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 allows Nebraska Law faculty and distinguished guests to 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 in person, remotely via Zoom, and/or both. Please refer to each program separately for the ways in which you can attend.

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Inside the Department of Justice

October 2, 2023

Hon. Chad Readler and Mr. Matt Whitaker

The Honorable Judge Chad Readler (6th Cir. Court of Appeals Judge and former acting U.S. Assistant Attorney General for the Civil Division) and Mr. Matt Whitaker (former acting U.S. Attorney General) will be discussing their experiences, including the highs and the lows, of working at the Department of Justice. They will be covering numerous topics, including "life on the bench" and career advice. Presented by the Federalist Society.

This program has been approved for 1.0 continuing legal education credit in Nebraska.

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What Do We Mean by "Corruption?"

October 6, 2023

Professor Richard Briffault, Joseph P. Chamberlain Professor of Legislation at Columbia Law School

Did the January 6 rioters “corruptly” interfere with an official proceeding, the counting of the 2020 electoral votes? Similarly did President Trump “corruptly” conspire to interfere with that proceeding? Are the large undisclosed gifts Supreme Court justices have received corruption? Is unlimited campaign spending corrupting our political process?

Corruption is a central concern of the laws governing our political process. But what is it? In a series of cases involving both campaign finance and white-collar crime, the Supreme Court has defined the term narrowly as the quid pro quo exchange of money for official government action, while excluding other forms of undue influence and misuse of office that many other people consider to be corruption.

Briffault’s talk will focus on the contested meaning of corruption in the laws governing the electoral system and official decision-making more broadly.

This program has been approved for 1.0 continuing legal education credit in Nebraska.

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Nebraska Law Review Symposium

October 11-12, 2023

The Nebraska Law Review Symposium is a platform for timely and informed discussion, collaboration, and exchanges of ideas between law professors, attorneys, judges, affected persons, and journalists to shed light on critical aspects of the federal prison system and the way in which the system impacts the people in its custody. The symposium consists of a keynote address and three discussion panels, each offering an exploration of many of the issues surrounding federal incarceration, from the pre-incarceration phase to conditions within prisons to strategies for holding state actors and systems accountable.

The keynote on October 11 has been approved for 1.0 continuing legal education credit in Nebraska, and the symposium on October 12 has been approved for 3.0 continuing legal education credit in Nebraska

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Big Data and Algorithms are Friends, Not Foes

October 27, 2023

Professor Nancy Rapoport, Garman Turner Gordon  Professor of Law at William S. Boyd School of Law at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Professor Rapoport will discuss the emerging role of artificial intelligence and big data in practice and law-firm management.

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

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The Inner and Outer Work of Democracy

November 6, 2023

Preeta Bansal

On the last day of the American Constitutional Convention, Benjamin Franklin famously responded to a woman who asked whether we had a monarchy or a republic: "A republic, if you can keep it." He touched upon the reality that behind every iconic but nascent institution in America, behind every political value, there was an "inward work" of conscience behind it; every hard-won right had a corresponding responsibility. As democracies are struggling around the world, it's easy to focus on outer, constitutional structures alone and to forget that freedom is ultimately an inside job, requiring certain cultivated habits of the heart and mind. Please join Preeta Bansal for a conversation and an interactive exercise about the "inward work" of democracy - the conscience that shaped the American constitutional experiment and that may help us reinvigorate it anew. Presented by the American Constitution Society.

This program has been approved for 1.0 continuing legal education credit in Nebraska.

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Planting Law and Democracy in Sustainable Soil

March 4, 2024

Professor Bruce Ledewitz, Adrian Van Kaam Endowed Chair in Scholarly Excellence and Professor of Law at Duquesne University

During his lecture, Ledwitz will discuss a lack of hope and disparagement of truth are endangering American public life. We can sustain constitutional democracy only when we begin to recover from the cultural nihilism engendered by the Death of God. Law school needs to become a place where students can investigate what kind of beings we are and what kind of universe we live in.

This program has been approved for 1.0 continuing legal 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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Katie Pfannenstiel
Assistant Director of Alumni Relations and Event Planning
402-472-8382
kabp@unl.edu