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Judge Steven L. Marquart ’79 honored

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A retirement celebration in honor of East Central Judicial District Judge Steven L. Marquart was held Dec. 28 at the Cass County Courthouse Judge Steven McCullough speaks at the cermony about life at the district court with Judge Marquart. The two judges joined the court in 2004 and had a joint investiture ceremony. Judge Marquart’s family […]

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 […]

Judge Stacy Louser ’07, finalist for ND Supreme Court vacancy

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The North Dakota Supreme Court announced the names of three finalists to fill the impending vacancy on the court. The two judges and one attorney singled out by the selection committee include South Central Judicial District Judge Doug Bahr of Bismarck, Assistant United States Attorney Jake Rodenbiker of Fargo, and North Central Judicial District Judge […]

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 […]

NECJD dedicates courtroom to retired Judge Jahnke

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On Dec. 5, the Northeast Central Judicial District dedicated its new Courtroom 109 to retired District Judge Lawrence Jahnke. Family, friends, and staff gathered at the ceremony overseen by NECJD Presiding Judge Don Hager.   Jahnke served as a judge in Grand Forks County for 26 years before retiring in 2015. He was the victim of a […]

Justice Gerald W. VandeWalle announces retirement

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North Dakota Supreme Court Justice and alumnus Gerald W. VandeWalle, ’55,’58, epitomized what it means to be a leader in action long before UND coined the phrase to sum up the spirit of the University and its people. Justice VandeWalle has served the people of North Dakota with his legal knowledge and skills on the […]

Ask the Experts: Professor Paul Traynor

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Driving Record Check To gain more insight about driving record check, we asked a panel of experts to share their thoughts on the following key questions: Why is it important for drivers to check their driving record? How often should drivers check their driving record? What is the best thing to do if drivers see […]

Q-and-A with Scott County Attorney Candidate: Alumnus Ron Hocevar

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swnewsmedia Name/Age: Ron Hocevar, 58. Address: Prior Lake Family: Married to Marci for 28 years; children Isabella, 16, and Dominic, 14; Sherlock, 4 (English Springer Spaniel). – Advertisement – Employment: Scott County Attorney, elected in 2014-present. Education: University of North Dakota for undergrad and law school; Naval Justice School. Hobbies/interests: Coaching and watching my kids youth sports; Hockey; Hunting; Fishing; […]

2022 UND Law Internal Moot Court Competition

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The three-day competition, a longstanding tradition, provides an opportunity for second and third-year students to gain experience in both legal writing and oral advocacy as well as working with a partner. Each team will compete in two Preliminary rounds, followed by a quarterfinal and semifinal. The majority of judges for the preliminary rounds are UND […]