2022 UND School of Law Annual Homecoming CLE
Please make plans to join us for a full-day of programming presented by UND School of Law's outstanding faculty!
Friday, September 30, 2022
9:10 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Room 8 | UND School of Law
Approved for 4.0 North Dakota CLE credits plus 1.0 North Dakota Ethics credit for a total of 5.0 North Dakota CLE credits.
Approved for 4.0 Minnesota standard CLE credits plus 1.0 Minnesota Ethics credit for a total of 5.0 Minnesota CLE credits.
Parking will be available in designated lots around campus all day. Please watch for signage along University Avenue to direct you.
8:45- 9:10 a.m. | Check in and Registration | Central Commons
9:10 a.m. | Welcome from Dean Pappas | Room 8
9:15 a.m. | Session 1 (60 minutes) | Room 8
Recognizing and Understanding the Basics of Intellectual Property Issues
Presented by Nikola Datzov, Assistant Professor of Law
The course will introduce attendees to the basics of intellectual property (IP) law that every attorney should know to help their clients and to recognize when a legal or business issue raises an IP question. It will also provide a foundational overview of the four core areas of IP: trade secrets, patents, copyrights, and trademarks. Attendees will gain practical insight on how each area of IP interacts with the others and when it might be helpful to consult with an attorney who specializes in IP.
10:15 a.m. | Break
10:30 a.m. | Session 2 (60 minutes) | Room 8
If the COVID Pandemic is Over, Why are Your Business Clients Still Closing Their Doors? Could the Lack of Insurance Coverage Be Part of the Reason?
Presented by Paul Traynor, Assistant Professor of Law
The session will analyze how a standard Business Owners Insurance (BOP) policy failed to provide coverage for COVID closures to businesses.
11:30 a.m. | Lunch | Central Commons
12:30 p.m. | Session 3 (60 minutes) | Room 8
Modern American Policing: Past, Present, and a Roadmap for the Future
Presented by Steven Morrison, Professor of Law
Modern American policing is at a crossroads. At only approximately 160 years old, modern policing is a very new institution. Begun in response to the ending of slavery and society’s perceived need to continue to oppress that population, recent years have shown that policing cannot be understood without acknowledging its racially discriminatory nature. While experts have known this since modern policing’s advent, we all now must confront this discrimination.
Professor Morrison's lecture aims to do three things:
First, it will look at the history of modern American policing, from its advent in the mid-19th century, through the sanctioned torture that police called the third degree, and the continued use of the police to oppress racial, political, and religious minorities, creating a system of criminal justice that favors white people over others.
Second, he will discuss the current reality of modern American policing, along with the debates for reform or retrenchment that have arisen in the Black Lives Matter era, and mass media’s role in this time.
Third, it will suggest a roadmap for moving forward, based on two true, and competing, but not mutually exclusive narratives: that modern American policing is dangerous and police should enjoy great deference to act in dynamic situations, and that modern American policing is fundamentally, and deeply, racially discriminatory.
1:30 p.m. | Break
1:45 p.m. | Session 4 (60 minutes) | Room 8
Legal Research and Writing: Ethics and Privacy Considerations in the Age of Artificial Intelligence
Presented by Jennifer Cook, Assistant Professor of Law
Recent advances in technology have significantly transformed the nature of legal research and writing. Today, lawyers can be more efficient and effective legal researchers and writers because technology makes it easier than ever. These improvements have been made possible, in large part, by artificial intelligence and analytics. But with all its potential benefits for improving the efficiency and efficacy of the legal research and writing process, and law practice in general, AI is not without its challenges. That is certainly true when it comes to a lawyer’s ethical obligation to provide competent and confidential representation to clients. This presentation will address why the duties of competence and confidentiality necessarily encompass understanding and utilizing AI-based legal research and writing technology where practical and how AI technology impacts the duties of competence and confidentiality. Additionally, the presentation will focus on the privacy concerns arising from the use of AI-based technology in the practice of law and its implications for a lawyer’s ethical obligation to provide competent and confidential representation to clients. Further, the presentation explores whether the duties of competence and confidentiality require lawyers to demand more transparency from legal research and writing platforms that utilize AI about the potential data sharing and privacy risks to client information.
2:45 p.m. | Break
3:00 p.m. | Session 5 (60 minutes) | Room 8
Why Do Some Negotiations Succeed While Others Fail?
Presented by Brian Pappas, Dean and Professor of Law
In this session, we will explore through examples and exercises, the three fundamental negotiation errors and how we can overcome them.