North Dakota Law

Updates from the University of North Dakota School of Law.

New North Dakota Law Review, Volume 96, Number 1 (2021) now available online

Categories: Alumni, Public, Students

The new issue of the North Dakota Law Review, Volume 96, Number 1 (2021) is now available to view online. ARTICLES INCLUDED IN THIS ISSUE: Using Drones to Reduce the Risk of Litigation in the Construction, Energy, and Agriculture Industries – Emily A. Donaher It’s Raining, It’s Pouring, Weather Modification Regulation is Snoring: A Proposal […]

Blog Talk Radio features Brian Schnell, ’87, on Women’s Franchise Committee Podcast

Categories: Alumni

Women’s Franchise Committee Podcast:  Brian Schnell Brian Schnell is a Partner and Chair of Franchise Practice at Faegre Drinker. Brian is passionate about franchising, representing franchisors from across the U.S. and abroad. Brian has devoted more than 30 years to finding solutions and approaches for his clients on their challenges and opportunities. Brian counsels both emerging and […]

MN Lawyer story featuring alumna, Jana Aune Deach

Categories: Alumni

Breaking the Ice: Family law attorney works to ‘minimize conflict, consequences’ Name: Jana Aune Deach Title: Attorney, Moss & Barnett Education: B.A., history, University of North Dakota; J.D., University of North Dakota School of Law   Moss & Barnett attorney Jana Aune Deach jokes that she’s “probably one of five people who went to law school with the […]

Professor Christensen publishes article in Michigan Journal of Race and Law

Categories: Faculty

Professor Grant Christensen recently published an article titled Predicting Supreme Court Behavior in Indian Law Cases in the Michigan Journal of Race and Law.  This piece builds upon Matthew Fletcher’s call for additional empirical work in Indian law by creating a new dataset of Indian law opinions. The piece takes every Indian law case decided by […]

Professor Grijalva publishes article in Harvard Environmental Law Review

Categories: Faculty

Professor James M. Grijalva recently published an article titled Ending the Interminable Gap in Indian Country Water Quality Protection in the Harvard Environmental Law Review. The article examines the 30-year history of the United States Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) water quality programs in Indian country and identifies a continuing gap in the protection of waters. […]

Johnathan Judd, ’99, appointed to judgeship in Minnesota’s 7th District

Categories: Alumni

Moorhead mayor to leave office for Minnesota judgeship. Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz announced early Monday evening, Jan. 25, his appointment of Johnathan Judd to replace Judge Barbara Hanson in the Seventh Judicial District. The mayor of Moorhead will soon have a new title: Judge Johnathan Judd. Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz announced early Monday evening, Jan. […]

Burgum appoints Kari Agotness, ’06, to judgeship in Northeast Judicial District

Categories: Alumni

North Dakota Governor Doug Burgum has appointed Ramsey County State’s Attorney Kari Agotness of Devils Lake to a judgeship in the Northeast Judicial District, effective Feb. 1. Agotness was appointed Ramsey County State’s Attorney in 2017 and elected to the position in 2018, overseeing criminal prosecutions, juvenile court, child support enforcement and civil actions, among […]

Sean Smith, ’08, promoted at Capital Credit Union

Categories: Alumni

Sean Smith was recently promoted to vice president of legal and risk management at Capital Credit Union’s Main Office. In this role, he will monitor new and existing regulations to ensure compliance with credit union policies and provide legal support for contract review and disclosure requirements. He will also oversee Capital Credit Union’s legal, collections, […]