2023 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, October 6, 2023
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Room 8 | UND School of Law
Approved for 5.0 North Dakota CLE credits:
3.5 North Dakota CLE credits plus 1.5 North Dakota ethics credit
Minnesota CLE credits pending
UND will offer free parking for on-campus guests during Homecoming Week on Oct. 2-6.
All guests are welcome to park in any hourly pay, “A” or “S” lot without charge throughout Homecoming Week.
UND Parking Services, however, will continue to regulate safety guidelines. What does this mean? Violations that could cause safety hazards to others will be cited. These conditions may include, but are not limited to:
- Parking in a No Parking Zone.
- Parking on sidewalks/grass.
- Parking in designated fire lanes.
Rules under the American with Disabilities Act will continue to be enforced throughout the week. You may not park in an ADA space without posting your proper placard in your vehicle. Further, the rules remain in place for all maintenance and service vehicle spaces, special reserved spaces and ramp-permitted areas (apart from events designating ramp parking).
On-campus residence hall parking will be monitored and enforced as usual. These areas include:
- Prairie Rose
Permit-holders are expected to continue parking in their assigned spaces.
8:30- 9:00 a.m. | Check in and Registration | Central Commons
9:00 a.m. | Welcome from Dean Pappas | Room 8
9:05 a.m. | Session 1 (60 minutes) | Room 8
The Changing Landscape of eDiscovery
Presented by Blake Klinkner, Assistant Professor of Law
In this CLE, Professor Blake A. Klinkner will discuss the evolution of eDiscovery. Professor Klinkner will begin by discussing the "explosion" of information in the digital age, and the key differences between digital and hard evidence. Professor Klinkner will then discuss procedural rules relating to eDiscovery, and important trends in eDiscovery. Professor Klinkner will conclude by discussing best practices for managing eDiscovery.
10:05 a.m. | Break
10:15 a.m. | Session 2 (60 minutes) | Room 8
The Angel and the Racing Stakes: Reasons and Methods for Incorporating Policy into your Legal Argumentation
This presentation will discuss the importance of policy/equity/pathos based legal argumentation, the long and storied history of such argumentation, and some handy tropes for integrating it into our written and oral persuasive work. It will draw upon ancient principles of rhetoric, contemporary concepts of social psychology, and the timely significance of lawyers as avatars of civil civic discourse.
11:15 a.m. | Break
11:30 a.m. | Investiture Ceremony | Teaching Courtroom
North Dakota Bar Foundation Investiture Ceremony
Please join us for an investiture ceremony honoring the North Dakota Bar Foundation for endowing the Randy H. Lee Professorship, held by Associate Dean and Professor Bradley Myers.
12:30 p.m. | Lunch | Central Commons
1:45 p.m. | Session 3 (90 minutes) | Room 8
ChatGPT for Lawyers: Navigating Generative AI in Contemporary Legal Practice
Presented by Tammy R.P. Oltz, Assistant Professor of Law
The technology behind ChatGPT, the sophisticated new AI-powered text generator originally released in November 2022, has been compared to the printing press in the effect it will have on society. The technology, known broadly as "Generative AI" or gAI, promises to be the knowledge-worker version of the industrial revolution. As such, it is poised to affect the professions, including law, in profound and permanent ways. In this session, attorneys will learn more about how ChatGPT and tools like it will change legal practice as well as the ethical implications of its present and future use. What can gAI do for lawyers and their clients? What can't it do? What should we let it do? And do we have a choice?
3:15 p.m. | Break
3:30 p.m. | Session 4 (90 minutes) | Room 8
Developing a Strategic Law School Curriculum to Replenish North Dakota's Legal Professionals
Bradley Myers, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Administration & Randy H. Lee Professor of Law
This interactive session will focus on the School of Law's revision of its curriculum to ensure that its graduates will be able to fill desperately needed roles as legal professionals and leaders across North Dakota. We will discuss the expected changes to the bar examination, the foundational skills and knowledge needed to be practice ready, how practitioners can help graduates transition to their new environment, and the soft skills needed to thrive in the profession.