North Dakota Supreme Court to hear four oral arguments at UND Law School

North Dakota Supreme Court to hear four oral arguments at UND Law School

Court will also judge the student internal Moot Court finals

Grand Forks, ND (October 25, 2019) The North Dakota Supreme Court will hear four oral arguments and judge the internal fall Moot Court student competition final argument at the University of North Dakota School of Law on October 30-31, 2019.  All five oral arguments will be held in the Baker Courtroom on the third floor of the UND School of Law.   

The Supreme Court visit to the law school provides a unique opportunity for the members of the law school community, UND campus and surrounding area to see the state’s highest court in session.  In addition to hearing actual cases, UND Law students have the distinct privilege of having the Supreme Court judge the final argument of the internal fall Moot Court competition. During their two-day visit, the Justices will also lecture in law school classes and connect with law students, faculty, and staff through other special programs.

“The North Dakota Supreme Court Justices’ dedication to UND Law is extraordinary.  It is reflected not only by their fall visits as a group but also by their individual visits and contributions on regular occasions throughout the year,” said Dean Michael McGinniss. “We are very proud of this exceptional relationship with the Court, and very grateful for the Justices’ generosity in welcoming our students to learn from and interact with them inside and outside of our classrooms.”

A full schedule of public events is listed below. It includes links to information on the cases that will be heard.

Wednesday, October 30

9:00 a.m. – State v. Legare (docket #20190069; criminal appeal – homicide)

10:00 a.m. – Minn-Kota Ag Products, Inc., v. N.D. PSC, et al.

         (docket #20190127; civil appeal – administrative proceeding) 

5:30 p.m. – Internal Moot Court Competition Final Argument  – UND Law student teams

Thursday, October 31

9:00 a.m. – McDougall, et al. v. AgCountry Farm Credit Services, PCA, et al.

      (docket #20190140; civil appeal – contracts)

10:00 a.m. – State v. Job (docket #20190116; criminal appeal – assault)


SPECIAL MEDIA NOTE:  If you are planning to cover any of the four Supreme Court cases and would like to have a camera in the courtroom, please contact Rob Carolin to receive special approval from the court.  No special approvals are needed for the student moot court competition at 5:30 p.m.  Contact information is listed below. 


Rob Carolin, Director, Alumni and Public Relations


Phone:  office – 701.777.2856   cell –  218.779.5379


David L. Dodds
Director of Communications
UND Today
Division of Marketing & Communications
University of North Dakota
O: 701.777.5529