Amend Alaska Bar Rule 2
This petition is addressed to the Alaska Bar Association's Board of Governors. This petition is part of an effort to amend Bar Rule 2 to allow graduates from select online law schools, overseen by the State of California's Committee of Bar Examiners, to sit for the Alaska bar exam.
Alaska is the only state that does not have a law school but Alaska's Bar Association continues the use the same standards for bar admissions as every other state. At present, Alaska Bar Association will not allow graduates from online law schools to sit for their bar exam.
There are about a dozen online law schools that are overseen by California's Committee of Bar Examiners, who have set strict requirements through The State of California Bar, which enables graduates from these law schools to sit for the California Bar exam and be admitted to practice law in California. My petition requests that Alaska Bar Association amend their Bar Rule 2 to allow graduates from these online law schools to sit for the Alaska bar.
Currently, there is no solution for people who are living in remote areas, primarily Native Alaskans, to attend a law school. In addition, not having a solution to a lack of law school in Alaska makes it difficult if not near impossible for persons with disabilities to attend a law school other than online. Finally, it is next to impossible for low income individuals to leave Alaska to attend law school especially when they have families of their own to support.
This is a good cause and it needs your support. Thank you!