North Dakota Law

Updates from the University of North Dakota School of Law.

Chief Judge Peter Welte ’97 and Magistrate Judge Alice Senechal ’85 take part in Naturalization Ceremony on campus

Categories: Alumni, Public

Welcome, new Americans Inspiring ceremony at UND sees 38 people from 11 countries take Oath of Citizenship  UND Today | September 20, 2022 | by Adam Kurtz “It’s raining outside,” said Peter Welte, chief judge of the District Court of North Dakota, to the 38 people who’d gathered in an auditorium on campus to be […]

Judge Cruff ’94 to lead mental health initiative

Categories: Alumni, Public

District Court Judge Brad Cruff, who is chambered in Wahpeton, was one of 15 judges in the United States chosen to participate in the Judges and Psychiatrists Leadership Initiative. The Leadership Initiative pairs a trial court judge with a psychiatrist from the same state and provides them intensive training on how to effectively deal with […]

North Dakota Supreme Court chooses UND Law students for 2023-2024 clerkships

Categories: Public, Students

The North Dakota Supreme Court is pleased to announce the following individuals who have been selected to serve a one-year clerkship with the North Dakota Supreme Court for the 2023-2024 term beginning August 1, 2023. Orrin Burch of Mandan, North Dakota, received a B.A. in History and Philosophy from the University of Mary. Mr. Burch […]

“Silent Crisis” — Thousands of Missing and Murdered Native Americans: Professor Lewerenz is quoted

Categories: Faculty

By some estimates, more than 4,000 Native Americans are missing or have been murdered. Murder is the number 3 cause of death of young indigenous women Ron Claiborne On April 21st, 2021, a man named HaHaax Veille took his three-year-old niece, Arden “Ardie” Pepion, to the Two Medicine area on the eastern edge of Glacier […]

The Supreme Court’s Latest Native Adoption Case Is About Much More Than Native Adoption: Professor Lewerenz interviewed

Categories: Faculty

How conservative lawyers turned an obscure state adoption case into a vehicle that could allow the justices  to throw centuries of well-settled Tribal law out the window. Balls and Strikes BY YVETTE BORJA  SEPTEMBER 14, 2022 Editor’s note: This month, we’ll be taking a closer look at some of the most consequential cases the Supreme Court—the most conservative […]

Professor Kathryn Rand is quoted

Categories: Faculty

How a SC Native American tribe came to operate an out-of-state casino The Post and Courier By Jessica Holdman Sept 11, 2022 KINGS MOUNTAIN, N.C. — On a recent weekday at year-old Two Kings Casino, a steady afternoon crowd shuffled inside a series of temporary red modular buildings to try their luck at some of […]

Labor commissioner, Erica Thunder ’14, takes job with North Dakota prison system

Categories: Alumni, Public

Erica Thunder’s new position marks the first time the North Dakota Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation has had a director of diversity and cultural competency. The Grand Forks Herald BISMARCK — North Dakota Labor Commissioner Erica Thunder has resigned from her role to accept a new position as director of diversity and cultural competency at […]

Alum Paul Loraas to be included in Corporate INTL – 2022 Who’s Who Handbook

Categories: Alumni

From the Duluth News Tribune DULUTH, MN — Fryberger is proud to announce attorney Paul Loraas being included in the Corporate INTL – 2022 Annual Who’s Who Handbook. Since 2005 Corporate INTL has been leading the way in connecting business leaders, financiers and advisers worldwide. Paul will be included in the Who’s Who Handbook as […]