North Dakota Law

Updates from the University of North Dakota School of Law.

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Rob Carolin

GFH Story featuring alumnus Josh Wolfe – Law firms, UND work to combat shortage of rural attorneys

Categories: Alumni

Original Article – Grand Forks Herald,  By: Andrew Weeks, December 29th 2019 Challenges still exist, but the outlook is trending more positively, especially with partner programs between law firms, universities and other organizations. When Josh Wolfe was a teenager living on his family’s farm in a rural North Dakota community, he picked up a book that […]

Senate confirms alumnus Dan Traynor, ’97 as new federal judge in North Dakota

Categories: Alumni

Original Article – Bismarck Tribune, December 19, 2019 The U.S. Senate has confirmed Devils Lake attorney Daniel Traynor to serve as federal judge in North Dakota, according to U.S. Sens. John Hoeven and Kevin Cramer. Traynor was nominated by President Donald Trump in August. He’ll succeed U.S. District Judge Daniel Hovland, who announced last year he […]

Professor Sickler’s forthcoming article, Bankruptcy’s Adjunct Regulator featured on Duke’s FinReg blog

Categories: Faculty

Original Post on Duke’s FinReg Blog, December 9, 2019 Courtesy of Alexandra Sickler and Kara Bruce Bankruptcy and consumer finance laws operate in independent silos. Many consumer advocates view bankruptcy as a remote and specialized field, while bankruptcy proponents tend to view bankruptcy as a complete and exhaustive system. Our forthcoming paper, Bankruptcy’s Adjunct Regulator (Florida Law Review), bridges these […]

GFH Story – Law School Enjoying Bright Times

Categories: Public

Original Story – Grand Forks Herald, December 8, 2109, by Sydney Mook Though it was a sometimes rocky path to get there, times are bright at the UND School of Law, says Dean Michael McGinniss. McGinnis is finishing his first full semester leading the law school. In February, the longtime faculty member was selected as […]

Professor Grijalva’s Tribal Environmental Law Project flourishes

Categories: Faculty

This fall, Professor Grijalva engaged tribal environmental professionals across the country on a broad variety of environmental issues. In August, he conducted a 4-hour workshop on Strengthening Tribal Self-Determination and Self-Governance by Administering Environmental Protection Programs: The Continuing Relevance of EPA’s 1984 Indian Policy and 1992 GAP Statute, and presented Developing Tribal Water Quality Standards […]

Julia Ernst Radio Interview About Her Research on the Mayflower Compact

Categories: Faculty

Listen to Associate Dean Julia Ernst in a radio interview related to her research on the Mayflower Compact. Original Story from Prairie Public News – On this date 399 years ago, the Mayflower Compact was signed aboard the Mayflower. It was the first governing document of the Plymouth Colony, written by the Puritans fleeing religious […]

Hamilton and Winbauer win fall moot court competition

Categories: Uncategorized

The fall internal moot court competition was held on October 30, 2019 in the Baker Courtroom on at the UND School of Law. Second-year students Tatiana Hamilton and Katie Winbauer defeated second-year students Martha Amdahl and Logan Caldwell in an extremely close competition to claim the championship. Other award winners include: Intra-school Champion Team: ​Katie Winbauer […]

Nearly 100 People Participate in Symposium on Implicit Bias in the Legal Profession

Categories: Public

Along with the Women Lawyers Section of the State Bar Association of North Dakota, UND School of Law recently cosponsored a Symposium on Implicit Bias in the Legal Profession in which nearly 100 people participated. Teri McMurtry-Chubb, Visiting Distinguished Professor of Law with the UIC John Marshall Law School in Chicago, headlined the event with […]