1978, North Dakota; 1985, U.S. District Court, District of North Dakota; 1993, U.S. District Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit; 1994, Minnesota
University of North Dakota, J.D., with distinction, 1978
Law School Graduation Year
North Dakota State University, B.A., 1975
Cass County and Minnesota State Bar Associations; State Bar Association of North Dakota.
Phi Delta Phi. Special Projects Editor, North Dakota Law Review, 1977-1978. Law Clerk to the Hon. Chief Justice Ralph Erickstad, North Dakota Supreme Court, 1978-1979. Author: If Defendant is Predisposed to Commit the Offense, No Defense of Entrapment Exists, Even if Government Agent Supplies the Contraband, 53 North Dakota Law Review p. 284 (1976); Reflections on State v. Nagel: The State's Perspective, 50 North Dakota Law Review, p. 745 (1982); I Only Had 2 Beers! A North Dakota Prosecutor's Manual for DUI Cases (1989); The Polygraph in 1995: Progress in Science and the Law, 71 North Dakota Law Review, p. 987 (1995). Instructor: Criminal Justice, North Dakota State University, 1981-1983; Criminal Advocacy, University of North Dakota, School of Law, 1992—. Prosecutor, Cass County, North Dakota, 1979-1985. Executive Director, North Dakota State's Attorney's Association, 1983-1985. First Assistant Attorney General, North Dakota Attorney General's Office, 1985-1989.