About the Alaska Law Campus

Part of Seattle University School of Law, the Alaska Law Campus offers the only comprehensive legal education program in the 49th state. Housed at Alaska Pacific University in Anchorage, the campus welcomes law students from around the country each year for its intensive summer and 3L programs.

Faculty/staff

Christian HalliburtonChristian Halliburton

Faculty Director
Associate Professor of Law

Professor Halliburton is the inaugural faculty member and Faculty Director of the Alaska Law Campus. He teaches courses in Criminal Law, Constitutional Law, Criminal Procedure, and Law and Religion. Read more


Holly JohanknechtHolly Johanknecht

Assistant Director

A lifelong Alaskan, Holly received her undergraduate degree in Political Science from Iowa State University, and her law degree from Drake University School of Law, where she also earned a Certificate of Legislative Practice. She began her career as an attorney with the Disability Law Center, where she focused on abuse and neglect cases. After a stint operating her own estate planning practice, she transitioned to working in post-secondary education, working for three years in the Aviation Technology Division at the University of Alaska before joining the Alaska Law Campus

Adjunct faculty

Our adjunct faculty members are drawn from the Alaskan bench and bar, recognized for their expertise and experience in a variety of areas of Alaskan law.

Visit us

The Alaska Law Campus is conveniently located on the campus of Alaska Pacific University in Anchorage. The Alaska Law Campus team is here for you and, should you be in Anchorage at any time, would welcome an opportunity to meet in person to discuss your law school plans and opportunities to study in Alaska.

Living and working in Alaska

Any time is the perfect time to visit Alaska, and Anchorage is a great place to start your adventure!

Set at the base of the Chugach Mountain Range, Anchorage (pop. 260,000) is Alaska's largest and most cosmopolitan city. It boasts a mild climate, friendly people, and one of the best backyards in the world. Local Alaskans and visitors alike enjoy the city's many restaurants, museums, art galleries, movie theatres, bookstores, coffee shops, and specialty stores. A system of bike trails connects much of the city, including the downtown shopping area and the Tony Knowles Coastal Trail.

Just outside the city limits is Alaska. Within easy weekend reach of Anchorage are some of the state's greatest places for adventure: the foothills and mountains of the 495,000-acre Chugach State Park; Denali National Park, four hours north and home of North America's highest mountain; and the rivers and towns of the Kenai Peninsula. Best of all, there are 19 hours of daylight a day during the summer months and abundant snow to play in all winter. As Alaskans say, a day spent outdoors is a day well spent!