2021 North Dakota Law Review Energy Law Symposium
Thursday, April 15, 2021
Symposium will be held in a virtual format
The online virtual energy law symposium will feature a comprehensive program of energy related topics. Please register to attend by clicking on the tab below. There is no charge to attend. The Law Review board is appreciative for the generous support and sponsorship of the symposium by Crowley Fleck PLLP.
Symposium awaiting approval for North Dakota CLE credits and Landman credits as well as Minnesota CLE and Landman credits.
2021 North Dakota Law Review Energy Law Symposium Schedule - (Tentative)
8:15 AM: Welcome Remarks
Joseph Hackman & Katie Winbauer, North Dakota Law Review
MIchelle Phillips - UND School of Law Assistant Professor
8:25 AM: Regulatory Update
Lawrence Bender – Shareholder, Fredrikson & Byron, P.A.
9:15 AM: Effects of Covid-19 on Industry
Wade Caldwell, President of National Assoc. of Royalty Owners
10:00 AM: Break
10:15 AM: Oil Economy Panel
Amy Sisk, Bismarck Tribune
Senator Jessica Unruh, chair, Energy & Natural Resources Committee
David Flynn, UND Professor
11:15 AM: Keynote: State of Oil
Owen Anderson, oil and gas scholar
12:30 PM: Lunch
1:15 PM: Energy on Tribal Lands
Mark Fox, Chairman of MHA Nation
2:00 PM: River Update
Craig Smith – Partner, Crowley Fleck PLLP
3:00 PM: Break
3:15 PM: Green Energy Panel: status and future of renewables
Julie Fedorchak – North Dakota Public Service Commissioner
Andrew Sorbo, Minnkota Power
Tony Clark, Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP
4:15 PM: Mineral Management
Kate Black, Inland Oil & Gas
5:00 PM: Closing Remarks
Tatiana Hamilton, EIC, North Dakota Law Review
Michael McGinniss, Dean, UND School of Law
Speaker biography information will be added as they are received.
Owen Anderson -
Lawrence Bender -
Kate Black -
Wade Caldwell -
Tony Clark -
Julie Fedorchak -
Mark N. Fox - Mark N. Fox is the Chairman of the Mandan, Hidatsa, and Arikara Nation. Fox is a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps and earned his law degree in 1993 from the University of North Dakota. First elected Chairman in 2014, Fox is currently serving his second term.
Chairman Fox currently serves on three federal advisory boards for the Department of Energy, Department of Interior, and the Environmental Protection Agency. He previously served on advisory boards with the Internal Revenue Service and the National Indian Gaming Commission as well. Chairman Fox also served on various national and tribal boards, including the Intertribal Monitoring Association on Trust Funds (ITMA) and four terms as Treasurer of the National Indian Gaming Association (NIGA).
Chairman Fox has also been the Vice Chairman of the United Tribes Technical Center and the United Tribes of North Dakota. He was recently elected Chairman of the Coalition of Large Tribes (COLT).
A fierce proponent of tribal sovereignty, Chairman Fox has dedicated his administration to improving the lives of all MHA Nation members. Under his leadership, tribal members have received increased education, addiction, and health services. Chairman Fox has also expanded and enhanced tribal infrastructure and transparency in governmental affairs.
Chairman Fox is renowned for his work in the areas of taxation, gaming, energy, and economic development. In his personal time, Chairman Fox enjoys participating in events that endorse good health and endurance challenges.
David Flynn -
Jessica Unruh -
Amy Sisk -
Craig Smith -
Andrew Sorbo -
NOTE: Please register to attend the Energy Law Symposium by completing the RSVP form below. Please make sure to have an accurate email listed. We will send information and online address as the date nears.