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UND Law Newsletter | February 2024

Categories: Alumni, Faculty, Public, Staff, Students

UND Law Newsletter February 2024 A Message from Dean Pappas Spring semester at UND Law is in full swing bringing with it enthusiastic students and an array of upcoming events to look forward to. We have been enjoying the sunshine and warmer than normal temperatures and can only hope an early spring is indeed coming. […]

UND Law Newsletter | January 2024

Categories: Alumni, Faculty, Public, Staff, Students

UND Law Newsletter January 2024 A Message from Dean Pappas Happy New Year! It is with great excitement that we launch the first UND School of Law electronic newsletter. This publication is part of our efforts to build a stronger UND Law community by keeping our alumni and friends informed of what is happening here […]

Alumna Meg Morely Named 2024 North Dakota Mother of the Year

Categories: Alumni, Public

2024 North Dakota Mother of the Year Announced Grand Forks Mother Recognized for Her Positive Influence in the Home and Community Valley News Live By JESSIE AAMODT – Published: Feb. 12, 2024, 12:27 PM CST GRAND FORKS, N.D. – American Mothers Inc. (AMI) announced Meg Morley as the 2024 North Dakota Mother of the Year. Morley […]

North Dakota Law Review Technology & Innovation Symposium

Categories: Alumni, Faculty, Public, Students

The North Dakota Law Review will host their 2024 Technology and Innovation Symposium in Fargo on March 21st. Please join us at the Avalon Event Center in Fargo to hear from legal experts in the field of technology and innovation on Thursday, March 21, 2024. North Dakota and Minnesota Continuing Legal Education credits are pending. […]

Rebecca Binstock ’12 is quoted: Declaring conflicts of interest rare for North Dakota lawmakers

Categories: Alumni, Public

Ethics Commission says Legislature’s rules need improvement North Dakota Monitor BY: MARY STEURER – FEBRUARY 5, 2024 5:00 AM This is the first in a two-part series about conflict of interest rules and the North Dakota Legislature.  Lonnie Laffen stood up at his desk on the Senate floor. It was the middle of the 2013 session and the […]

The Honorable Ralph R. Erickson ’84 will serve as Distinguished Jurist-in-Residence

Categories: Alumni, Public

Judge Ralph R. Erickson, United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit, will serve as the 2024 Rodney S. Webb Distinguished Jurist-in-Residence from February 29 – March 1. The Rodney S. Webb Distinguished Jurist-in-Residence program brings prominent judges from across the state and the country to UND School of Law to engage with our […]

Judge Bruce Romanick ’86 not seeking reelection

Categories: Alumni, Public

South Central District Judge Bruce Romanick not seeking reelection South Central Judicial District Judge Bruce Romanick has announced that he will not be running for reelection in 2024. A 1986 UND School of Law graduate, he was in private practice in Washburn and Bismarck, N.D., 1986-88, Judge Advocate for the United States Army, Fort Carson, Colorado, […]

Winter Commencement 2023

Categories: Alumni, Faculty, Public, Students, Uncategorized

The University of North Dakota held its winter commencement ceremony for professional and graduate degrees on Thursday, December 14, 2023 at the Chester Fritz Auditorium on the UND campus. Fourteen law students completed the required coursework to earn the Juris Doctor degree, two of which completed the joint J.D./M.B.A. degree. Five graduates participated in the […]

Tessa Vaagen ’15 appointed referee and magistrate in South Central Judicial District

Categories: Alumni

Presiding Judge Bruce Romanick, on behalf of all of the South Central Judicial District Court judges, has appointed Tessa Vaagen as a Judicial Referee and Magistrate. Vaagen has experience with cases involving delinquent children, children in need of services, children in need of protection, and minor victims.  She also brings experience in family law, including […]

Investiture Ceremony held for Judge Stephanie R. Hayden ’08

Categories: Alumni

The formal Investiture Ceremony for Judge Stephanie R. Hayden was held on November 6, 2023 at the Cass County Courthouse.  Several Supreme Court Justices, District court judges and legislators were in attendance. In Chief Justice Jon Jensen’s remarks, he noted that the judicial vacancy was created by the 2023 legislative session with the addition of three additional judgeships, […]