Continuing Legal Education and Programming

As a service to its alumni and friends, the College of Law is happy to provide CLE opportunities throughout the academic year. These events provide a wonderful opportunity to use the facility and reconnect. Because programming develops throughout the course of the school year, registration is exclusively online. We encourage interested individuals to check this website routinely as programs are continuously added.

Monday, 2019, September 30 - 8:45am to 2:00pm
Global Trade and Business Law: 2020 & Beyond
3.32 credit hours

Speaker(s): Ralph Folsom, Professor of Law, University of San Diego Law School
Mike Ramsey, Professor of Law & Director of International & Comparative Law Programs, University of San Diego Law School
Matthew Schaefer, Haggart & Work Professor of International Trade Law, University of Nebraska College of Law
Michael Van Alstine, Carey Professor of Business Law and Director of Business Law Program, University of Maryland Law School

McCollum Hall, Hamann Auditorium

8:45-9:00AM: Welcome and Introductions
9:00-9:50AM: Investment Treaties and Investor-State Dispute Settlement: Re-Examining Fair and Equitable Treatment
10:00-10:50AM: WTO Dispute Settlement System in Crisis: National Security-Related Tariffs and Appellate Body Appointments
11:00-11:50AM: Free Trade Agreements: U.S. and Global Perspectives
11:50AM - Lunch
12:20-12:50PM: Lunch Keynote Address: Sen. David Karnes, Of Counsel, Kutak Rock
1:00-1:50PM: The U.N. Sales Convention (CISG): Myths, Mistakes and Malpractice
1:50-2:00PM: Celebration of Release of 13th Edition of Folsom, Ramsey, Van Alstine, & Schaefer, International Business Transactions: A Problem-Oriented Coursebook (2019, West Publishing)
2PM: Adjourn

 

 

 

Thursday, 2019, October 10 - 9:30am to 2:15pm
What's on the Horizon for International Trade?
4.5 credit hours

Speaker(s): Professor Matt Schaefer, Dr. Uchechukwu Jarrett, Edward Alden, Warren Maruyama, Ken Levinson, Darci Vetter, David Morfesi, Dr. Edward Balistreri, Josh Dixon, Jill O’Donnell, Melissa Kessler, Dr. John Beghin, Andrea Durkin, Zippy Duvall

College of Law, Hamann Auditorium

Join us to hear leading experts and former trade policy officials share insights on today’s fast-moving trade-policy dynamics, including the future of the World Trade Organization, how new trade agreements may reshape the competitive landscape, the impact of tariffs on supply chains, and more.

Learn more: https://yeutter-institute.unl.edu/october-conference-agenda

 

 

                                               

Thursday, 2019, October 17 - 12:10pm to 1:10pm
The Appointment of John Marshall: We Got Lucky
1 credit hour

Speaker(s): Former Senator Bob Kerrey

College of Law, Hamann Auditorium

This year’s Attorney General Jon Bruning Public Service Lecturer is former United States Senator Bob Kerrey. Senator Kerrey was the 35th Governor of Nebraska from 1983 to 1987 and the United States Senator from Nebraska from 1989 to 2001. Before entering politics, he served in the Vietnam War as a United States Navy SEAL officer and was awarded the Medal of Honor for heroism in combat.

Kerrey will speak how his love for the law is a direct result of his personal experiences, as well as reading of the experiences of other Americans who have dedicated their lives to writing, interpreting or championing the law as a way to improve life in our country. His love for the law does not mean he’s free of criticism. Quite the contrary. His love for the law begins with the fact that he’s am free to criticize and to attempt to change those laws he does not like.

Kerrey will try in this address to identify a few of those experiences and a few of the books that have taught him why non-lawyers, like himself, should be encouraged to study the history of law. These histories are not free of moments when we made terrible mistakes. It is possible - indeed it is desirable - to honestly face those moments when our actions did not match our ideals.

Friday, 2019, November 8 - 12:10pm to 1:10pm
Are Public Schools Becoming Constitution-Free Zones?
1 credit hour

Speaker(s): Prof. Justin Driver

College of Law, Hamann Auditorium

This year’s Lane Lecture will be presented by Professor Justin Driver, Harry N. Wyatt Professor of Law at the University of Chicago Law School. Prof. Driver will discuss “Are Public Schools Becoming Constitution-Free Zones?” in which he will cover the subjects of race, sex, religion, crime, liberty, patriotism, and equality and how the Supreme Court’s treatment of these incendiary topics has indelibly shaped public education and the constitutional rights of students around the country. 

The Winthrop and Frances Lane Foundation provides scholarships to students at the College of Law and Creighton Law School. The foundation also provides grants to support law faculty research and to underwrite the Lane Foundation Lecture. Winthrop Lane was born in Omaha in 1889 and attended Harvard Law School.

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:


2020 John M. Gradwohl Estate and Business Planning Program 
May 14-15, 2020

Past Programs
2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011

CLE Contact

Scott Ziegler
Continuing Legal Education
University of Nebraska College of Law

P.O. Box 830902
Lincoln, NE 68583-0902
Phone: (402) 472-1258
Email: sziegler2@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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To Order:

Scott Ziegler
Continuing Legal Education
University of Nebraska College of Law

P.O. Box 830902
Lincoln, NE 68583-0902
Phone: (402) 472-1258
Email: sziegler2@unl.edu