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Professor Jenny M. Samarzja recently presented at a Legal Writing Institute workshop in New York City

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Her presentation focused on the importance of integrating pre-trial skills into the upper-level curriculum The workshop, hosted by Fordham University School of Law centered on methods of advancing simulation-based pedagogy. Professor Samarzja’s presentation highlighted her experiences in developing and teaching the Criminal Pretrial Practice course (LAW 411) at UND Law.  This upper-level course prepares students […]

Professor Datzov recently presented at Texas A&M and UNH Franklin Pierce School of Law

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Professor Datzov recently presented some of his ongoing research at the Sixth Annual Texas A&M Intellectual Property Scholars Roundtable and the UNH Franklin Pierce School of Law 2022 Academic IP Roundtable. Each of the events brings together intellectual property and technology law scholars to share and discuss research on emerging and important legal issues relating […]

Professor Lewerenz quoted as an expert: Betting, adoption lawsuits pose greatest threat to tribes in decades, experts say

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A lawsuit in Washington state and another case before the U.S. Supreme Court are part of a coordinated campaign that experts say is pushing once-fringe legal theories to the nation’s highest court and represents the most serious challenge to tribal sovereignty in over 50 years. OregonLive | Oregonian By Karina Brown | Underscore News Editor’s note: This […]

Garry Allan Pearson ’58 (1934-2022)

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Garry Allan Pearson, a longtime resident of Grand Forks, ND, passed away peacefully in his home on December 19, 2022. Born in Minot, North Dakota in 1934, the son of Elmer and Kathleen (Johnson) Pearson, he grew up in Minot as an avid golfer and outdoorsman.  At 16 years of age he won his first North […]

Professors Cook & Mavrova Heinrich recently presented at Fordham University School of Law

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Advancing Simulation-based Pedagogy Professors Jennifer Cook and Denitsa Mavrova Heinrich presented “A Tale of Two Simulations,” at Fordham University School of Law. The presentation highlighted innovative ways for creating simulations in the upper-level curriculum that introduce new skills and feedback methodologies. Through concrete examples, Professors Cook and Mavrova Heinrich discussed the benefits of incorporating non-lawyers […]

Professor Oyewunmi was a recent panelist for an Institute for Energy Law webinar

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Managing the Turmoil in European Energy Markets Professor Tade Oyewunmi recently participated in a webinar that explored the current energy market crisis in Europe. European energy markets have seen record futures prices of €1,000/ MWh only this August (a price more than ten times higher than contemporaneous forecasts in the US.) The unrivaled EU energy […]

The Gavel: A Vibrant Community at the UND School of Law

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Dean Pappas Looks to build on school’s strong support By Kylie Blanchard, Clearwater Communications Brian Pappas stepped into the role of Dean of the University of North Dakota (UND) School of Law in July with the drive to impact students and faculty and prepare law students to serve others in their future careers. “My main […]

The Uniform Law Commission drafting committee is working on revising the Uniform Determination of Death Act and was recently featured in a WSJ article: Professor Bradley Myers is a member of the committee

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The Wall Street Journal:  Doctors and Lawyers Debate Meaning of Death as Families Challenge Practices Changing the determination of brain death potentially affects organ donation By Amy Dockser Marcus Dec. 11, 2022 9:00 am ET How doctors determine death is up for debate. For more than four decades, death in the U.S. has been determined in two main […]

Professor Margaret Moore Jackson Presents at Minnesota Judicial Branch 2022 Annual Conference of Judges

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Professor Margaret Moore Jackson was an invited speaker at the Minneapolis meeting of Minnesota state court judges Her presentation, “Federal Fair Housing Law in State Courts: Understanding Policy Goals and Local Impacts,” was featured during the December 8, 2022 session. In it, she traced the legal and policy underpinnings for the enactment of the Fair […]

Professor Tade Oyewunmi’s article published in the Natural Resources Law Insights December Newsletter

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Ownership and Utilization of Subsurface Pore Spaces in North Dakota – A Comment on Recent Legal Developments Tade Oyewunmi, LLD | University of North Dakota School of Law In 2019, the North Dakota Legislative Assembly enacted SB 2344 to clarify ownership and use of pore space. The law essentially authorizes mineral estate holders to utilize […]