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Schools Offering Law Programs in Alaska


Around 0.2% of Alaska's graduates graduate from law degree programs every year. In other words, every year an estimated 17 law professionals graduate from Alaska's 4 law schools.

Top Schools

University of Alaska Fairbanks, which is located in Fairbanks, is the top-ranked school in Alaska that has a law program. It received a ranking of 41st in the country in 2010. 14 students graduated with a degree in law from University of Alaska Fairbanks in 2010. The tuition rate at University of Alaska Fairbanks was $5,358 per year.

University of Alaska Anchorage, which was ranked 44th nationwide in 2010, is the second-ranked school in Alaska that has a law program. It is located in Anchorage. The tuition rate at University of Alaska Anchorage was $5,186 per year.

University of Alaska Southeast, which is located in Juneau, is the third-ranked school in Alaska that has a law program. It received a ranking of 83rd in the country in 2010. 1 students graduated with degree in law from University of Alaska Southeast in 2010. University of Alaska Southeast charged in-state students $5,130 in tuition fees per year.

Cost

If you are hoping to attend one of Alaska's law schools, you can expect to pay an average tuition of $8,356 per year, though tuition can range from $17,750 per year to $5,130 per year. In 2010, the following Alaska law schools had the highest tuition rates:

  1. Charter College - located in Anchorage, students are charged $17,750 per year
  2. University of Alaska Fairbanks - located in Fairbanks, students are charged $5,358 per year
  3. University of Alaska Anchorage - located in Anchorage, students are charged $5,186 per year

The law schools in Alaska that charged the lowest tuition rates were:

  1. University of Alaska Southeast - located in Juneau, students are charged $5,130 per year
  2. University of Alaska Anchorage - located in Anchorage, students are charged $5,186 per year
  3. University of Alaska Fairbanks - located in Fairbanks, students are charged $5,358 per year

A law degree from an Alaska school... what next?

Administrative judge, police officer, court clerk, paralegal, and police detective are the professions of choice for a majority of law graduates in Alaska. If you decide to work as a law professional in Alaska, you will be joining the ranks of approximately 3,970 Alaska law professional as of 2010. This number includes 910 lawyers, 50 administrative judges, and 1,210 police officers. In Alaska, the largest numbers of law professional work in the following counties:

  1. Anchorage County - 2,100 law professionals
  2. Aleutians East County - 660 law professionals
  3. Haines County - 410 law professionals

Projected Growth

The government projects that the number of law professionals in Alaska will shrink by 0%. By 2018, there will be an estimated 5,640 law professionals working in Alaska. The greatest decline for law professional is predicted to be amongst Lawyers, who are expected to increase by 0% by 2018.

Salary

On average, law professionals earn a salary of $67,621 per year in Alaska state. However, Alaska law professional earned anywhere in the range from as less than $21,570 per year to more than $137,740 per year in 2010. The counties in Alaska with the highest average salary for law professionals are:

  1. Fairbanks North Star County - $68,933 per year
  2. Aleutians East County - $67,326 per year
  3. Haines County - $64,790 per year

On average, law professionals earn the least in the following Alaska counties:

  1. Anchorage County - $61,040 per year
  2. Haines County - $64,790 per year
  3. Aleutians East County - $67,326 per year

The law professionals with highest average salaries in Alaska were:

  1. Lawyer - $107,400 per year
  2. Police Detective - $87,800 per year
  3. Administrative Judge - $85,480 per year

On average, the lowest paid law professionals in Alaska were:

  1. Legal Assistant - $46,040 per year
  2. Court Clerk - $40,910 per year

More Information

For more data regarding a career in law in Alaska and to compare salaries with various related fields such as forensic accounting or public administration, take a look at the graphs and charts below.

Here are the different levels of study available for you to explore.

  • Associate's Degree in Law in Alaska
  • Master's Degree in Law in Alaska

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Distance School City State Rating Acceptance Rate Student Population
7,928 miles from location University of Alaska Anchorage Anchorage AK 55.637 69% 17,276
7,683 miles from location University of Alaska Fairbanks Fairbanks AK 58.6895 65% 9,137
7,720 miles from location University of Alaska Southeast Juneau AK 17.0398 n/a 3,260
7,928 miles from location Charter College Anchorage AK 15.1354 n/a 1,132
 

Curious what studying Law gets you?

Check out the different options and how they're looking in Alaska

Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
1
Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers + 1,210 $64,610 4.3%
2
Lawyers + 910 $107,400 -11.7%
3
Paralegals and Legal Assistants + 680 $50,890 1.5%
4
Legal Secretaries + 450 $46,040 0.0%
5
Court, Municipal, and License Clerks + 300 $40,910 -44.4%
6
Probation Officers and Correctional Treatment Specialists + 260 $57,840 -10.3%
7
Detectives and Criminal Investigators + 110 $87,800 -35.3%
8
Administrative Law Judges, Adjudicators, and Hearing Officers + 50 $85,480 -28.6%
 

Got your degree? Time to find a job!

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