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.
Debunking the Myth: Why the Big-Government Model is Bad for the Poor and Working American?
By Professor Patrick Garry, University of South Dakota College of Law
Tuesday, November 11, 2014 (12:00pm – 1:00pm)
Hamann Auditorium, College of Law
Approved for 1 CLE credit hour
Professor Garry focuses on traditional arguments that big government programs favor the poor and are opposed by the more wealthy segments of society. He then examines these arguments in light of the facts showing that a limited government approach can better represent and fulfill the needs of the poor and working American.
Judicial Activism, Judicial Engagement, and Judicial Restraint: What They Are and What They Ain't
Clark Neily, Senior Attorney, Institute for Justice
Monday, November 17, 2014 (12:00pm – 1:00pm)
Hamann Auditorium, College of Law
Approved for 1 CLE credit hour (0.25 of that 1 cr hr count as professional responsibility)
Contrary to the drumbeat charges of “judicial activism” with which so many court decisions are greeted today, the true story of American constitutional law for most of the past century is judicial abdication. Between 1954 and 2002, Congress passed 15,817 laws, of which the Supreme Court struck down just 103 – about two-thirds of one percent. Of the more than one million state laws passed during that time, the Supreme Court struck down less than one-twentieth of one percent. There are two kinds of judging in constitutional cases today: real and fake. The hallmarks of real judging – or “judicial engagement” – are a genuine quest for the truth regarding the government’s ends and means by a neutral adjudicator on the basis of actual evidence. The opposite of judicial engagement, judicial abdication – epitomized by the rational basis test – involves none of those things. By embracing an ethic of reflexive restraint, our courts have largely abandoned their duty to enforce constitutional limits on government power and serve as a meaningful check on the other branches.
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:
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
- 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
- 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
A tabbed appendix containing analysis for nearly 240 Nebraska criminal statutes for the following possible immigration consequences
- 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.
Contact Marcy Tintera
Continuing Legal Education
University of Nebraska College of Law
P.O. Box 83094
Lincoln, NE 68583-0904
Phone: (402) 472-1258