Continuing Legal Education and Programming

CLE Programming

As a service to its alumni, Nebraska Law, in partnership with the student organizations, offers multiple continuing legal education opportunities to all alumni. These programs are typically held over the lunch hour. Because programming develops throughout the course of the semester, registration is exclusively online and alumni are encouraged to check this website routinely as programs are added continuously throughout the semester. Non-alumni may also register for these programs at a cost of $20, payable at the door.


My Client's About to Commit Securities Fraud: What Should I Do?

Speaker: C. Steven Bradford, Earl Dunlap Distinguished Professor of Law, University of Nebraska College of Law

Thursday, February 23, 2017 
4:00pm - 5:00pm 

Sullivan's Steakhouse
222 S 15th St
Omaha, NE
Approved for 1 Professional Responsibility credit hour
Registration

You represent a business that has engaged in, or is about to engage in securities fraud--which could include just about any misrepresentation made by a business. What are your legal and ethical obligations? Is there any risk that you will be liable?


Life on the Judiciary Panel

Speakers: Hon. Joseph F. Bataillon, U.S. District Court of the District of Nebraska
Hon. Riko Bishop, Nebraska Court of Appeals
Hon. Linda S. Porter, Lancaster County Juvenile Court

Tuesday, February 28, 2017 
12:00pm - 1:00pm 

College of Law Auditorium
Approved for 1 CLE credit hour
Registration

Each judge will be asked about their personal experience serving on the bench, the route to the bench, common ethical dilemmas, etc. The judges may also be asked more holistic questions such as diversity on the bench in Nebraska, judge retention elections in state courts, etc. There will be student-generated questions/prompts for the first half of the discussion but will leave the other half for audience participation.


Women, Law & Leadership Conference

Friday, March 3, 2017
11:30am - 5:30pm

College of Law
Approved for 5 CLE credit hours
Registration

The goal of the 1st annual Women Leading in Law, Business & Philanthropy conference is to provide a space to learn about how women are and have been effectively leading in their respective communities. What have been the challenges of being women in those communities? In contrast, what have been the advantages? These questions, along with many others, will be the focus of programming related to the work being done by women in the judiciary, in government, and in the private sector.


EPA in the Time of Trump

Speaker: Rob Verchick, Gauthier-St.Martin Chair in Environmental Law, Loyola University

Tuesday, March 7, 2017
12:10pm - 1:10pm

College of Law Courtroom
Approved for 1 CLE credit hour
Registration

Professor Verchick will discuss the likely fate of the Obama Administration's environmental initiatives under the Trump Administration. Topics will include climate change, including the Clean Power Plan and the landmark Paris agreement, in which Obama agreed to cut domestic carbon emissions and provide aid to other countries for renewables and climate adaptation, and the EPA's "Waters of the United States" rule.


The Limits of Executive Power: The Obama-Trump Transition

Speaker: Jody Freeman, Archibald Cox Professor of Law, Harvard Law School

Friday, March 10, 2017
12:10pm - 1:10pm

College of Law Auditorium
Approved for 1 CLE credit hour
Registration

President Obama used executive power to accomplish many of his domestic and international policy goals, especially, in the area of climate and energy policy. What is the risk that a Trump administration will significantly repeal the Obama legacy. What are the legal constraints on roll-back and retrenchment, and what, as a result, is the lesson about the limits of Executive Power?


The National Security Agency and Public Privacy: Did the Telephone Metadata Collection Program Violate the Fourth Amendment or Materially Infringe Upon Your Privacy?

Speakers: Robert F. Turner, Professor of Law, University of Virginia School of Law

Gus Hurwitz, Assistant Professor of Law, University of Nebraska College of Law

Thursday, March 16, 2017
12:00pm - 1:00pm

College of Law Auditorium
Approved for 1 CLE credit hour
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Professor Turner will begin his talk with some background on the view of the Framers on the control of intelligence activities, including the attitudes of the Committee of Secret Correspondence of the Second Continental Congress chaired by Ben Franklin (all of whose members agreed they could not share information about sensitive covert operations with others in Congress) and John Jay's discuss of the separation of intelligence powers in Federalist No. 64.  He will also discuss the history of the Fourth Amendment, with its focus on protecting homes and the shift in cases like Katz to protecting rights outside the home.  He will note that in Katz and the 1972 Keith case the Supreme Court in footnotes emphasized that they were not restricting the President's power to authorize warrantless wiretaps for national security/foreign intelligence collection, and that in the first wiretap statute (the Gun Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968) the Congress expressly noted the President had independent constitutional power to authorize wiretaps for national security purposes.  He will also discuss a series of cases in which appellate courts upheld the existence of a national security/foreign intelligence exception to the Fourth Amendment, including the decision of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court of Review that unanimously noted in 2002 that every court to decide the issue had held the President has the constitutional power to authorize warrantless foreign intelligence surveillance, expressed the assumption those courts were right, and added that if they were Congress could not usurp the President's constitutional power by a statute like FISA.  (Professor Turner worked on FISA as a Senate staff member in 1978 and will discuss the statute and its origins.  He will also mention his own discussion with Justice Powell (who authored the unanimous Keith case) on the constitutionality of FISA.  Justice Powell was a counselor to the ABA Standing Committee on Law and National Security when I was its chair.)

