North Dakota Law

Updates from the University of North Dakota School of Law.

Professor Dan Lewerenz featured on the talk show “All Sides with Ann Fisher”

Categories: Faculty

Indian Child Welfare Act goes before the Supreme Court Listen The U.S. Supreme Court in November will hear oral arguments in a case challenging the Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA). The law was enacted in 1978 to make it more difficult to remove Indian children from their families, tribes and culture. At the time it […]

2022 UND Law Internal Moot Court Competition

Categories: Alumni, Public, Students

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 […]

Professor Paul Traynor to present at the National Council of Insurance Legislators November meeting in New Orleans

Categories: Faculty

The Institutes Griffith Insurance Education Foundation has invited Professor Traynor to present on the issue of business interruption insurance during a Legislature Luncheon on November 17 The presentation will provide an unbiased summary and update of issues surrounding pandemic-related business interruption coverage. The goal is to help a diverse audience appreciate where and how these […]

UND Law students Raymond Johnson, Jackson Elmquist, and Edi Planincic gave a presentation during the 2022 North Dakota LGBTQ+ Summit

Categories: Students

The presentation focused on the LGBTQ+ Student Self-Advocacy Toolkit they developed for students experiencing discriminatory or bullying behavior in school. The students are joined in the photograph by law students Melissa McCabe and Lindsey Pouliot, as well as Professors Jennifer Cook and Julia Ernst, who also attended the conference in Mandan in October.

Professors Denitsa Mavrova Heinrich and Jennifer Cook presented at the 2022 Western Regional Legal Writing Conference

Categories: Uncategorized

The University of Oregon School of Law hosted the two-day conference where law faculty and scholars from across the nation gathered to share innovative legal writing teaching strategies and scholarship. Their presentation, Legal Research and Writing: Ethics and Privacy in the Age of Artificial Intelligence, is the subject of their law review article in progress and provided conference […]

Professor Blake Klinkner published in the Wyoming Lawyer

Categories: Faculty

Can Room Scans Prior to Remote Examination Constitute a Violation of the Fourth Amendment? Blake A. Klinkner As videoconferencing has become ubiquitous, questions have arisen over the degree to which we should allow, or require, this technology to intrude into our personal spaces. During the COVID era’s rapid transition to online instruction and examination, debates […]

Alumnus Jeffrey A. Wencl hired at Beaumier Trogdon Orman Hurd and Viegas

Categories: Alumni

Jeffrey A. Wencl has been hired as an associate attorney at Beaumier Trogdon Orman Hurd and Viegas, Attorneys at Law, PLLP, in Duluth, Minnesota. A native of Ham Lake, Minnesota, Wencl will advise clients in the areas of estate planning, elder law, real estate, and bankruptcy. Wencl earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in History, […]

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 […]

Professor Carolyn Williams authors chapter in The Scribes Manual for Law Review Editors

Categories: Faculty

Professor Carolyn Williams authored a chapter titled Orientation and Training for Editors, New Staff Members, and Returning Staff Members in The Scribes Manual for Law Review Editors that was published in September. The Manual is the first book to comprehensively instruct law review editors how to run a law review. Its goal is to help […]

Professor Carolyn Williams’ book review published

Categories: Faculty

Legal Communication & Rhetoric: JALWD published Professor Carolyn Williams’ review of the book Her Honor: My Life on the Bench . . . What Works, What’s Broken, and How to Change It by LaDoris Hazzard Cordell. Judge Cordell was the first Black female judge in Northern California. Her book highlights injustices and problems with the […]