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New lawyers admitted to the North Dakota Bar in Supreme Court Ceremony

Categories: Alumni, Public

Sixteen new lawyers were admitted to the North Dakota Bar during a ceremony on April 18, 2024 in the House Chambers of the North Dakota State Capitol Admitted at the ceremony were Yusuf Abas, Gagandeep Bains, Cole Berry, Kathryn Bostrom, Peyton Cole, Seth Flynn, Jessica Four Bear, Gabrielle Frawley, Laura Helgeson, Dixie Holland, Vanessa Jerome, […]

Professor Oyewunmi recently presented at the National Association of Royalty Owners (NARO) North Dakota Chapter annual convention

Categories: Faculty

Ownership and Utilization of Subsurface Pore Spaces in North Dakota: A Comment on Recent Legal Developments Tade Oyewunmi, LLD | University of North Dakota School of Law In 2019, the North Dakota Legislative Assembly enacted SB 2344 to clarify ownership and use of pore space. The law essentially authorizes mineral estate holders to utilize pore […]

Justice Gerald W. VandeWalle announces retirement

Categories: Alumni, Public

North Dakota Supreme Court Justice and alumnus Gerald W. VandeWalle, ’55,’58, epitomized what it means to be a leader in action long before UND coined the phrase to sum up the spirit of the University and its people. Justice VandeWalle has served the people of North Dakota with his legal knowledge and skills on the […]

UND Law students Raymond Johnson, Jackson Elmquist, and Edi Planincic gave a presentation during the 2022 North Dakota LGBTQ+ Summit

Categories: Students

The presentation focused on the LGBTQ+ Student Self-Advocacy Toolkit they developed for students experiencing discriminatory or bullying behavior in school. The students are joined in the photograph by law students Melissa McCabe and Lindsey Pouliot, as well as Professors Jennifer Cook and Julia Ernst, who also attended the conference in Mandan in October.

Judge Cruff ’94 to lead mental health initiative

Categories: Alumni, Public

District Court Judge Brad Cruff, who is chambered in Wahpeton, was one of 15 judges in the United States chosen to participate in the Judges and Psychiatrists Leadership Initiative. The Leadership Initiative pairs a trial court judge with a psychiatrist from the same state and provides them intensive training on how to effectively deal with […]

Labor commissioner, Erica Thunder ’14, takes job with North Dakota prison system

Categories: Alumni, Public

Erica Thunder’s new position marks the first time the North Dakota Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation has had a director of diversity and cultural competency. The Grand Forks Herald BISMARCK — North Dakota Labor Commissioner Erica Thunder has resigned from her role to accept a new position as director of diversity and cultural competency at […]

Grand Forks Herald: A tribute to Wayne Stenehjem, the ‘trivia king’ of North Dakota politicians

Categories: Alumni, Public

A tribute to Wayne Stenehjem, the ‘trivia king’ of North Dakota politicians “Did You Know That” columnist Curt Eriksmoen reflects By Curt Eriksmoen February 19, 2022 06:00 AM FARGO — On Jan. 28, North Dakota lost a very valuable public servant who spent nearly half a century working to improve the lives of the citizens of […]

Joseph Heringing ’03 selected as new North Dakota land commissioner

Categories: Alumni, Public

Bismarck investment manager selected as new North Dakota land commissioner Joseph Heringer, a Bismarck attorney and wealth manager, will succeed Jodi Smith, who announced her plans to leave the job in October. By Adam Willis February 17, 2022 06:06 PM BISMARCK — Members of a North Dakota government board voted Thursday, Feb. 17 to appoint a […]