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Alaska's first law school is satellite Seattle U campus

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Anchorage, Alaska

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A long-planned satellite campus of Seattle University School of Law is opening in Anchorage, Alaska, establishing the state’s first law school.

Available to law students throughout the country, the one-year program is for third-year students. It is intended to help those who intend to practice in Alaska after they graduate establish and maintain connections with the state’s legal community, the National Law Journal (sub. req.) reports.

Six students, including two visitors from other law schools, will participate in the inaugural one-year program when the satellite campus opens in Anchorage next week.

“As an Alaskan, this was never an opportunity when I was going to law school,” said Stephanie Nichols, executive director of the Alaska program. “This first-ever Alaska satellite campus changes the future landscape of Alaska and will have an impact on future generations who decide to enter the legal profession here.”

A press release issued last year by Seattle University, after the American Bar Association approved the satellite campus, provides additional details.

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