Continuing Legal Education and Programming

As a service to its alumni and friends, the College of Law is happy to provide CLE credits during the 2017-2018 academic year. These events provide a wonderful opportunity to use the facility and reconnect. Cost to attend CLE programming is $20 for each attendee - exact change is required. 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 added continuously throughout the school year.

Friday, 2017, October 20 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
The Constitution Today
Approved for 1.0 CLE credit hour

Speaker(s): Akhil Reed Amar is the Sterling Professor of Law and Political Science at Yale University, where he teaches constitutional law in both Yale College and Yale Law School. After graduating from Yale College, summa cum laude, in 1980 and from Yale Law School in 1984, and clerking for then Judge (now Justice) Stephen Breyer, Amar joined the Yale faculty in 1985 at the age of 26. His work has won awards from both the American Bar Association and the Federalist Society, and he has been favorably cited by Supreme Court justices across the spectrum in more than 30 cases—tops in his generation. He has regularly testified before Congress at the invitation of both parties; and in various comprehensive surveys of judicial citations and/or scholarly citations, he invariably ranks among America’s five most-cited legal scholars under age sixty.

University of Nebraska College of Law
1875 N. 42nd St.
Lincoln, Nebraska

For the first time in our lifetime—and for one of the few times in modern history—all four major federal institutions of power were in play in the last election.  When the two national conventions met in 2016, Democrats had a real chance to win control of the House, Senate, Presidency, and Supreme Court.  Instead, the Republicans swept the field and now control all four institutions, even though Donald Trump lost the (legally irrelevant) national popular presidential vote. In this Lane Lecture, based in part on his recently released book, The Constitution Today, Yale Law Professor Akhil Reed Amar will discuss the constitutional significance of all this and will touch upon a wide range of modern cases and controversies—from gun control to gay rights, from the electoral college to campaign finance to filibuster reform. Come prepared to ask any question you like about America’s constitutional system—past, present, and future.

Thursday, 2017, October 26 - 12:10pm to 1:10pm
Domestic Violence Cases: From Beginning to End
Approved for 1.0 CLE credit hour

Speaker(s): Amy Goodro is a deputy county attorney at the Lancaster County Attorney’s Office.
Investigator Chrissy Worster has been employed at the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office since 2012.
Sue Andersen is the Community Education Coordinator and an Advocate at Voices of Hope where she has worked for twenty nine years.
Danielle Jurgens has worked at Friendship Home for 12 years.
Sara K. Houston is a Project Attorney with the Nebraska Coalition to End Sexual and Domestic Violence under the Victims of Crime Act grant

University of Nebraska College of Law
1875 N. 42nd St.
Lincoln, Nebraska

We will have speakers from the County Attorney’s office, a Sheriff, a private attorney, and 2 domestic violence shelters speak about the domestic violence case process. They will discuss how the organizations work together and what each of them does in the process of a case. They will also discuss tips for speaking with domestic violence survivors and what attorneys should be asking about and looking at for these types of cases.

Thursday, 2017, November 9 - 11:30am to 1:00pm
Recent Changes in Nebraska Criminal Law – Positive Reform or Passing the Buck?
1.0 CLE credit hour

Speaker(s): Steve Schmidt, Associate Professor of Law and Courtesy Associate Professor of Forensic Science, University of Nebraska College of Law

Westbound Room at Sandhills Convention Center
(located within the Quality Inn & Suites)
2102 S. Jeffers Street
North Platte, NE 69101

Nebraska criminal law has undergone sweeping changes in the past few years with the passage of several new laws billed as criminal justice reform. Penalties for criminal conduct have been reduced, post-release supervision has been established, certain entries in criminal histories are automatically sealed and bail considerations have been changed. But are we safer? Are we reducing recidivism? Or are we simply passing the buck – shifting the costs, shifting the responsibility, shifting the victimization.

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:


2018 John M. Gradwohl Estate and Business Planning Program 
May 10-11, 2018

Past Programs
 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011

CLE Contact

Marcy Tintera
Continuing Legal Education
University of Nebraska College of Law

P.O. Box 83094
Lincoln, NE 68583-0904
Phone: (402) 472-1258
Email: mtintera1@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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Contact Marcy Tintera
Continuing Legal Education
University of Nebraska College of Law

P.O. Box 83094
Lincoln, NE 68583-0904
Phone: (402) 472-1258
Email: mtintera1@unl.edu