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. Non-alumni may also register for these programs at a cost of $20, payable at the door.


The Times They Are A-Changing - and so is the Fourth Amendment
By: Hon. David M. Ebel, Senior Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit

Tuesday, March 31, 2015 (12:00pm – 1:00pm)
College of Law Auditorium
Approved for 1 CLE credit hour
Registration

The thesis will be that while the public has become increasingly tolerant of loss of privacy and the use of technology, the Supreme Court is reorienting the Fourth Amendment away from the old touchstone of the public’s expectation of privy test to one drawing more upon public policy.


Nebraska's Campaign Against Indiscriminate Juvenile Shacking & Overall Juvenile Justice Reform
By: Senator Robert J. Krist, State Senator in the Nebraska Unicameral Legislature
George Dungan, Deputy Public Defender, Lancaster County

Monday, April 6, 2015 (12:00pm – 1:00pm)
College of Law Auditorium
Approved for 1 CLE credit hour
Registration

Senator Krist, a proponent of juvenile justice reform in Nebraska, introduced LB482 which seeks to end the indiscriminate shackling of juvenile offenders in the court room due to the harmful and traumatic effects shackling causes to adolescent brain development. The legislation also addresses juvenile detention alternatives. Senator Krist will speak about juvenile justice reform from a legislative perspective and Mr. Dungan, from the Lancaster County Public Defender's Office, will talk about what it's like to represent juvenile offenders.


Lethal Injection and the Constitution
By: Professor Eric Berger

Monday, April 13, 2015 (12:00pm – 1:00pm)
College of Law Auditorium
Approved for 1 CLE credit hour
Registration

Professor Eric Berger, will be presenting at this event and is a local expert on the topic of lethal injection and the Constitution.  He has experience litigating cases involving lethal injection and has authored several scholarly articles about lethal injection.  In January 2009, Professor Berger also testified before the  Nebraska Legislature's Judiciary Committee about a bill to institute lethal injection in Nebraska.


Rapping on Facebook: True Threats or Hip Hop Lyrics in Elonis v. United States
By: Professor Rick Dooling, University of Nebraska College of Law

Tuesday, April 14, 2015 (12:00pm – 1:00pm)
College of Law Auditorium
Approved for 1 CLE credit hour
Registration

After posting threatening and violent messages directed at his estranged wife on Facebook, Anthony Elonis was arrested and charged with violating federal laws against communicating a threat in interstate commerce (for example, over the Internet).

His defense? Elonis claims his Facebook taunts were part of his rap persona and were "therapeutic lyrics," not threats. Like Eminem and many other rappers, Elonis argued he was simply expressing artful violent fantasies and aspiring to be a rap star.

The trial judge sentenced Elonis to four years in prison to be followed by three years supervised release. The Third Circuit upheld Elonis' conviction, and the United States Supreme Court granted certiorari.

The case was argued on December 1st, 2014. It will be the latest in the Court's "true threats" jurisprudence, but it also takes place against a nationwide trend of prosecutors introducing rap music to prove everything from gang membership to intent to commit murder.


The President, Immigration Law, and the Separation of Powers
By: Professor Cristina Rodriguez, Leighton Homer Surbeck Professor of Law at Yale Law School

Thursday, April 16, 2015 (12:00pm – 1:00pm)
College of Law Auditorium
Approved for 1 CLE credit hour
Registration

Professor Rodriguez will  talk about the President's administrative relief policies (DACA and DAPA) as a window into the importance of the enforcement power in immigration policymaking and beyond. 


The Supreme Court and the Future of the Affordable Care Act
By: Professor Colleen Medill, University of Nebraska College of Law

Thursday, April 23, 2015 (3:00pm – 4:00pm)
Happy Hollow Country Club, Omaha, NE
Approved for 1 CLE credit hour
Registration

NFIB v. Sebelius, Hobby Lobby Stores, and now Halbig.  Glitches, suspended requirements, and hundreds of pages of technical administrative regulations and agency announcements.  For the non-expert, keeping current on the evolving implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is a daunting task.  The first half of this presentation will provide a practical overview of the key features of the ACA that are likely to arise in the day-to-day representation of clients.  The second half of the presentation will discuss and explain recent regulatory and judicial developments, including the technical rules that will govern implementation of the employer mandate beginning in 2015, the assessment of excise tax penalties on noncompliant employers and individuals who fail to obtain health insurance coverage, and the implications of past and future Supreme Court decisions involving challenges to the ACA. 

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