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, 2020, September 14 - 12:00pm to Friday, 2020, October 9 - 1:00pm
International Trade: Measuring and Managing Risk and Uncertainty
Approved for 5.00 credit hours

Speaker(s): Dr. Lorand Bartels, Reader in International Law and Fellow of Trinity Hall, University of Cambridge
Nicholas Bloom, Professor of Economics, Stanford University
Kathleen Claussen, Associate Professor of Law, University of Miami School of Law
Wendy Cutler, Vice President and Managing Director, D.C. Office, Asian Society Policy
Andrea Durkin, TradeVistas
Dr. Kyle Handley, Associate Professor of Business Economics and Public Policy, University of Michigan
Kenneth Levinson, WITA
Warren Maruyama, Hogan Lovells
Jill O'Donnell, Yeutter Institute
Stephen Olson, Research Fellow, Hinrich Foundation
Matthew Schaefer, Nebraska College of Law
Kelly Ann Shaw, Partner, Hogan Lovells
Richard Steinberg, Professor of Law, Professor of Political Science, UCLA
Joe Stone, Cargill
Clete Willems, Partner, Akin Gump



Held remotely via Zoom

Recent shocks, such as the COVID-19 pandemic, the U.S. - China trade war, and the collapse of the WTO appellate body, have resulted in new risks to supply chains and the multilateral trading system. This six-part webinar series (5 sessions for CLE) will examine how to interpret these risks and explore ways to manage them in order to move the system toward a better, more secure future. 

September 14, 12:00 - 1:00 PM; Uncertainty Shocks: Measuring the Implications for International Trade and Economic Growth

September 16, 8:30 - 9:30 AM; China's Industrial Subsidies: What Can be Done? 

September 21, 8:30 - 9:30 AM; Managing Risk in Agricultural Trade

September 25, 12:00 - 1:00 PM; The Special (Trade) Relationship: U.S. - U.K. Negotiations

September 29, 2:30 - 3:30 PM; U.S. Trade Negotiations: Is the Phased Approach Here to Stay? 

October 9, 12:00 - 1:00 PM: WTO Dispute Settlement: Is There a Future for the Appellate Body? 

Thursday, 2020, September 24 - 1:00pm
Bostock v. Clayton County: Implications for Trans and Other LGBQ+ Employees
Approved for 1.00 credit hours

Speaker(s): Kasey Cappallano, Partner, Kutak Rock

Held remotely

Kasey Cappellano will discuss the recent Supreme Court Bostock decision and its implications for trans and other LGBQ+ employees, and provide an overview of best practices relating to transgender employees, including terminology, anti-discrimination protections, and management and accommodation of transitioning employees.

For more details, as well as the registration link, please visit the NSBA website.

Friday, 2020, September 25 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
One Vital Topic: Virtual Panel on Employment, Unemployment, and Economic Jusice
Approved for 1.00 credit hours

Speaker(s): Professor Stewart Schwab, Jonathan and Ruby Zhu Professor of Law at Cornell Law School
Dr. Algernon Austin, Senior Researcher at the Thurgood Marshall Institute and former director of the Economic Policy Institute's Program on Race, Ethnicity, and the Economy (PREE).
Alexandra Hubbard, Fraser Stryker PC LLO
Professor Catherine Wilson, Nebraska College of Law
Professor Steve Willborn, Nebraska College of Law

Held remotely via Zoom

This panel will begin by describing the general structure of the unemployment compensation system, especially its countercyclical features, and two of the most significant changes made in response to the pandemic: increasing unemployment benefits by a significant amount and expanding eligibility to non-employees. Then the focus will turn to Nebraska specifically; the panel will present information on the level of and eligibility for unemployment benefits in Nebraska before the pandemic, under the CARES Act, and currently. The discussion will then shift to the other side of the employment equation: employers. The panel will describe the assistance provided to employers, especially small employers, to permit them to avoid dismissing or laying off employees and the effects of the assistance on different kinds of employers and employees. Finally, the panel will discuss the persistent jobs gap for African-Americans even before the pandemic, the extent to which the pandemic exacerbated that gap, and the effects of the government’s efforts to address unemployment generally on the gap.

CLE Programming

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