Willamette Lawyer | Spring 2014
WUCL – Home of the Northern Lights: Deemed “Alaska’s Law School,” Willamette’s College of Law has a surprising number of grads putting their law degrees to work in the Land of the Midnight Sun.
Educating Alaskans Willamette law launches 3+3 Program partnership with University of Alaska When the idea to initiate a 3+3 Program at the University of Alaska Anchorage came up, Mary K. Hughes JD’74 was quick to support it. Her father, an attorney who founded what would become Alaska’s largest local law firm, had participated in a similar program as a college student in South Dakota and benefitted greatly from it. Hughes, a Willamette University trustee since 1997 and a member of its Advancement Committee and College of Law Committee, already has witnessed the successful establishment of the law school’s 3+3 Program with Oregon State University. And, as a member of the University of Alaska Board of Regents since 2002 and a longtime trustee of the University of Alaska Foundation, she knew Alaskans would benefit from a similar program. 14 | Willamette Lawyer