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Satellite law school planned for Anchorage

By Shannon Ballard 8:58 PM June 12, 2014

Alaska is the only state without a law school, but that will soon change. Seattle University’s School of Law is planning a satellite campus here in Anchorage.

Third-year classes will be run out of Washington State, but held remotely at Alaska Pacific University.

The hope is to keep more homegrown lawyers here in the Last Frontier. APU believes these satellite classes could be the next best thing.

“These students can actually spend their third year in residence here on our campus, studying Alaska legal issues and working with Alaska’s legal community,” said APU President Don Bantz.

The plan stills needs approval from the American Bar Association.

If everything works out, law classes at APU will start in the Fall of 2015.

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