North Dakota Law

Updates from the University of North Dakota School of Law.

The Honorable Ralph R. Erickson ’84 will serve as Distinguished Jurist-in-Residence

Categories: Alumni, Public

Judge Ralph R. Erickson, United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit, will serve as the 2024 Rodney S. Webb Distinguished Jurist-in-Residence from February 29 – March 1. The Rodney S. Webb Distinguished Jurist-in-Residence program brings prominent judges from across the state and the country to UND School of Law to engage with our […]

Professor Alexandra Sickler wins American College of Consumer Financial Services’ Annual Writing Competition

Categories: Faculty

Professor Sickler’s article, Big Banks and Small Consequences in Chapter 13, has been selected as the winner in the American College of Consumer Financial Services’ Annual Writing Competition. Each year, the American College of Consumer Financial Services Lawyers recognizes written contributions to the field of U.S. consumer financial services law.  Professor Sickler’s paper, published in […]

Students enjoy curling with Dean Pappas and Professor Klinkner

Categories: Faculty, Students

This weekend, Dean Brian Pappas and Professor Blake Klinkner treated students to a “Learn 2 Curl” class, followed by dinner. At the Legal Affair event held this fall, students were able to bid on experiences with faculty, including curling lessons and a game hosted by the Grand Forks Curling Club. In a highly competitive matchup, […]

Grand Forks Herald: Legal experts discuss changes in federal, state laws – Professor Nick Datzov is quoted

Categories: Uncategorized

Business owners are advised to consult with their attorneys on new regulations. Grand Forks Herald By Carrie McDermott January 10, 2024 at 7:00 AM Attorney Justin DiBona, a partner at Gunderson, Palmer, Nelson & Ashmore, LLP in Rapid City, South Dakota, has been busy consulting with his clients about a new federal law that became effective […]

Judge Bruce Romanick ’86 not seeking reelection

Categories: Alumni, Public

South Central District Judge Bruce Romanick not seeking reelection South Central Judicial District Judge Bruce Romanick has announced that he will not be running for reelection in 2024. A 1986 UND School of Law graduate, he was in private practice in Washburn and Bismarck, N.D., 1986-88, Judge Advocate for the United States Army, Fort Carson, Colorado, […]

What is Full Coverage Car Insurance? Professor Paul Traynor shares expert opinion

Categories: Faculty, Uncategorized

Full Coverage Car Insurance Guide WalletHub Ask the Experts To gain more insight about full coverage car insurance, WalletHub posed the following questions to a panel of experts. Click on the experts below to view their bios and answers. 1. When should drivers consider getting full coverage car insurance? 2. When should drivers consider dropping […]

Chat GPT, Professor of Law

Categories: Faculty

Professor Tammy Pettinato Oltz’s cutting-edge scholarship recently featured on TaxProfBlog By Paul Caron Tammy Pettinato Oltz (North Dakota; Google Scholar), ChatGPT, Professor of Law, 2023 U. Ill. J.L. Tech. & Pol’y 207 (2023): Although ChatGPT was just released by OpenAI in November 2022, legal scholars have already been delving into the implications of the new tool for […]

Brian Pappas to leaders: ‘Pick up the pepperoni’

Categories: Faculty

Brian Pappas, dean of the UND School of Law, reflects on humility and responsibility in his 18:83 Speaker Series talk UND Today January 16, 2024 by Walter Criswell Brian Pappas delivers his talk on leadership at the bottom of the Social Staircase. Photo by Walter Criswell/UND Today. “I don’t believe that leadership is a position, I […]

Professor James Grijalva presented twice in December

Categories: Faculty

Grijalva presented at the Winter Meeting of the Great Plains Tribal Water Alliance in Rapid City, SD and a national webinar panel. In Rapid City, SD, Professor Grijalva facilitated A Conversation on Seeking Environmental Justice for Indigenous Peoples, from the Grassroots UP. The topic focused on using federal environmental justice grants for community-based organizations to […]

Winter Commencement 2023

Categories: Alumni, Faculty, Public, Students, Uncategorized

The University of North Dakota held its winter commencement ceremony for professional and graduate degrees on Thursday, December 14, 2023 at the Chester Fritz Auditorium on the UND campus. Fourteen law students completed the required coursework to earn the Juris Doctor degree, two of which completed the joint J.D./M.B.A. degree. Five graduates participated in the […]