Continuing Legal Education and Programming

Continuing Legal Education & Programming

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We're committed to our alumni and friends and proud to offer a variety of programming opportunities throughout the academic year. Our Continuing Legal Education (CLE) programs and our new 3 Points in .3 Discussion Series are ways that Nebraska faculty and distinguished guests share their efforts to address current legal issues through legal research and scholarship. Outside of presentation-style opportunities, the Attorney-Student Mentor Program focuses on maximizing the Nebraska Law experience, professional goal-setting, and developing a professional network for the student. These experiences are all wonderful opportunities to connect with the Nebraska Law community of students, faculty and fellow alumni.

Our current programming opportunities are offered remotely via Zoom video conferencing. 

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“Crimmigration” Nuts and Bolts: How to Meet Your 6th Amendment Obligation to your Non-Citizen Clients
January 24

The United States Supreme Court has held that criminal defense counsel has a 6th Amendment obligation to advise non-citizen clients of potential immigration consequences of criminal proceedings. In this seminar, Professor Kevin Ruser, '79, Richard and Margaret Larson Professor of Law and M.S. Hevelone Professor of Law, will discuss the fundamentals of how criminal defense counsel can meet their constitutional and ethical obligations to their non-citizen clients.

This program has been approved for 1.0 professionalism & ethics continuing education credit in Nebraska. 


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George Floyd: The Legacy of Scott v Sandford - March 11

Sponsored by the Equal Justice Initiative, Lennox S. Hinds, professor emeritus in the Program in Criminal Justice at Rutgers University and world-renowned criminal defense and international human rights lawyer will discuss the George Floyd case and it’s relevancy to the Scott v Sanford case.

Hinds formerly represented Nelson Mandela and lectures in Africa, Europe, Asia and North America and has published and taught international law for more than 20 years.

This program has been approved for 1.0 professionalism & ethics continuing education credit in Nebraska. 


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Attorney-Student Mentor Program

Mentoring serves as a bridge between the theory and the practice of law. Participants in this program create supportive attorney-student relationships, focus on professional and career goal-setting and developing a professional network for the student.

View our upcoming programming opportunities and register to attend.

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Contact Katie with Questions

Katie Pfannenstiel
Assistant Director of Alumni Relations and Event Planning
402-472-8382
kabp@unl.edu