North Dakota Law

Updates from the University of North Dakota School of Law.

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Rob Carolin

Professor Christensen publishes article in UCLA Law Review on a tribe’s right to object to the death penalty

Categories: Faculty

UND Law Professor Grant Christensen recently published an article titled The Wrongful Death of an Indian: A Tribe’s Right to Object to the Death Penalty in the UCLA Law Review. Professor Christensen’s essay responds to the execution of Lezmond Mitchell, the only American Indian on federal death row.  The execution was carried out on August […]

BT: Professor Morrison discusses enforcement of North Dakota mask mandate

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Several North Dakota county sheriffs have made it clear they won’t enforce a new statewide mask mandate but instead will work to make people aware of it. That kind of discretion in law enforcement isn’t new and appears to be in line with what Gov. Doug Burgum handed down late Friday in new measures, a […]

Ballard Spahr’s George Singer, ’93, Named Fellow of American College of Bankruptcy

Categories: Alumni

George H. Singer, a Finance, Bankruptcy, Reorganization and Capital Recovery partner in the Minneapolis office of Ballard Spahr, has been named a Fellow of the American College of Bankruptcy. Mr. Singer practices in the areas of corporate and commercial law, including mergers and acquisitions, finance, financial restructuring, capital recovery, and bankruptcy. He advises firms with […]

GFH story: Fargo attorney appointed to state higher education board

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Joseph Wetch Jr. earned undergraduate and law degrees from UND. Gov. Doug Burgum has appointed Fargo attorney Joseph Wetch Jr. to a four-year term on the State Board of Higher Education. Wetch’s appointment, effective July 1, is subject to confirmation by the North Dakota Senate during the upcoming legislative session. Wetch succeeds Don Morton, who […]

Assistant Professor Heinrich’s article on cultivating grit in law students featured on TaxProf Blog

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Cultivating Grit in Law Students Denitsa Mavrova Heinrich (North Dakota), Cultivating Grit in Law Students: Grit, Deliberate Practice, and the First-Year Law School Curriculum, 47 Cap. U. L. Rev. 341 (2019): What characteristics reliably predict success? Why is it that some individuals accomplish more than others of equal intelligence? Why do some make the most […]

GFH story: Law alumnus and adjunct faculty Daniel Gaustad named Grand Forks city attorney

Categories: Alumni, Faculty

Grand Forks is set to have a new city attorney. Shortly after Brandon Bochenski is sworn in as mayor on Tuesday, City Council members are scheduled to consider affirming Bochenski’s plan to make Dan Gaustad the city’s legal counsel. Bochenski asked Gaustad to be the city’s new attorney last week, Gaustad told the Herald, and […]

Unheralded.Fish story: Mayor Judd: ‘We Have To Stop This Us-Against-Them Mentality’

Categories: Alumni

Moorhead Mayor Johnathan Judd had slept little for days when he addressed the community from the heart Sunday morning. He applauded the thousands of Fargo-Moorhead marchers who came together Saturday to honor the memory of George Floyd, the Minneapolis man killed by a police officer while three colleagues stood by. He praised local and area […]

GFH story: Judge Don Hager, ’86, and Sam Gereszek, ’11, featured in story about possibility of state’s first veterans’ court

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Grand Forks court explores possibility of establishing state’s first veterans’ court While the structure of the court would not differ significantly from other specialty courts, like adult drug court or domestic violence court, a mentorship program that would connect defendants with other veterans would represent a new approach to rehabilitating a group that frequently falls […]

Professor Jackson Presents at Annual Fair Housing Conference

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On April 22, 2020, University of North Dakota School of Law Professor Margaret Moore Jackson presented at High Plains Fair Housing Center’s 3rd Annual Fair Housing Conference. High Plains Fair Housing Center serves as North Dakota’s only nonprofit fair housing advocacy organization, which works to strengthen communities and ensure equal access to fair housing throughout […]