North Dakota Law

Updates from the University of North Dakota School of Law.

GFH story: Judge Don Hager, ’86, and Sam Gereszek, ’11, featured in story about possibility of state’s first veterans’ court

Categories: Alumni

Grand Forks court explores possibility of establishing state’s first veterans’ court While the structure of the court would not differ significantly from other specialty courts, like adult drug court or domestic violence court, a mentorship program that would connect defendants with other veterans would represent a new approach to rehabilitating a group that frequently falls […]

Professor Jackson Presents at Annual Fair Housing Conference

Categories: Faculty

On April 22, 2020, University of North Dakota School of Law Professor Margaret Moore Jackson presented at High Plains Fair Housing Center’s 3rd Annual Fair Housing Conference. High Plains Fair Housing Center serves as North Dakota’s only nonprofit fair housing advocacy organization, which works to strengthen communities and ensure equal access to fair housing throughout […]

West Fargo Police Chief Heith Janke, ’02, to resign, returning to FBI

Categories: Alumni

Police Chief Heith Janke will resign from the West Fargo department at the end of April after accepting an offer to be reinstated as an FBI agent. “It’s a hard decision, but it has been truly an honor to lead the West Fargo police department and such an awesome team,” Janke told the Pioneer Wednesday, […]

“If Jack can do it, I can do it”

Categories: Alumni

Jack Marcil is a true example of a cheerful giver. “For me, it’s fun. One of the reasons I give is because it’s a gratifying experience for me to give to someone who really appreciates it,” Marcil explained. It’s an attitude that has made a huge positive impact on UND students and faculty over the […]

Aaron Heitke Named Chief Patrol Agent for San Diego Sector

Categories: Alumni

On February 4, U.S. Border Patrol (USBP), San Diego Sector, welcomed Aaron Heitke as its newest Chief Patrol Agent (CPA). CPA Heitke entered on duty on February 2, 1998.  His first assignment as a Border Patrol agent was at the Wellton Station in the Yuma Sector.  In November 2004, he was promoted to Supervisory Border […]

Essentia Announces New Public Policy Vice President

Categories: Alumni, Public

UND Law alumnus Andrew Askew has joined Essentia Health as vice president of public policy. Askew will be responsible for Essentia’s government relations and public policy strategy for North Dakota, Minnesota and Wisconsin. He also will bring Essentia’s voice to national health care policy conversations. Askew worked for several years alongside the late Mike Mahoney, […]

UND Law Student Sydney Bata Awarded Brink Lawyers UND Scholarship

Categories: Alumni, Public, Students

Brink Lawyers is proud to announce that Sydney Einarson Bata, a third-year law student at the University of North Dakota School of Law, is the winner of the Spring 2020 Brink Lawyers Northern Valley Scholarship.  Ms. Bata makes her home in Adams, North Dakota, with her husband, Alexander, and their son, Lincoln.  She is a […]

Professor Grant Christensen co-authors new book titled Reading American Indian Law: Foundational Principles

Categories: Faculty

Professor Grant Christensen, along with Melissa Tatum from the University of Arizona, have just had their most recent book published by Cambridge University Press. Reading American Indian Law: Foundational Principles builds on their original research looking at the impact of legal scholarship on policy makers and judges in the area of Indian law. The book […]