North Dakota Law

Updates from the University of North Dakota School of Law.

Professor Paul Traynor is quoted: Insurance questions, existing pipelines further debate amid CO2 fight in Burleigh County

Categories: Faculty

The Bismarck Tribune JOEY HARRIS Efforts to combat climate change have led to a fledgling and unproven industry — storing carbon dioxide emissions in the ground rather than letting them escape into the air, where they contribute to global warming. Thousands of new miles of CO2 pipeline infrastructure is expected to be built in the […]

Professor Julia Ernst is quoted in the UND Today article, The Process of Progress

Categories: Faculty, Students

For Pride Month, departments across campus describe their efforts to promote LGBTQ+ inclusion  June 13, 2023 by Walter Criswell Published in: Diversity & Inclusion, Equity Jeff Maliskey, director of UND’s Pride Center, sits in the Center’s lounge. Photo by Walter Criswell/UND Today. Since its reopening in 2019, UND’s Pride Center has actively engaged with departments across campus to […]

Jonathan Leddige ’11 named new Magistrate Judge for Minnehaha and Lincoln counties

Categories: Alumni

by: Cindy Bahe Posted: Jun 17, 2023 / 11:51 AM CDT Updated: Jun 17, 2023 / 09:56 PM CDT SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (KELO) — Minnehaha and Lincoln Counties will soon have an additional Magistrate Judge. The South Dakota Supreme Court appointed Attorney Jonathan Leddige as the new Magistrate Judge for the Second Judicial Circuit. Leddige will fill a […]

Mike Gjesdahl ’85 Named Super Lawyer

Categories: Alumni

Gjesdahl Law shareholder, Mike Gjesdahl, has been named 2023 Super Lawyer. Gjesdahl, a 1985 graduate of UND’s School of Law, founded Gjesdahl Law, P.C. in 1989. He is licensed to practice in North Dakota, Minnesota, and California. Gjesdahl Law works for men, women, and children in time of family transition or need. Gjesdahl handles complex […]

BJ Jones, Director of the Tribal Judicial Institute is quoted: Native American Families Are Being Broken Up in Spite of a Law Meant to Keep Children With Their Parents

Categories: Staff

After fighting to win back her parental rights, a young Native American mother prevailed. Then the state came for her second child. Cheyenne Hinojosa with her younger daughter, who was taken by child welfare workers shortly after being born ProPublica by Jessica Lussenhop and Agnel Philip, photography by Jaida Grey Eagle for ProPublicaJune 15, 6 a.m. EDT ProPublica is a nonprofit […]

Professor Lewerenz is quoted: ‘A Can of Gasoline Under Indian Law’

Categories: Faculty

In their efforts to overturn the Indian Child Welfare Act, a constellation of law firms and conservative organizations have put tribal sovereignty in jeopardy.  June 7, 2023 The New York Review Murat Oztaskin Four years ago Lisa Blatt argued a case before the Supreme Court called Carpenter v. Murphy. It rested on whether a citizen of the Muscogee […]

Jesse Lange ’04 joins SW&L Attorneys in Fargo

Categories: Uncategorized

Jesse Lange joins SW&L Criminal Defense Team Jesse graduated from University of North Dakota School of Law in 2004 and has been practicing law in Fargo ever since. Over the past eighteen years, Jesse has represented people from all walks of life as they faced a variety of serious criminal charges in the courts of […]

Christopher Scott ’16 Joins Lommen Abdo Minneapolis

Categories: Alumni

Lommen Abdo is pleased to announce the addition of Christopher Scott to their legal team MINNEAPOLIS, MN, May 25, 2023 Christopher L.B. Scott recently joined Lommen Abdo Law Firm and works in the areas of insurance defense, civil litigation, professional liability, medical malpractice, wrongful death, personal injuries and criminal and traffic defense.  He has a […]

Professor Lewerenz quoted as an expert in commentary about the Brackeen v. Haaland case awaiting a decision from the U.S. Supreme Court

Categories: Faculty, Public

The fate of the Indian Child Welfare Act When it comes to children, should tribes govern themselves? DeseretNews By Mya Jaradat May 16, 2023, 12:16pm CDT Not long after Jennifer and Chad Brackeen felt called by God to become foster parents, they got a call of another kind: this one from Texas’s Child Protective Services, saying […]