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Updates from the University of North Dakota School of Law.

UND Law Newsletter | January 2024

Categories: Alumni, Faculty, Public, Staff, Students

UND Law Newsletter January 2024 A Message from Dean Pappas Happy New Year! It is with great excitement that we launch the first UND School of Law electronic newsletter. This publication is part of our efforts to build a stronger UND Law community by keeping our alumni and friends informed of what is happening here […]

Professor Datzov’s article on patent eligibility cited and discussed before U.S. Senate Committee Hearing

Categories: Faculty

The U.S. Senate Subcommittee on Intellectual Property recently held a hearing on the proposed Patent Eligibility Restoration Act (PERA), which seeks to restore “clarity, certainty, and predictability to the U.S. Patent System.”  PERA is the fourth recent legislative attempt to expand the scope of patent eligibility, which was curtailed by several U.S. Supreme Court’s decisions […]

Professor Blake A. Klinkner publishes new article: “Why Are Artificial Intelligence Chatbots (Presently) So Bad at Legal Research and Writing?”

Categories: Faculty

Check out Professor Blake A. Klinkner’s most recent article, “Why Are Artificial Intelligence Chatbots (Presently) So Bad at Legal Research and Writing?” In his article, Professor Klinkner explains why artificial intelligence “hallucinates” when it is asked to conduct legal research and writing. Professor Klinkner also addresses professional pitfalls in using artificial intelligence chatbots to engage […]

Alumna Meg Morely Named 2024 North Dakota Mother of the Year

Categories: Alumni, Public

2024 North Dakota Mother of the Year Announced Grand Forks Mother Recognized for Her Positive Influence in the Home and Community Valley News Live By JESSIE AAMODT – Published: Feb. 12, 2024, 12:27 PM CST GRAND FORKS, N.D. – American Mothers Inc. (AMI) announced Meg Morley as the 2024 North Dakota Mother of the Year. Morley […]

North Dakota Law Review Technology & Innovation Symposium

Categories: Alumni, Faculty, Public, Students

The North Dakota Law Review will host their 2024 Technology and Innovation Symposium in Fargo on March 21st. Please join us at the Avalon Event Center in Fargo to hear from legal experts in the field of technology and innovation on Thursday, March 21, 2024. North Dakota and Minnesota Continuing Legal Education credits are pending. […]

Professor Blake A. Klinkner interview on Fox News 26 in Houston, Texas

Categories: Faculty

Professor Blake A. Klinkner was recently interviewed on live TV by Fox News 26 in Houston, Texas to discuss artificial intelligence, deepfakes, and the Taylor Swift deepfakes. (Yes, that really is Professor Klinkner and not a deepfake named “David Blinkner”…Professor Klinkner is used to having his name misspelled). Watch the Interview

Professor Michael McGinniss selected for National Federalist Society Executive Committee

Categories: Faculty, Uncategorized

Michael McGinniss, Professor of Law, J. Philip Johnson Faculty Fellow, and former Dean, has been selected to serve on the Executive Committee for the national Federalist Society for Law and Public Policy Studies Practice Group on Professional Responsibility and Legal Education. The Committee meets each month to address and discuss issues relevant to the practice […]

Rebecca Binstock ’12 is quoted: Declaring conflicts of interest rare for North Dakota lawmakers

Categories: Alumni, Public

Ethics Commission says Legislature’s rules need improvement North Dakota Monitor BY: MARY STEURER – FEBRUARY 5, 2024 5:00 AM This is the first in a two-part series about conflict of interest rules and the North Dakota Legislature.  Lonnie Laffen stood up at his desk on the Senate floor. It was the middle of the 2013 session and the […]

The Honorable Ralph R. Erickson ’84 will serve as Distinguished Jurist-in-Residence

Categories: Alumni, Public

Judge Ralph R. Erickson, United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit, will serve as the 2024 Rodney S. Webb Distinguished Jurist-in-Residence from February 29 – March 1. The Rodney S. Webb Distinguished Jurist-in-Residence program brings prominent judges from across the state and the country to UND School of Law to engage with our […]

Professor Alexandra Sickler wins American College of Consumer Financial Services’ Annual Writing Competition

Categories: Faculty

Professor Sickler’s article, Big Banks and Small Consequences in Chapter 13, has been selected as the winner in the American College of Consumer Financial Services’ Annual Writing Competition. Each year, the American College of Consumer Financial Services Lawyers recognizes written contributions to the field of U.S. consumer financial services law.  Professor Sickler’s paper, published in […]