Continuing Legal Education and Programming

No Cost 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.


The Perils of Talking to the Police: What Police Officers and Prosecutors Tell Their Own Children About the Fifth Amendment Right to Remain Silent
By: Professor James Duane, Regent Law School 

Monday, March 9, 2015 (12:00pm – 1:00pm)
Room 113, College of Law
Approved for 1 CLE credit hour
Registration

The lecture will outline the importance of the Fifth Amendment privilege against self-incrimination, including the top ten most surprising reasons why even innocent criminal suspects should virtually never agree to waive that privilege. It will explain the wisdom of Justice Robert Jackson's famous observation that any lawyer worth his or her salt will always advise the client to not talk with the police under any circumstances -- the same advice that police officers and prosecutors invariably give their own children -- and will expose the hypocrisy of a legal system that trains and encourages those officers to give precisely the opposite advice to everyone else's children.  The talk will include, among other issues, a detailed discussion of the alarming extent to which modern courts allow and encourage investigating officers to employ forms of deception that carry a significant risk of inducing innocent suspects to believe that it may be in their self-interest to confess or make incriminating statements.  Special attention will also be paid to the latest legal developments as to when the rules of evidence and the Fifth Amendment allow a prosecutor to apprise a jury that the defendant invoked his right to remain silent, and what those rulings portend for the manner in which the right should be invoked.


Rise of the Warrior Cop: The Militarization of America's Police Forces
By: Radley Balko

Thursday, March 5, 2015 (12:00pm – 1:00pm)
Hamann Auditorium, College of Law
Approved for 1 CLE credit hour
Registration

Radley Balko is a opinion writer and investigative reporter at the Washington Post, where he writes the popular blog on civil liberties and the criminal justice system, 

Balko is also credited with bringing national attention to the case of Cory Maye, a black man who prior to Balko’s work was on death row in Mississippi for shooting and killing a white police officer during a raid on Maye’s home. Maye was finally released from prison in 2011. Also in 2011, the Los Angeles Press Club named Balko its Journalist of the Year.

Balko is formerly a senior writer and investigative reporter with the Huffington Post,  a senior editor at Reason, and a policy analyst for the Cato Institute.

Balko is also the author of the acclaimed book Rise of the Warrior Cop: The Militarization of America’s Police Forces, published in 2013. The Watch. His work on paramilitary raids and the overuse of SWAT teams has been featured in a wide range of publications, including the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, and the Economist, and was cited by Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer in his dissent in the case Hudson v. Michigan. Balko graduated from Indiana University in 1997 with a degree in journalism and political science.


Hobby Lobby, Obamacare, and Religious Liberty
By: Professor Josh Blackman, George Mason University School of Law

Wednesday, March 18, 2015 (12:00pm – 1:00pm)
College of Law Auditorium
Approved for 1 CLE credit hour
Registration

In Burwell v. Hobby Lobby, the Supreme Court held that the Affordable Care Act's "contraceptive mandate" violated the religious liberties of the privately held Hobby Lobby Corporation. This lecture will begin by exploring the history of the 1st Amendment, and the Religious Freedom Restoration Act. Next, it will provide an overview of how the ACA mandates the provisioning of certain contraceptives. Finally, the lecture will analyze and critique the majority and dissenting opinions. 

Other CLE Programming

In addition to the No Cost 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:


High Plains Aquifer: Sustainability for Food Production & Water Supply

Thursday, March 19, 2015


2015 Nebraska Water Law Conference

Friday, March 20, 2015
8:30am - 4:30pm; UNL College of Law
For information & registration go to:
http://watercenter.unl.edu/WaterLawConf2015/index.asp


2015 Young Lawyers Practice Seminar

Friday, March 27, 2015
8:30am - 4:00pm, UNL College of Law
For information & registration go to:
http://www.nebar.com/events/event_details.asp?id=528092&group



2015 Annual Institute on the Survey of Nebraska
September 4, 2015

Past Programs
 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

On-Campus Programming

Chief Justice John G. Roberts, Jr. Visits the College of Law

Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court John G. Roberts, Jr. visited the University of Nebraska College of Law on September 19, 2014. During his time on campus he met with law students and participated in a short fireside conversation with 8th Circuit Court of Appeals Chief Judge William Jay Riley. The conversation, part of the Roman Hruska Institute in partnership with the Nebraska State Bar Foundation, is below.


Practice Manuals for Purchase

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