North Dakota Law

Updates from the University of North Dakota School of Law.

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: […]

Helen Hamilton Day 2019: “Ordinary Women Doing Extraordinary Things”

Categories: Public, Students

The Law Women’s Caucus held their annual Helen Hamilton Day event in honor of the first female graduate of UND School of Law. This year’s theme was Ordinary Women Doing Extraordinary Things. The topics included advocating for women’s rights, first females in a professional position and breaking the glass ceiling. Advocating for Women’s Rights, which […]

Black Law Students Association Hosts Talk on Implicit Bias

Categories: Public, Students

On February 13, at UND School of Law, the Black Law Students Association hosted a lecture about Implicit Bias Training, which featured Criminal defense attorney Marquis Bradshaw from Fargo. The program was part of the celebration of Black History Month at the law school.   Bradshaw graduated from Wayne State University School of Law in […]

Michael McGinniss Named Law School Dean

Categories: Alumni, Faculty

Michael McGinniss, associate professor of law at UND, has been named dean of the School of Law by Provost Tom DiLorenzo. Read the full story at UND Today, February 26, 2019 by Jan Orvik

Cross Border Classic Brings UND and Manitoba Professional Schools Together

Categories: Students

On February 1-2, 2019, the UND School of Law Canadian Law Student’s Society (CLSS) hosted the annual Cross-Border Classic, a hockey match up involving teams from UND’s law and medical schools, and the University of Manitoba’s law and medical schools. “It’s a great opportunity to get the professional schools together since we are so close […]

Four Law Alumni Named to Prairie Business Top 40 Under 40

Categories: Uncategorized

Four UND Law alumni were named to Prairie Business Magazine’s “Top 40 Under 40” for 2018 from North Dakota and western Minnesota.  Stacey Dahl, Lynn Slaathaug Moen, David Piper and Aubrey Zuger were selected from more than 125 nominations for the award.  The individual biographies below feature, in italics, a quote from their nomination form. […]

Law Graduates Participate in Winter Commencement

Categories: Uncategorized

The University of North Dakota held its Winter Commencement ceremony for graduate and professional degrees on Thursday, December 13, 2018 at the Chester Fritz Auditorium on the UND campus. Thirteen law students completed the required coursework to earn the Juris Doctor degree.  Three graduates participated in the winter ceremony. Interim Dean Bradley Myers presented the candidates […]