Summer in Alaska



The Alaska Summer Program provides law students with an introduction to Alaska’s unique and compelling legal issues.

  • Earn four law school credits
  • Gain significant legal experience by completing an externship or internship
  • Spend the summer exploring the state’s natural beauty
  • Develop professional connections to help launch your career, in Alaska or elsewhere


As a program participant, you will learn about important legal, social and environmental issues impacting the state. Courses, which alternate from year to year, cover topics such as:

  • Alaska’s constitution
  • Alaska Native Corporations
  • Environmental law and natural resources


To participate, you must meet the following criteria:

  • Be a student in good standing at any ABA-accredited law school
  • Have completed at least your first year of law school

Admissions procedure

Priority deadline: January 1
Students are accepted on a rolling basis, so please consider applying as early as possible after application opens.

Here is what you will need to submit:

  • Completed application
  • Resume
  • Transcript
  • $300 deposit (non-refundable), payable to Seattle University School of Law
  • For visiting students:
    • We also require a letter from your law school attesting to your good standing. Visit Transfer/Visiting Students for more information.