Thursday, January 26, 2012

SAVE THE DATE! Judge Beistline, Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Alaska to Visit the Law School

The Honorable Ralph R. Beistline, Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Alaska, will visit the law school on Wednesday, February 8 and will host a Q & A session for students.

The session will be in the courtroom from noon to 1:00 p.m., though Judge Beistline will be available to speak with students until 2:00. Lunch will be provided.

Judge Beistline was born and raised in Alaska and has served as a US District Court Judge since May of 2002. He previously served nine and a half years as a superior court judge in Fairbanks, Alaska, serving as Presiding Judge from 1997 to 2001. Prior to becoming a judge, Judge Beistline practiced law in Fairbanks, engaged primarily in civil litigation. He served on the Board of Governors of the Alaska Bar Association from 1985 to 1988, as President of the Alaska Bar Association from 1986 to 1987, and was Editor of the Alaska Bar Association Newspaper for five years.

And, a fact near and dear to us here at SU, Judge Beistline was the very first graduate of the University of Puget Sound School of Law (now SU), earning his JD in 1974.

To take advantage of this opportunity to meet with a notable alumnus and renowned member of the federal bench, RSVP to Erin Fullner.