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Professor Datzov’s most recent article draws national headlines and attention

Categories: Faculty

Professor Datzov’s most recent article (co-authored with Jason Rantanen, Professor of Law at the University of Iowa School of Law), examines a decade of Federal Circuit decisions regarding patent eligibility and finds that one of the most popular and polarizing narratives in patent law might be a misconception instead of an accurate narrative. Although the […]

The Northern Plains Ethics Institute has invited Professor Blake A. Klinkner to deliver a seminar on “Artificial Intelligence and the Future of Higher Education”

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Professor Klinkner will discuss the ways in which rapidly advancing artificial intelligence will impact the future of higher education and how artificial intelligence will change higher education as early as the college application and admissions process. Professor Klinkner will then address topics including the teaching of artificial intelligence in the higher education curriculum, the training […]

Investiture ceremony honors North Dakota Bar Foundation and Professor Bradley Myers

Categories: Alumni, Faculty

The ceremony was held at the School of Law during UND Homecoming to recognize the donor and title holder of the Randy H. Lee Professorship The University of North Dakota Alumni Association and Foundation, along with the UND School of Law recently hosted an investiture ceremony honoring the North Dakota Bar Foundation for its establishment […]

Professor Grijalva quoted: Native lands lack clean water protections, but more tribes are taking charge

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Oct 17, 2023 | 5:00 am ET By Alex Brown Across the roughly 1,300 square miles of the White Earth Indian Reservation in northwest Minnesota, tribal members harvest wild rice in waters that have sustained them for generations. They’ve been working for decades to restore sturgeon, a culturally important fish, and they harvest minnows and leeches […]

Professor Alexandra Sickler is quoted: Federal regulator investigating whether student-loan servicer is collecting on debt discharged in bankruptcy

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The CFPB asked for information from the Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency about debt held by borrowers who have gone through bankruptcy Published: Oct. 12, 2023 at 1:11 p.m. ET By Jillian Berman A student-loan organization may be collecting on debt that should have been discharged in bankruptcy and is pushing back on the Consumer […]

“Thinking About Scanning that QR Code? Think Twice Before You Do” by Professor Blake A. Klinkner

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Be wary of scanning QR codes which are placed outdoors and in other public settings. In his article, Professor Klinkner discusses the rise in QR codes being used by cyber thieves, hackers, and other criminals for illicit purposes. As QR codes become commonplace, individuals should be aware of the dangers posed by malicious QR codes. […]

Professor Nick Datzov and 3L Theodore W. Ramage featured on KFYR TV

Categories: Faculty, Students

Implications Artificial Intelligence platforms can have on law schools By Maiya Fleck Published: Oct. 9, 2023 at 5:36 PM CDT BISMARCK, N.D. (KFYR) – Artificial intelligence has been evolving rapidly, especially in the last two years with platforms like ChatGPT. Across the country, universities are having discussions about how AI should be used in higher education. Artificial […]

Professor Blake A. Klinkner recently presented at the Central States Law Schools Association Annual Scholarship Conference

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Professor Blake A. Klinkner presented law review article at the University of Oklahoma School of Law In his presentation, “The 1st Amendment & Social Media’s Right to Censor – Addressing the Circuit Split,” Professor Klinkner discussed the constitutionality of state “anti-censorship” laws which restrict social media platform content moderation. Professor Klinkner also serves as Treasurer […]

Professor Dan Lewerenz serves as expert back reader for NPR’s Throughline

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A Tale of Two Tribal Nations Episode Description The word “reservation” implies “reserved” – as in, this land is reserved for Native Americans. But most reservation land actually isn’t owned by tribes. Instead, it’s checkerboarded into private farmland, federal forests, summer camps, even resorts. That’s true for the Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe in northern […]

Assistant Professor Nikola Datzov quoted: Burgum’s campaign is using pop culture for merchandise. Is he violating copyright laws?

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Much of Gov. Doug Burgum’s presidential campaign merchandise and social media posts draw inspiration from pop culture. The Jumpman logo, left, compared to a T-shirt being sold by North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum’s presidential campaign.WDAY graphic InForum | By Nick Broadway of WDAY Friday, September 15 Watch the story by WDAY’s Nick Broadway FARGO — […]