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Conor Kennelly
Law Clerk
United States District Court for the District of North Dakota

Conor Kennelly is a husband and father of six children. He graduated from the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minnesota, with a BA in Philosophy and Catholic Studies. After directing the adult education program at a Catholic parish for several years, he entered law school. Kennelly earned his JD from the University of North Dakota School of Law and is a member of the Order of the Coif and Order of the Barristers. After law school, he clerked for the federal district court in Fargo before moving to Bismarck to prosecute criminal cases for Burleigh County. He now works as a career law clerk for United States District Judge Daniel Traynor in Bismarck, North Dakota.

Conor enjoys long walks with his family, cooking, and playing music for his kids. He has been playing banjo for different forms of the band Asher for about ten years.

Published Pieces

A banjo player in a field at sunset

Why We Play

Folk music helps us to reflect on the past, build community, and refresh our spirits, ultimately speeding us along in our attempts to build a Christian culture.

Conor Kennelly
Nov 25, 2021