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Editorial Board and Members

 2013-2014 Board of Editors


Lilie Schoenack


Tessa Vaagen



 Carole Woiwode



Dan Ringdahl



Lilie Schoenack (Editor-in-Chief)

Lilie is the 2013-2014 Editor-in-Chief for the Journal of Law and Interdisciplinary Studies. She received her B.S. in Political Science with a minor in History from North Dakota State University in 2011. Lilie served as an extern for the Federal District Court in Bismarck in the summer of 2012 and as an intern for the Center for Justice and Accountability in the summer of 2013. Lilie will be graduating from UND School of Law in May, 2014. She will then begin her legal career with a two year judicial clerkship for Honorable Patricia Morris, United States District Court Magistrate Judge for the Eastern District of Michigan. Lilie can be reached at

Tessa Vaagen (Managing Editor) 

Tessa is the 2013-2014 and 2014-2015 Managing Editor for the Journal of Law and Interdisciplinary Studies. She received her B.S. in Social and Behavioral Sciences with a minor in Political Science from the University of Mary in 2012. Tessa served as an extern for the Honorable Judge Daniel Hovland in the Federal District Court in Bismarck. She looks forward to serving the Burleigh County State's Attorney's Office as a temporary law clerk. Tessa is also a member of Phi Alpha Delta, she has participated in both internal and external Moot Court, and has represented her law school on University of North Dakota Student Government. She will be graduating from the School of Law in May 2015.  

Carole Woiwode (Articles Editor)

Carole is the 2013-2014 Articles Editor for the Journal and solicits new work from well-known authors to publish in the interdisciplinary forum of the Journal. Her background is in political science and literature, with a B.A. in History, Political Science and English. She served the Stutsman County State's Attorney as an intern in 2012 and is currently a law clerk for the Tribal Judicial Institute. She has an enduring interest in Native American justice, is a board member of the Native American Law Students Association, Vice-President of the Criminal Law Association, and is the 3L Representative to the Federalist Society. Work as an extern for the Grand Forks Public Defenders Office brought criminal law and the necessity of defending the unpopular into sharp focus. Work for the Journal added unexpected enrichment to her law school tenure.    

Dan Ringdahl (Web/Technical Editor)

Dan is the Spring 2014 Web/Technical Editor and 2014-2015 Editor-in-Chief for the Journal of Law and Interdisciplinary Studies. He received his B.S. in Political Science and Communications Studies with a minor in Business from Concordia College in 2008. Dan was a community organizer and field representative for The Leadership Institute, a 501(c)3 non-profit, in Washington DC., and has guest lectured for The Heritage Foundation, The Leadership Institute, CFACT of Minnesota, along with several others. Dan has studied at The Humphrey School of Public Policy, and The Ayn Rand Institute.  Dan moved to Grand Forks in 2010 where he became involved with the Greater Grand Forks Young Professionals. Dan is currently the Vice President of The UND Federalist Society, and serves as orientation co-chair. Dan will graduate UND Law in 2015. 

The 2014 Incoming Class of Members

John "Connor" Kennelly
Evan Nelson
Annique Lockard
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