He will also discuss the distinction drawn by the Supreme Court between criminal cases (which almost always require warrants) and "special needs" cases where the Court balances the privacy interests against the governmental interest--noting that the Court has repeatedly declared that national security is the highest governmental interest.  Thus, the Court has upheld a variety of warrantless searches involving "public safety" or "special needs" (including warrantless searches at borders, food processing and restaurant inspections, mandatory drug tests of customs agents, and even drug tests of high school athletes). 

Perhaps the most important Supreme Court case on this issue is Smith v. Maryland, where in 1979 the Court upheld the use of a pen register to capture the outgoing phone numbers from the phone of a suspect in a criminal case without a warrant.  Interestingly, he had a great debate a few years ago against former University of Chicago Dean Geoffrey Stone for their Federalist Society during which Dean Stone conceded the NSA Sec. 215 program was constitutional under Smith v. Maryland--but argued that was a poorly decided case that should be overturned. 


11th Annual Lincoln Conference: State, Local and Regional Issues in Cybersecurity

Friday, March 17, 2017
9:00am - 2:30pm

College of Law Auditorium
Approved for 4.83 CLE credit hour
Registration

The purpose of this conversation is to bring together a range of speakers and perspectives to discuss cybersecurity issues facing actors at the state, local, and regional level – including state and local government, local and federal law enforcement (including military and intelligence), firms and entrepreneurs, legal and security practitioners, individuals, and groups representing various public interest concerns.

The introduction/opening comments will include me speaking for about 20 minutes introducing the subject and legal issues that we will be discussing: providing a brief overview of the divide between federal and sub-federal units in cybersecurity regulation and discussing the relative lack of attention that has been paid to sub-federal units. 

The keynote lunch will be a discussion of the National Governors' Association's legislative focus on cybersecurity in the states. The NGA has adopted cybersecurity as its primary policy area this year, and the director of that effort will be talking to us both about the specific legislative issues that the NGA is pursuing and more generally about the role of states in regulating cybersecurity and developing cybersecurity law.


Other CLE Programming

In addition to regular CLE programming, Nebraska Law plays host to other continuing education events throughout the year for the benefit of our alumni and friends. Upcoming events are:


2017 John M. Gradwohl Estate and Business Planning Program 
May 11-12, 2017

Past Programs
 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011

CLE Contact

Marcy Tintera
Continuing Legal Education
University of Nebraska College of Law

P.O. Box 83094
Lincoln, NE 68583-0904
Phone: (402) 472-1258
Email: mtintera1@unl.edu

Bankruptcy Manual by Professor Kevin Ruser, 2012 Edition
  • Resources
  • Pre-Bankruptcy Counseling
  • Information Gathering
  • Pre-Filing Requirements
  • Preparation of the Bankruptcy Papers
  • Signing & Filing the Forms
  • Post-Filing Matters
  • Lien Avoidance
  • Reaffirmation Agreements
  • Discharge of Student Loans
  • Chapter 7 Discharge
  • Finishing up a Chapter 7 Bankruptcy

45 Appendices containing forms or documents commonly used in Chapter 7 bankruptcy filings, including a sample checklist, sample questionnaire, sample Chapter 7 Petitions and Schedules, and sample Motions.

A companion CD-ROM is included that contains fully searchable text in .pdf format and forms in .pdf and Word format. Cost of the Guide and companion CD-ROM is $100.00.

Immigration Manual by Professor Kevin Ruser, 2012 Edition
Part One
  • U.S. Immigration Agencies & Procedures
  • How to determine the immigration status of clients
  • How to determine possible immigration consequences of criminal proceedings (including ground of inadmissibility and deportability)
  • Waivers available to overcome certain grounds of inadmissability
  • Relief from removal remedies that will help a client avoid deportation
Part Two

A tabbed appendix containing analysis for nearly 240 Nebraska criminal statutes for the following possible immigration consequences

  • Inadmissability
  • Deportability
  • Aggreavated Felony
  • Good Moral Character
  • Patriculatly serious crime and mandatory detention

Inadmissability Deportability Aggreavated Felony Good Moral Character Patriculatly serious crime and mandatory detention A companion CD-ROM is included that contains fully searchable text in .pdf format and forms in .pdf and Word format. Cost of the Guide and accompanying CD-ROM is $80.00 if you have purchased past copies. If this is a first time purchase then the cost is $85.00.

Immigration Manual
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Contact Marcy Tintera
Continuing Legal Education
University of Nebraska College of Law

P.O. Box 83094
Lincoln, NE 68583-0904
Phone: (402) 472-1258
Email: mtintera1@unl.edu