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Editorial Board and Members

 2014-2015 Board of Editors


Dan Ringdahl


Tessa Vaagen








Dan Ringdahl (Editor-in-Chief)

Dan is the 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. 

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.  

Evan Nelson (Articles Editor)

After a successful professional career in higher education administration, Evan Nelson returned to school to obtain a law degree. He is currently a second-year law student, and is interested in just about everything.   

Annique Lockard (Web/Technical Editor)

Annique is the 2014-2015 Web/Technical Editor for the Journal of Law and Interdisciplinary Studies. She received her B.S. in Criminal Justice from Minot State University (at Bismarck State College) in 2013. She enjoyed serving Legal Services of North Dakota as a summer law clerk in Fargo following her 1L year and looks forward to returning to the Legislative Council for the Spring 2015 semester as a legislative intern. Annique is also the treasurer for Law Women's Caucus, the 2L Honor Board representative, and a junior member of the North Dakota Law Review. She plans to graduate from UND School of Law in May 2016. She can be reached at

2014-2015 Associate Editors 

John "Conor" Kennelly
Kit Donnor
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