North Dakota Law

Updates from the University of North Dakota School of Law.

Articles by
Rob Carolin

Welcome Reception Honors Dean McGinniss and Law Class of 2022

Categories: Alumni, Faculty, Staff, Students

UND School of Law hosted a welcome program and reception for new Dean Michael McGinniss and the Class of 2022, on Friday, August 23, in the Baker Courtroom. The program began with comments from State Bar Association of North Dakota (SBAND) President Aubrey Zuger.  She read a special letter honoring McGinniss written by retired Delaware […]

President Trump nominates Devils Lake attorney for ND federal judgeship

Categories: Alumni

President Donald Trump has nominated Devils Lake attorney Daniel Traynor to succeed federal Judge Daniel Hovland. Traynor is a shareholder in the Traynor Law Firm in Devils Lake, where he practices insurance defense, personal injury, business litigation and American Indian law. He also has served on North Dakota’s State Board of Higher Education since 2018. He […]

Oltz named Chair-Elect of the North Dakota Academic and Special Libraries Section

Categories: Faculty

Tammy Pettinato Oltz, Director of the Law Library and Assistant Professor, has been elected to serve as Chair-Elect of the Academic and Special Libraries Section of the North Dakota Library Association. According to the NDLA web-site, the A&SL Section provides “a forum for participants to discuss and exchange ideas related to academic and special libraries, […]

Peter Welte, ’97, confirmed to federal judgeship

Categories: Alumni, Public

The position, vacated by Judge Ralph R. Erickson when he was promoted from the federal judgeship in Fargo to the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals in 2017, has been empty for nearly two years. The U.S. Senate confirmed former Grand Forks County State’s Attorney Peter Welte to fill a long-vacant federal judgeship on Tuesday, July […]

Professor Grijalva wins Best Paper at ABA environmental conference

Categories: Faculty

The 48th Spring Conference of the ABA Section of Environment, Energy and Resources was held in Denver, Colorado on March 27-29. James Grijalva, Friedman Professor and Director of the Tribal Environmental Law Project, participated in a panel discussion of the impacts of the Trump EPA’s “return to its core mission.” His paper, Tribal Environmental Self-Determination: […]

Helen Hamilton Day 2019: “Ordinary Women Doing Extraordinary Things”

Categories: Public, Students

The Law Women’s Caucus held their annual Helen Hamilton Day event in honor of the first female graduate of UND School of Law. This year’s theme was Ordinary Women Doing Extraordinary Things. The topics included advocating for women’s rights, first females in a professional position and breaking the glass ceiling. Advocating for Women’s Rights, which […]

Black Law Students Association Hosts Talk on Implicit Bias

Categories: Public, Students

On February 13, at UND School of Law, the Black Law Students Association hosted a lecture about Implicit Bias Training, which featured Criminal defense attorney Marquis Bradshaw from Fargo. The program was part of the celebration of Black History Month at the law school.   Bradshaw graduated from Wayne State University School of Law in […]

Michael McGinniss Named Law School Dean

Categories: Alumni, Faculty

Michael McGinniss, associate professor of law at UND, has been named dean of the School of Law by Provost Tom DiLorenzo. Read the full story at UND Today, February 26, 2019 by Jan Orvik