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Trailblazing women hold court at School of Law

Categories: Alumni, Faculty, Public, Students

On March 16, legal professionals and students gathered for a symposium inspired by UND’s female pioneers of law UND Today March 19, 2024 by Walter Criswell Published in: Equity, School of Law The lobby outside of the Gerald W. VandeWalle courtroom was adorned with purple decorations for the event. T-shirts and other merchandise were sold by the Law […]

Professor Datzov presents his forthcoming article, “Toward Automated Justice,” in Houston, Texas

Categories: Faculty

Professor Datzov recently presented his work-in-progress article, “Toward Automated Justice”, at the Junior Intellectual Property Scholars’ Workshop hosted by the University of Houston Law Center. Datzov’s project explores the fundamental concerns regarding the implementation of AI into judicial decision-making and administration.  In his article, Professor Datzov explains that while judicial independence is critical to our […]

The Honorable Ralph Erickson Visits UND School of Law as Jurist-in-Residence

Categories: Alumni, Faculty, Public, Uncategorized

United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit hold special session as part of the visit The University of North Dakota School of Law welcomed Judge Ralph Erickson of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit as its 2024 Rodney S. Webb Distinguished Jurist-in-Residence. The highly anticipated visit marked the return of […]

Professor Blake A. Klinkner’s article addresses upcoming U.S. Supreme Court cases regarding social media and free speech

Categories: Faculty

On February 26th, the United States Supreme Court will hear arguments in two cases concerning whether social media companies have 1st Amendment rights to engage in content moderation. Professor Blake A. Klinkner recently published a law review article addressing these two cases, “Social Media and the First Amendment: Are Social Media Platforms ‘Common Carriers’ Without […]

Professor Margaret Moore Jackson presented at the 31st Annual Fair Housing Laws and Litigation Conference in San Diego

Categories: Faculty

Professor Jackson was a featured speaker for the conference “Fair Housing for our Future” In her presentation, she explored new incentives for collaboration between law students, fair housing advocacy nonprofits, and fair housing lawyers. Her presentation connected likely changes to the bar exam and mandates for experiential credits with further reasons to promote these collaborations, […]

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 […]

Professor Datzov’s article on patent eligibility cited and discussed before U.S. Senate Committee Hearing

Categories: Faculty

The U.S. Senate Subcommittee on Intellectual Property recently held a hearing on the proposed Patent Eligibility Restoration Act (PERA), which seeks to restore “clarity, certainty, and predictability to the U.S. Patent System.”  PERA is the fourth recent legislative attempt to expand the scope of patent eligibility, which was curtailed by several U.S. Supreme Court’s decisions […]

Professor Blake A. Klinkner publishes new article: “Why Are Artificial Intelligence Chatbots (Presently) So Bad at Legal Research and Writing?”

Categories: Faculty

Check out Professor Blake A. Klinkner’s most recent article, “Why Are Artificial Intelligence Chatbots (Presently) So Bad at Legal Research and Writing?” In his article, Professor Klinkner explains why artificial intelligence “hallucinates” when it is asked to conduct legal research and writing. Professor Klinkner also addresses professional pitfalls in using artificial intelligence chatbots to engage […]