North Dakota Law

Updates from the University of North Dakota School of Law.

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, […]

UND Law to host 29th annual National Native American Law Student Association Moot Court competition

Categories: Students

The National Native American Law Student Association announced in June they have awarded the 29th Annual National Native American Law Student Association Moot Court Competition to the Native American Law Students Association (NALSA) at the University of North Dakota School of Law.  The national competition will bring teams from across the United States to the […]

New North Dakota Law Review, Volume 95, Number 3 (2020) now available online

Categories: Alumni, Public, Students

The new issue of the North Dakota Law Review, Issue 95, Number 3 (2020) is now available to view online. ARTICLES INCLUDED IN THIS ISSUE: The North Dakota Constitution: An Original Approach Since 1889 – Jerod Tufte 100 Years of Women’s Suffrage: Celebrating Pilgrims on the Journey for Equality-One Step at a Time – Katie […]

Skyler Johnson, ‘12, named one of Prairie Business’ 40 under 40 for 2020

Categories: Alumni

Prairie Business Magazine recently announced the names of its 2020 40 Under 40 recipients, and UND School of Law alumna, Skyler Johnson, ’12, was among those selected. Every year the magazine receives nominations of top talent for its annual 40 Under 40 recognition contest and this year was no exception. Prairie Business staff was impressed […]

Teresa Rasmussen, ’84, President and CEO of Thrivent, named to H.B. Fuller board of directors

Categories: Alumni

H.B. Fuller Company (NYSE: FUL) today announced that it has elected Michael Happe and Teresa (Terry) Rasmussen as independent members to its board of directors. Ms. Rasmussen’s appointment is effective today, November 30, 2020, while Mr. Happe’s appointment will be effective January 20, 2021. The election of these two new directors expands the board to […]

Professor Ernst involved with several scholarly activities addressing the Mayflower Compact

Categories: Faculty

UND Law Professor Julia Ernst has been busy with scholarly activities during the fall semester addressing the Mayflower compact. She served as a featured speaker at Mayflower: 400th Anniversary Constitution Week Conference sponsored by the Center for Constitutional Studies at Utah Valley University in September. View Professor Ernst’s presentation beginning at the 3:30 mark. Professor […]

Professor Christensen publishes article in UCLA Law Review on a tribe’s right to object to the death penalty

Categories: Faculty

UND Law Professor Grant Christensen recently published an article titled The Wrongful Death of an Indian: A Tribe’s Right to Object to the Death Penalty in the UCLA Law Review. Professor Christensen’s essay responds to the execution of Lezmond Mitchell, the only American Indian on federal death row.  The execution was carried out on August […]