Devils Lake native sworn into bar association

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Vanessa Mudgett-Henderson shakes hands with Judge Lee Christofferson after she was sworn into the N.D. Bar Association.

Vanessa Mudgett-Henderson was recently sworn into the N.D. Bar Association by District Judge Lee A. Christofferson.

Vanessa graduated in 2003 from Lake Region State College with a liberal arts degree. She then attended the University of North Dakota, graduating in 2007 with a bachelor of science in psychology, with an emphasis in sociological and cognitive research. Her research with doctors Terrance and Plumm of UND, “Victim Blame in a Hate Crime Motivated by Sexual Orientation,” has been published in criminal and psychological journals. Vanessa was accepted into UND's School of Law in 2007 and graduated in May 2010.

Throughout law school, Vanessa served as an associate justice on UND's judicial branch, handling campus-wide cases. She also interned for more than two years at a law firm in East Grand Forks, MN, working on criminal and family law cases.

Vanessa is currently employed as a corporate attorney for Fargo's Integreen and resides in Moorhead, MN, with her family.