Alaska Law Review
Duke University School of Law
About: Alaska Law Review is an academic journal. The journal publishes majorly in the area(s): Statute & Supreme court. It has an ISSN identifier of 0883-0568. Over the lifetime, 164 publications have been published receiving 403 citations.
Papers published on a yearly basis
TL;DR: The Alaska Veterans Court as mentioned in this paper has been in continuous operation for over seven years and is the only court in the United States that provides recidivism statistics for the first seven years of its existence.
Abstract: In July 2004 Anchorage, Alaska started one of the first veterans courts in the United States. That court has now been in continuous operation for over seven years. This Comment briefly describes the steps taken to establish the Alaska Veterans Court and how the court operates. An overview of the characteristics of participants in and graduates from the court is provided, followed by statistics concerning the effect of the court on recidivism. Several potential future areas of study concerning this court are also identified. The Comment concludes by highlighting the importance of the court and by noting that the benefits provided by the court are currently limited by the absence of funding from any source.
TL;DR: In this article, the authors highlight the need to recognize and critically examine the link between food security and the efficient legal protection of the traditional hunting, fishing, and gathering activities of the Inuit people of Alaska.
Abstract: For the last twenty-five years, the legal protection of subsistence in Alaska has given rise to legal and political controversies. Subsistence is closely related to the concept of “food security,” as defined by the World Food Summit. The purpose of this Article is to highlight the need to recognize and critically examine the link between food security and the efficient legal protection of the traditional hunting, fishing, and gathering activities of the Inuit people of Alaska. The Article first describes the genesis and evolu-
TL;DR: Alaska is the only American state that employs a variation of the English Rule, whereby the losing party in a civil case must pay the prevailing party's attorneys' fees as mentioned in this paper.
Abstract: Alaska is the only American state that employs a variation of the “English Rule,” whereby the losing party in a civil case must pay the prevailing party’s attorneys’ fees. In recent years, advocates of tort reform have praised Alaska’s Civil Rule 82 as a model for tort reform to help rid the overburdened courts of low merit claims. But does Rule 82 really reduce meritless litigation? This study compares civil case filings in the District of Alaska to a sample of other comparable federal district courts. Although filings in the District of Alaska were lower than the national average, they were indistinguishable from the remainder of the sample. Other measures also failed to demonstrate any significant differences between civil cases in the District of Alaska and the other districts. These results suggest that reformers looking to reduce meritless litigation should look elsewhere for model reform