legal Profession / The Characteristics of Services Rendered / PART 2. CHARACTERISTICS OF EXISTING ALASKAN SUPPLY OF LEGAL, LAW-RELATED SERVICES — FORMS OF DELIVERY / The Alaska Bar – A General Profile / Practice by Persons not Admitted in Alaska / The Criminal Justice System / Allied Employments and Professions / Legal Services Rendered by Public Officials and Employees / Present Role of University of Alaska in Meeting Training and Educational Requirements / PART 3. THE PROSPECTS FOR GROWTH / Characteristics of Growth of Legal Services Generally / Prospects for Growth by Component / Influence of State Growth and Legal Services Policy / Some Quantitative Estimates / PART 4. THE PROSPECTS FOR CHANGE IN THE DELIVERY SYSTEM / Lawyer Specialization and the Development of New Careers in Law / Group Service Plans / Recognition of Legal Specialist Roles in Government Service Agencies / Special Admissions for Routine Technical Litigation with Low Stakes – The Special Case of Divorce / Legal and Law-Related Education: Role in Meeting Supply / The Role of Alaskan Higher Education in Meeting Supply / PART 5. STUDENT DEMAND / Distinguished from Public Need – Relationship / Influence of Population Trends on Education Generally / Student Demand for What? / Implications of Trend to Broader Educational Objectives for an Alaskan Law School / Quantification of Student Demand / PART 6. SURVEY RESULTS: EXPERIENCE AND ATTITUDE OF LAWYERS AND THE GENERAL PUBLIC / Summary Results of the Public Poll / Summary Results of the Anchorage Attorney Survey / PART 7. THE OPTIONS FOR A UNIVERSITY RESPONSE / Building on Existing Arrangements and Models / Certification for Practice and Legal Education Through Other than a J.D. Program / General Education in Law / Costs of an Alaskan Practice / The Law School Question Reviewed / Standards of Feasibility for an ABA and AALS Approved School / Operating Costs – Third Year of Operation, 1975 Dollars / Comparisons with Other Recently Established Law Schools / Options for the Universityen_US
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dc.publisherUniversity of Alaskaen_US
dc.subjectlegal educationen_US
dc.subjectlawen_US
dc.subjectlaw practiceen_US
dc.subjectlawyersen_US
dc.subjectUniversity of Alaskaen_US
dc.titleLegal Education for a Frontier Society: A Survey of Alaskan Needs and Opportunities in Education, Research and the Delivery of Legal Servicesen_US
dc.typeReporten_US
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