North Dakota Law

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Kari M. Knudson ’01 appointed Clerk of Court for the United States District Court, District of ND

Categories: Alumni, Public

Chief Judge Peter D. Welte announced that Kari M. Knudson has been appointed to the position of Clerk of Court for the United States District Court, for the District of North Dakota, effective January 1, 2023. Knudson has served as the Chief Deputy Clerk for the United States District Court for the District of North […]

Chief Judge Peter Welte ’97 and Magistrate Judge Alice Senechal ’85 take part in Naturalization Ceremony on campus

Categories: Alumni, Public

Welcome, new Americans Inspiring ceremony at UND sees 38 people from 11 countries take Oath of Citizenship  UND Today | September 20, 2022 | by Adam Kurtz “It’s raining outside,” said Peter Welte, chief judge of the District Court of North Dakota, to the 38 people who’d gathered in an auditorium on campus to be […]

Judge Cruff ’94 to lead mental health initiative

Categories: Alumni, Public

District Court Judge Brad Cruff, who is chambered in Wahpeton, was one of 15 judges in the United States chosen to participate in the Judges and Psychiatrists Leadership Initiative. The Leadership Initiative pairs a trial court judge with a psychiatrist from the same state and provides them intensive training on how to effectively deal with […]

North Dakota Supreme Court chooses UND Law students for 2023-2024 clerkships

Categories: Public, Students

The North Dakota Supreme Court is pleased to announce the following individuals who have been selected to serve a one-year clerkship with the North Dakota Supreme Court for the 2023-2024 term beginning August 1, 2023. Orrin Burch of Mandan, North Dakota, received a B.A. in History and Philosophy from the University of Mary. Mr. Burch […]

Labor commissioner, Erica Thunder ’14, takes job with North Dakota prison system

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Erica Thunder’s new position marks the first time the North Dakota Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation has had a director of diversity and cultural competency. The Grand Forks Herald BISMARCK — North Dakota Labor Commissioner Erica Thunder has resigned from her role to accept a new position as director of diversity and cultural competency at […]

UND School of Law welcomes Class of 2025

Categories: Public, Students

Eighty-six first-year law students, members of the UND School of Law Class of 2025, begin their legal education this week. Their journey began with a Convocation ceremony held Sunday evening at the Chester Fritz Auditorium with their family and friends in attendance. Eric Link, UND provost and vice president for academic affairs, and Brian Pappas, […]

Ask the Experts: Assistant Professor Paul Traynor talks accident forgiveness

Categories: Alumni, Faculty, Public

Is Accident Forgiveness worth paying for? Accident Forgiveness programs vary depending upon the insurance carrier so policyholders should read them carefully before making any decisions. Also, understand that these are insurance programs and are not part of the policy contract or insurance policy. As a result, the insurance company can interpret them, cancel them or amend them […]

Judge Leslie Beiers ’83 has been elected to serve as chief judge of Minnesota’s 6th Judicial District

Categories: Alumni, Public

District Court in Northeastern Minnesota selects new leader Judge Leslie Beiers will elevate to chief judge July 1. Beiers, based in Duluth, will be backed by a new assistant chief judge, Hibbing’s Rachel Sullivan. Duluth News Tribune By Staff reports June 01, 2022 03:37 PM DULUTH — Judge Leslie Beiers has been elected to serve as […]