North Dakota Law

Updates from the University of North Dakota School of Law.

Professor Kathryn Rand, co-director of the Institute for the Study of Tribal Gaming Law and Policy at UND is quoted

Categories: Faculty

Koi partnering with Chickasaw Nation on Shiloh casino proposed for Windsor area PHIL BARBER THE PRESS DEMOCRAT January 24, 2022 When the Koi Nation, an economically disadvantaged local Pomo band with approximately 90 members, announced last September that it had purchased land for a major casino project in an unincorporated area near Windsor, many wondered from where […]

Alumna Rhonda Larson Elected to Chair the 2022/23 U.S. Wheat Associates Officer Team

Categories: Alumni, Public

U.S. WHEAT ASSOCIATES ELECTS NEW OFFICER TEAM Jan. 17, 2022 Source: U.S. Wheat Associates news release Washington, D.C. – The U.S. Wheat Associates (USW) board of directors elected new officers for the organization’s 2022/23 (July to June) fiscal year at their meeting Jan. 14, 2022, in Washington, D.C. The board elected Clark Hamilton of Ririe, […]

Justice Daniel Crothers ’82 seeks final term

Categories: Alumni, Public

North Dakota Supreme Court justice seeks final term JACK DURA Jan 17, 2022 North Dakota Supreme Court Justice Daniel Crothers will seek reelection for what he says would be a final term. Crothers, 65, told the Tribune that he is circulating petitions to be on the ballot. North Dakota’s judiciary is nonpartisan. Crothers said he has […]

Heather Blackburn ’95 running for Daviess District Court Judge

Categories: Alumni, Public

Heather Blackburn ’95 running for Daviess District Court Judge By Ryan Richardson JANUARY 18, 2022 | 12:09 AM UPDATED JANUARY 18, 2022 | 5:34 PM Heather Blackburn, a local defense attorney, is running for Daviess District Court Judge for Division 3. Blackburn said she worked in the courtroom of Judge Nick Burlew — who retired from […]

Melissa Nilsson ’00 named a 2021 Minnesota Lawyer Attorney of the Year

Categories: Alumni

Melissa Nilsson ’00 named 2021 Minnesota Lawyer Attorney of the Year Melissa Nilsson was nominated by a client for her pro bono efforts in a difficult and stressful family law case. With over 15 years of family law experience, Melissa is the calm eye of the storm providing clients with empathy and unwavering confidence to […]

North Central Judicial District Court Judge, Gary Lee ’80, announces he will run again

Categories: Alumni, Public

Central District Court and UND School of Law alumnus, Judge Gary H. Lee, announced this week that he will run again for a fourth six-year term Minot Daily News | Jan. 13 2022 Judge Lee, a Minot native, was first elected as District Judge in 2004, and was re-elected in 2010, and 2016. He has […]

Shannon Roers-Jones ’11 announces run for mayor of Fargo

Categories: Alumni, Public

UND School of Law alumna, Shannon Roers-Jones ’11 announces run for mayor of Fargo (Fargo, ND) — Fargo has it’s latest candidate set to run for mayor this Summer.  Tuesday morning, State House Representative for District 46 here in Fargo Shannon Roers-Jones announced she will indeed run for the office, positioning herself as a key challenger to […]

Aaron Birst ’01 named next executive director for the North Dakota Association of Counties

Categories: Alumni, Public

UND School of Law alumnus, Aaron Birst, named next executive director for the North Dakota Association of Counties The Jamestown Sun January 04, 2022 04:09 PM The North Dakota Association of Counties Board of Directors (NDACo) has selected Aaron Birst to serve as the next NDACo executive director. Birst will begin the role in May. […]

Kara Gansmann ’07 listed among the 2022 Business North Carolina Legal Elite

Categories: Alumni

UND School of Law Alumna, Kara Gansmann ’07, listed among the 2022 Business North Carolina Legal Elite Kara Gansmann, a member of the UND School of Law Class of 2007 and attorney at Cranfill Sumner LLP was recognized by Business North Carolina magazine as part of the magazine’s Legal Elite program. Kara Gansmann devotes her […]