North Dakota Law

Updates from the University of North Dakota School of Law.

ND Attorney General, Wayne Stenehjem ’77 announces retirement

Categories: Alumni, Public

Longtime North Dakota Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem announces retirement Wayne Stenehjem announced Friday, Dec. 17, that he will not seek reelection next year to the office he has held since 2001. Grand Forks Herald By Jeremy Turley December 17, 2021 11:31 AM BISMARCK — The longest-serving attorney general in North Dakota history will retire at the […]

UND Tribal Judicial Institute receives $850,000 in grants from U.S. Department of Justice

Categories: Public

DOJ Awards $1.7 Million to UND Law School, City of Bismarck DECEMBER 20, 2021 Sen. Cramer: Justice Dept. Awards $1.7 Million to UND Law School, City of Bismarck BISMARCK — U.S. Senator Kevin Cramer (R-ND) announced today the U.S. Department of Justice awarded the following three grants totaling $1,750,002: $900,002 to the City of Bismarck for […]

Jon Godfread ’11, Elected Secretary-Treasurer of the National Association of Insurance Commissioners

Categories: Alumni

The National Association of Insurance Commissioners has elected its new roster of officers for the calendar year 2022. NAIC Members held the election during the Association’s Fall 2021 National Meeting. Secretary-Treasurer: North Dakota Insurance Commissioner Jon Godfread Jon Godfread – was elected North Dakota’s 22nd Insurance Commissioner on November 8, 2016. In service to the citizens of North Dakota, Godfread has […]

Brady Pelton ’17 Named North Dakota Petroleum Council Vice President

Categories: Alumni

BISMARCK — The North Dakota Petroleum Council (NDPC) has named Brady Pelton as its new Vice President and General Counsel. The Vice President position was previously held by Kari Cutting, who retired from the organization in June 2021.  Pelton has worked as the organization’s General Counsel and Director of Government Affairs since September 2017. In […]

UND Law alum, Heather Lynn Wagner Blackburn, among the nominees to fill vacant judgeship in Daviess County District Court

Categories: Alumni

Nominees announced for Daviess District Court judge vacancy December 13, 2021 Hagan Wells FRANKFORT, Ky. (WTVQ/Press Release) – The Judicial Nominating Commission, led by Justice Christopher Shea Nickell, today announced nominees to fill the vacant judgeship in Daviess County District Court. Daviess makes up the 6th Judicial District and the vacancy is in the district’s Division […]

Assistant Dean, Tammy Oltz, quoted in Grand Forks Herald article regarding the ND ban on critical race theory for K-12

Categories: Faculty

North Dakota ban on critical race theory for K-12 concerns higher ed professors Legislators say law likely won’t open the door to ban theory for universities and colleges Written By: April Baumgarten | 1:01 pm, Dec. 11, 2021 FARGO — Some professors fear North Dakota legislation that bans critical race theory in public K-12 schools could open the door to […]

North Dakota Law Review Issue 96:3 now available online

Categories: Public, Students

The latest issue of the North Dakota Law Review (96:3) is now available online. The issue features transcripts from select speakers at the 2021 North Dakota Law Review Energy Law Symposium. Also included are articles, case comments, and notes from student authors Alex Wegner, Krista Christopherson, Noelle Berkelman, and Samantha Schmidt. Read the issue here: […]

Mike Williams ’79 honored with Richard S. Arnold Award

Categories: Alumni

NEWS PROVIDED BY State of North Dakota Courts November 30, 2021, 17:08 GMT The “Richard S. Arnold Award for Distinguished Service” was recently awarded by the Eighth Circuit Bar Association to Mike Williams of the Maring Williams Law Office.  Mike Williams is a proud graduate of the University of North Dakota School of Law. After […]