Michael S. McGinniss is the Dean and Associate Professor of Law at the University of North Dakota School of Law, where he joined the faculty in 2010 and has taught courses on Professional Responsibility, Evidence, Conflict of Laws, Remedies, and Advanced Legal Ethics.  He also served for three years as a founding co-coordinator for the UND School of Law’s innovative team-taught first-year course, Professional Foundations.  He earned a Bachelor of Arts in English (summa cum laude and first in his class) at Washington College.  He received his legal education at the College of William & Mary, Marshall-Wythe School of Law, where he graduated third in his class and was inducted into the Order of the Coif.  Upon graduation from law school, he served as the law clerk for Honorable Randy J. Holland of the Supreme Court of Delaware.  He then was associated for four years with the Delaware law firm Potter Anderson & Corroon LLP, where his practice focused on intellectual property litigation in the United States District Court for the District of Delaware.