North Dakota Law

Updates from the University of North Dakota School of Law.

Professor Grijalva’s Tribal Environmental Law Project flourishes

Categories: Faculty

This fall, Professor Grijalva engaged tribal environmental professionals across the country on a broad variety of environmental issues. In August, he conducted a 4-hour workshop on Strengthening Tribal Self-Determination and Self-Governance by Administering Environmental Protection Programs: The Continuing Relevance of EPA’s 1984 Indian Policy and 1992 GAP Statute, and presented Developing Tribal Water Quality Standards […]

Julia Ernst Radio Interview About Her Research on the Mayflower Compact

Categories: Faculty

Listen to Associate Dean Julia Ernst in a radio interview related to her research on the Mayflower Compact. Original Story from Prairie Public News – On this date 399 years ago, the Mayflower Compact was signed aboard the Mayflower. It was the first governing document of the Plymouth Colony, written by the Puritans fleeing religious […]

Hamilton and Winbauer win fall moot court competition

Categories: Uncategorized

The fall internal moot court competition was held on October 30, 2019 in the Baker Courtroom on at the UND School of Law. Second-year students Tatiana Hamilton and Katie Winbauer defeated second-year students Martha Amdahl and Logan Caldwell in an extremely close competition to claim the championship. Other award winners include: Intra-school Champion Team: ​Katie Winbauer […]

Nearly 100 People Participate in Symposium on Implicit Bias in the Legal Profession

Categories: Public

Along with the Women Lawyers Section of the State Bar Association of North Dakota, UND School of Law recently cosponsored a Symposium on Implicit Bias in the Legal Profession in which nearly 100 people participated. Teri McMurtry-Chubb, Visiting Distinguished Professor of Law with the UIC John Marshall Law School in Chicago, headlined the event with […]

Welcome Reception Honors Dean McGinniss and Law Class of 2022

Categories: Alumni, Faculty, Staff, Students

UND School of Law hosted a welcome program and reception for new Dean Michael McGinniss and the Class of 2022, on Friday, August 23, in the Baker Courtroom. The program began with comments from State Bar Association of North Dakota (SBAND) President Aubrey Zuger.  She read a special letter honoring McGinniss written by retired Delaware […]

President Trump nominates Devils Lake attorney for ND federal judgeship

Categories: Alumni

President Donald Trump has nominated Devils Lake attorney Daniel Traynor to succeed federal Judge Daniel Hovland. Traynor is a shareholder in the Traynor Law Firm in Devils Lake, where he practices insurance defense, personal injury, business litigation and American Indian law. He also has served on North Dakota’s State Board of Higher Education since 2018. He […]

Oltz named Chair-Elect of the North Dakota Academic and Special Libraries Section

Categories: Faculty

Tammy Pettinato Oltz, Director of the Law Library and Assistant Professor, has been elected to serve as Chair-Elect of the Academic and Special Libraries Section of the North Dakota Library Association. According to the NDLA web-site, the A&SL Section provides “a forum for participants to discuss and exchange ideas related to academic and special libraries, […]

Peter Welte, ’97, confirmed to federal judgeship

Categories: Alumni, Public

The position, vacated by Judge Ralph R. Erickson when he was promoted from the federal judgeship in Fargo to the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals in 2017, has been empty for nearly two years. The U.S. Senate confirmed former Grand Forks County State’s Attorney Peter Welte to fill a long-vacant federal judgeship on Tuesday, July […]

Professor Grijalva wins Best Paper at ABA environmental conference

Categories: Faculty

The 48th Spring Conference of the ABA Section of Environment, Energy and Resources was held in Denver, Colorado on March 27-29. James Grijalva, Friedman Professor and Director of the Tribal Environmental Law Project, participated in a panel discussion of the impacts of the Trump EPA’s “return to its core mission.” His paper, Tribal Environmental Self-Determination: […]