The Science, Scholarship, and Practice of Polar Law:

Strengthening Arctic Peoples and Places


The Eighth Polar Law Symposium is co-hosted by Alaska Pacific University (APU), the University of Alaska Fairbanks, the University of Alaska Anchorage (through its Justice Center and its Institute of Social and Economic Research), the University of Washington School of Law, and Vermont Law School, in cooperation with the Arctic Law Section of the Alaska Bar Association. The symposium will be held on both campuses of the University of Alaska:

  • September 23–24 (Wed–Thu) at University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF) Wood Center
  • September 25–26 (Fri—Sat) at University of Alaska Anchorage

    University of Alaska (UAA)/Alaska Pacific University Consortium Library

As the Eighth Annual meeting, we are proud to continue the tradition of this truly international Polar Law Symposium, which was first held in 2008 in Iceland and took place last year in Australia.  Special thanks to our organizing committee member colleagues at The University of the Arctic, The Polar Law Institute of the University of Akureyri, Iceland, and the Northern Institute of Environmental and Minority Law (NIEM) of the Arctic Centre at U Lapland, Finland.


This is the first Polar Law Symposium to be held in the United States and it coincides with the U.S. Chairmanship of the Arctic Council.



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