North Dakota Law

Updates from the University of North Dakota School of Law.

School of Law hires new tenure-track faculty

Categories: Faculty, Uncategorized

Kimberly Dasse, Ariana Meyers, and Paul Traynor will begin their new assignments in August 2024 UND School of Law is pleased to announce the hiring of three new tenure-track faculty as Assistant Professors of Law – Kimberly Dasse, Ariana Meyers, and Paul Traynor. Professor Kimberly Dasse Professor Kimberly Ann Dasse joined the faculty at UND […]

Professor Datzov’s most recent article draws national headlines and attention

Categories: Faculty

Professor Datzov’s most recent article (co-authored with Jason Rantanen, Professor of Law at the University of Iowa School of Law), examines a decade of Federal Circuit decisions regarding patent eligibility and finds that one of the most popular and polarizing narratives in patent law might be a misconception instead of an accurate narrative. Although the […]

Tessa Vaagen ’15 appointed referee and magistrate in South Central Judicial District

Categories: Alumni

Presiding Judge Bruce Romanick, on behalf of all of the South Central Judicial District Court judges, has appointed Tessa Vaagen as a Judicial Referee and Magistrate. Vaagen has experience with cases involving delinquent children, children in need of services, children in need of protection, and minor victims.  She also brings experience in family law, including […]

Investiture Ceremony held for Judge Stephanie R. Hayden ’08

Categories: Alumni

The formal Investiture Ceremony for Judge Stephanie R. Hayden was held on November 6, 2023 at the Cass County Courthouse.  Several Supreme Court Justices, District court judges and legislators were in attendance. In Chief Justice Jon Jensen’s remarks, he noted that the judicial vacancy was created by the 2023 legislative session with the addition of three additional judgeships, […]

Alum Rainey C. Muth joins Moss & Barnett

Categories: Alumni

Minneapolis, MN (Nov. 6, 2023) Moss & Barnett, A Professional Association, is pleased to announce that attorney Rainey C. Muth has joined the firm’s business law team assisting clients with various corporate, business, and financial matters. Prior to joining Moss & Barnett, Muth clerked for the Honorable Lisa Fair McEvers in the North Dakota Supreme […]

BJ Jones quoted as an expert: South Dakota inspired ICWA, but still has high rate of Native children in foster care

Categories: Staff

  South Dakota Searchlight BY: MAKENZIE HUBER AND ANNIE TODD – NOVEMBER 6, 2023 6:01 AM Cheryl Spider DeCoteau was nervous. It was the Sisseton Wahpeton tribal citizen’s first time in Washington, D.C., and she sat in front of two senators, multiple congressional aides, lawyers and clerks in a large, wood-paneled committee room, bright lights shining down. Two of […]

The Northern Plains Ethics Institute has invited Professor Blake A. Klinkner to deliver a seminar on “Artificial Intelligence and the Future of Higher Education”

Categories: Faculty

Professor Klinkner will discuss the ways in which rapidly advancing artificial intelligence will impact the future of higher education and how artificial intelligence will change higher education as early as the college application and admissions process. Professor Klinkner will then address topics including the teaching of artificial intelligence in the higher education curriculum, the training […]

Investiture ceremony honors North Dakota Bar Foundation and Professor Bradley Myers

Categories: Alumni, Faculty

The ceremony was held at the School of Law during UND Homecoming to recognize the donor and title holder of the Randy H. Lee Professorship The University of North Dakota Alumni Association and Foundation, along with the UND School of Law recently hosted an investiture ceremony honoring the North Dakota Bar Foundation for its establishment […]

Prussia and Grathwohl win 2023 Internal Moot Court Competition

Categories: Students

Team Chavez and Sra finished runners-up Second-year law students Taylor Prussia and Bridget Grathwohl were named champions of the 2023 Internal Moot Court Competition on the evening of October 23. The final argument of the competition took place in the VandeWalle Courtroom at UND School of Law with Prussia and Grathwohl representing the Petitioner and […]

Retired Chief Justice Gerald VandeWalle honored in UND courtroom dedication

Categories: Alumni, Public

The ceremony took place at the newly renovated courtroom, located in UND’s law school, on Monday afternoon, Oct. 23, and was attended by Gov. Doug Burgum and state Attorney General Drew Wrigley. Grand Forks Herald By Sav Kelly October 23, 2023 at 5:53 PM GRAND FORKS — North Dakota’s longest-serving State Supreme Court justice was […]