Lawmaker wants Alaska's 1st medical, law schools

FAIRBANKS - An Alaska lawmaker has pledged to create the state's first medical schools and law schools. State Rep. Scott Kawasaki said he would file legislation before the Alaska Assembly reconvenes in mid-January that would create...
PETA lawsuit seeks to expand animal rights for orcas

...likely to stoke an ongoing, intense debate at America's law schools over expansion of animal rights.People for the Ethical...has evolved steadily, with courses taught at scores of law schools. Many prominent lawyers and academics have joined in...
Bill attempts to attract out-of-state interns

...legislator introduced the bill last session after an Alaskan who was attending law school out of state (there are no law schools in Alaska) encountered a problem with an internship, Lynn's aide Joanna Lewis said."One of the (law school...
Local | AK legislature
Prefiled bills in plain English

...spaces near fish habitats or drinking water.? HB 54 - Rep. Scott Kawasaki, D-Fairbanks - Establishes medical and law schools at the University of Alaska.? HB 55 - Kawasaki - People who have been wrongly convicted and imprisoned can be compensated...
Local | AK legislature
Wiseman school shuts down because of low enrollment

...We believed that another kid was going to be transferring to the school, but it didn't work out." Under state law, schools must have at least 10 students to receive funding as a standalone school. Unlike urban areas, the district is funded...
Eight local schools don't meet state proficiency targets

...for specific students," said Charla Wright, the district's instructional services coordinator. Under federal law, schools must meet English and math proficiency targets as a whole and in nine subgroups such as ethnicities, poverty, disabilities...
School plan's fate now with the Assembly

...1999 bond issue could not exceed a maximum of about $121 per $100,000 of property over 15 years. Under a recent law, schools can qualify for up to 70 percent state reimbursement if the size of the project is approved by the state Department...
Former Alaska Supreme Court justice dies

...suit in Anchorage against residents of Scammon Bay, a town on Alaska's west coast). That case is taught in many law schools, a rarity for a state court decision.President Jimmy Carter nominated him to his seat on the 9th Circuit in 1980...
Alaska 'Loser' contestant still fighting weight gain

...Year's Day 2006. Her life was going well. She'd graduated from the University of Alaska Anchorage, applied to law schools and been accepted to almost all of them. The University of Maine offered a full scholarship. But her body didn't...
For lawyers, the Supreme Court bar is vanity trip one checks to ensure members are still alive and practicing. Some members join as part of groups coordinated by law schools and professional organizations. Others are sworn in as individuals. Still others apply and get their membership certificate...


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