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baker courtroom • University of north Dakota School of law
Sponsored by the north dakota law review
Approved for 5.5 ND CLE credits, applied for mn cle credits
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Bradley Parrish, Assistant Dean, UND School of Law
Illicit Sex and Slavery in North Dakota
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Dr. Nikki Berg-Burin
Seeking Relief for Exploited Immigrant Workers in North Dakota
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Fair Housing in Boom Times & Beyond
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Margaret Moore Jackson
Lunch - Burtness Lounge - 3rd Floor, UND School of Law
Panel Discussion: Crime
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Steven R. Morrison, Jake Rodenbiker, Carol A. Archbold & Tim Purdon
Panel Discussion: Human Trafficking
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Christina Sambor, Mac Schneider, Shane Conroy & Tim Purdon
Panel Discussion: Impacts on Indian Country
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Mark N. Fox & Janice M. Morley
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J.R. Strom, Editor-in-Chief, ND Law Review
Reception - UND Law School Commons
COST: $50, Includes lunch and parking validation. Payment can be made by cash or check only and will be collected the day of the CLE. Make checks payable to University of North Dakota School of Law.
PARKING INFORMATION: Parking will be available in the parking ramp located on the corner of Columbia Avenue and 2nd Street, next to the Memorial Union. Please bring your parking ticket with you to the law school where we will validate your parking for the day.
Dr. Nikki Berg-BurinAssistant Professor, UND History
Nikki Berg-Burin earned her Ph.D. in History from the University of Minnesota in 2007. Dr. Berg-Burin's research is focused on the commercial sexual exploitation of women and children. She is working on a book project about the history and present-day crisis of sex trafficking and coerced prostitution in North Dakota. The book is tentatively titled A Scourge on the Plains: Illicit Sex and Slavery in North Dakota. In addition to her scholarly and pedagogical pursuits, Dr. Berg-Burin is actively engaged in efforts to advance the status of women and girls in North Dakota. She is an active member of North Dakota's anti-sex trafficking organization FUSE and the North Dakota Women's Network.
Margaret JacksonSwenson Professor, UND School of Law
Margaret earned her J.D. from the University of San Francisco School of Law in 1992, and is a member of the Bar in California, North Dakota, and Minnesota. After law school, she practiced employment, housing, and civil rights law in the Bay Area, before joining academia. Margaret currently teaches Housing Discrimination Law, and is the Swenson Professor of the Housing & Employment Law Clinic at the University of North Dakota School of Law.
Steven R. MorrisonAssistant Professor of Law, UND School of Law
Professor Morrison teaches first year Criminal Law and Constitutional Law, and upper level Criminal Procedure. His principal academic interests include collective criminal responsibility (conspiracy, joint and several liability, RICO, CCE, and the philosophy of collective responsibility), the intersection of the First Amendment and criminal law, and the First Amendment rights of association and assembly.
Morrison received his B.A. degree from St. Louis University, M.A. degree from the University of Bradford in the United Kingdom, and his J.D. degree from Boston College Law School. He clerked for Justice Warren M. Silver of the State of Maine Supreme Judicial Court. Prior to arriving at UND Law in 2010, Morrison was a criminal defense attorney in Boston, Massachusetts, and continues to represent indigent criminal defendants under the Criminal Justice Act.
Tim PurdonNorth Dakota State's Attorney
Tim Purdon was appointed by President Barack Obama and served as the 18th United States Attorney for the District of North Dakota from 2010 to 2015. In that role, he was the chief federal law enforcement official in North Dakota with responsibility for prosecuting all federal crimes in North Dakota and defending the United States in civil litigation. As U.S. Attorney, Tim placed special emphasis on the issues of increasing public safety on the American Indian reservations in North Dakota and on working with law enforcement partners to counter the new threat from organized crime that emerged as a result of the oil boom in western North Dakota’s Bakken region. Tim is now a partner at Robins Kaplan LLP where he founded the firm’s North Dakota office and where he serves as Co-chair of the American Indian Law and Policy Group and the Government and Internal Investigations Group.
Mac SchneiderAttorney, Schneider Law Firm District 42 Senator
During his time in the Legislature, Mac has worked with members of both parties to sponsor and pass bills that increase penalties for crimes against children and seniors, protect victims of domestic violence, close loopholes inhibiting the prosecution of sex offenders, and help ensure fewer deployed soldiers take a cut in pay when called to serve their country. As a representative of the legislative district that encompasses the University of North Dakota, Mac has made maintaining college affordability and lessening student debt a priority by authoring laws to cap student fees, establish a student loan consolidation program at the Bank of North Dakota, and create a state matching program to reward low-income students who save for college. Prior to being elected Senate Dem-NPL Leader by his colleagues during the 2013 legislative session, Mac served as a member of the Judiciary, Natural Resources, and Industry, Business and Labor Committees.
