Lawyering Skills Faculty
Assistant Professor of Law
Director of Lawyering Skills & Alphson Research Fellow
Professor Dauphinais received her J.D. from the Columbia University School of Law in 1996 and her B. A. in Political Science magna cum laude from Colgate University in 1993 where she was a member of Phi Beta Kappa. While in law school, Professor Dauphinais was the Bernstein Memorial Scholar, a member of the Columbia Journal of Law and Social Problems, and served as a research assistant to Professor Frank Grad.
Upon graduating law school, Professor Dauphinais served as a law clerk to Judge Michael Farrell of the District of Columbia Court of Appeals. Following her clerkship, Professor Dauphinais worked as an Attorney-Advisor to the United States Department of Commerce, where she specialized in ethics law. Professor Dauphinais entered academia in 2001 and taught for four years as a Legal Writing Instructor at the Howard University School of Law before joining the UND faculty in 2005.
Professor Dauphinais teaches lawyering skills and appellate advocacy, in addition to directing the lawyering skills program. She lectures and publishes in the fields of legal pedagogy and law and psychology. She has presented in Kenya, Mexico, and Turkey and currently serves as Co-Chair of the Teaching Committee of the Association of Legal Writing Directors
Assistant Professor of Law
Professor Kendra Huard Fershee received her J.D., cum laude, from Tulane Law School, where she served as the Senior Managing Editor of Tulane Law Review. Professor Fershee also represented her class to the Dean’s Advisory Council for all three years of law school, and served as a Senior Fellow in the Legal Research and Writing curriculum during her third year.
After graduating from law school, Professor Fershee practiced commercial litigation for Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy in New York, NY and Washington, D.C. Professor Fershee represented large securities firms in New York Stock Exchange and Securities Exchange Commission investigations, a multinational bank syndicate in litigation against a global telecommunications provider, and worked on several pro bono matters relating to disability rights and family law. Professor then spent a year teaching Legal Analysis, Research and Writing at Penn State Dickinson School of Law in State College, Pennsylvania.
Before law school, Professor Fershee had a career in political organizing. After receiving her undergraduate degree from the University of Michigan with a double major in Communications and Political Science, Professor Fershee worked for a non-profit political organization in Washington, D.C. and Los Angeles, California for five years, primarily focusing on access to public education and first amendment rights.