Professionally, Mac is an attorney in the Grand Forks office of the Schneider Law Firm where he practices in the areas of Social Security disability, employment law, and business litigation. As an adjunct faculty member at UND, he has overseen the UND law clinic during several summer terms and taught an advanced course in business associations at the UND School of Law and at the school's College of Business and Public Administration. Mac is a 2008 graduate of Georgetown University Law Center where he was on the American Criminal Law Review and represented victims of domestic violence in District of Columbia Superior Court as a member of GULC's Domestic Violence Clinic.
Sabrina BalgamwallaAssistant Professor, UND School of Law
Professor Balgamwalla joined the faculty of the University of North Dakota School of Law after completing a three-year clinical fellowship at the University of Baltimore School of Law, where she taught in the Immigrant Rights Clinic. Prior to joining the University of Baltimore, she served as the Domestic Violence Program Attorney at the Asian Pacific American Legal Resource Center in Washington, DC, and as a staff attorney and practicum instructor at the Center for Immigration Law and Practice. Her practice has included removal defense for immigrants and special relief for unaccompanied minors, survivors of domestic violence, trafficking and other crimes, as well as systemic advocacy on family violence prevention and language access. Her international experience includes a Fulbright grant to Jordan, where she studied gender mainstreaming practices in labor programs. In Summer 2014, she traveled to Mindanao as a legal expert with the International Senior Lawyers Project and the U.S. Embassy in the Philippines to advise developing legal aid programs based at law schools in the region.
Jake RodenbikerState's Attorney, McKenzie County
Jake Rodenbiker is State’s Attorney for McKenzie County, its first-ever exclusive, full-time prosecutor. He was appointed to that office in in January 2014 and was elected to a four-year term in November 2014. As State’s Attorney, Jake is responsible for prosecuting all state crimes in McKenzie County, advising county officials on their duties, and prosecuting and defending civil actions in which McKenzie County or one of its officials is a party. A native of Fargo, North Dakota, Jake has previously served as a prosecutor in both Miami-Dade County, Florida and Burleigh County, North Dakota.
Carol A. ArchboldProfessor, Criminal Justice, NDSU
Carol A. Archbold is a Professor in the Department of Criminal Justice and Political Science at North Dakota State University in Fargo, ND. She has been at NDSU since 2005. She teaches graduate and undergraduate courses focused on policing, gender and race issues in the criminal justice system, and research methods. Her research interests include police liability, police accountability, women in policing, and race and gender in the criminal justice system.
Christina SamborDirector, ND Human Trafficking Task Force
Christina Sambor is a 2014 Bush Foundation Fellow, the Coordinator of FUSE - the statewide anti-trafficking coalition in North Dakota, the Director of the North Dakota Human Trafficking Task Force, and co-chair of the Attorney General’s Human Trafficking Commission. In her various roles, Christina works with non-profit partners, state agencies, law enforcement and elected officials to fund and coordinate direct services to survivors, proactive law enforcement investigations, and to facilitate cross-disciplinary cooperation, education and coordination in the fight against labor and commercial sexual exploitation. Prior to joining FUSE, Christina worked in the private practice of law in Bismarck, North Dakota and clerked for the Honorable Charles S. Miller at the United States District Court in North Dakota. Christina was also a Senior Legal and Policy Fellow with the Polaris Project, a national leader in the fight against human trafficking in the United States. During law school, she clerked for the Major Crimes Division of the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office and also spent a summer in Chiang Mai, Thailand, conducting direct outreach and vocational rehabilitation for sexually exploited women.
Shane ConroyHomeland Security, Special Agent
Shane Conroy is a Special Agent with Homeland Security Investigations assigned to the Fargo, ND office. He graduated from the University of North Dakota with a Bachelor of Accountancy degree and has 20 years of federal law enforcement experience. He currently investigates human trafficking crimes and is a member of the Human Trafficking Working Group in Fargo, ND.
Mark N. FoxChairman, Mandan, Hidatsa, and Arikara Nation
Mark Fox is the Chairman of the Mandan, Hidatsa, and Arikara Nation. Fix is a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps and has earned his law degree in 1993. The Chairman has served on various national boards including DOE’s Energy Work Group, ITMA, and the National Indian Gaming Association. Renowned for his work in the areas of taxation, gaming, energy, and economic development, Fox is a strong advocate for tribal sovereignty.
Janice MorleyAttorney & Member Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa
Janice M. Morley lives in Fargo, ND and is an enrolled member of the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians. Morley graduated from Turtle Mountain High School in 1972, the University of North Dakota in 1989 and UND Law School in 1992. Following graduation, she worked for the Turtle Mountain tribe for five years, three years as special counsel to the Tribe working on rewriting the tribal code, and the final two years as Chief Judge of the tribal court. In 1998 she began work as an Assistant United States Attorney, employed by the Department of Justice. Morley has three adult children, Troy, Greg, and Sarah Morley. Troy is an Assistant U.S. Attorney in South Dakota, Greg is corporate counsel for Lifetime Fitness in Minneapolis, MN, and Sarah lives in Fargo, ND.