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Summer CLE Week XXIX

May 27 – June 7, 2008

Register now for Summer CLE 2008!

Welcome to the Law School's 29th annual summer CLE program — two concentrated weeks of educational seminars conducted by enthusiastic and expert Law School faculty members. Professors Edward Adams, Brian Bix, Dale Carpenter, Thomas Cotter, Stephen Cribari, Oren Gross, Michael Hannon, Morgan Holcomb, Joan Howland, William McGeveran, Michael Stokes Paulsen, and Stephen Simon have chosen a variety of timely and relevant topics to study.

Online Registration is available now!

With a SuperPass, you can attend 7 of the 11 seminars, and you’ll pay only $75 each for additional selections. (Seminars are $225 each without a SuperPass.)

For the May 31 course, 3 ethics credits have been requested for the morning session and 2 bias credits for the afternoon session. For each of the others, 6.5 general credits have been requested.

To download the PDF brochure of the program, click here.

For more information on the Summer CLE program, call 612-625-6674 or send an e-mail to LSCLE@umn.edu

For directions and campus parking information, click here. Additional municipal parking is also available in the Holiday Inn Metrodome parking garage, a five-minute walk from the Law School.


Oren Gross

Tuesday May 27, 2008
Professor Oren Gross
University of Minnesota Law School
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
6.5 CLE credits

The International Sale of Goods Transaction through the Prism of United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods (CISG)

This session will familiarize attendees with the United Nations Convention CISG, an international code that attempts to standardize contract law pertaining to international sale of goods. Topics include the scope of application, contract formation, obligations of parties, breach-of-contract issues, and others.


William McGeveran

Wednesday May 28, 2008

CANCELLED

Professor William McGeveran
University of Minnesota Law School
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
6.5 CLE credits

The Emerging Law of Data Privacy

This session will cover the complex issues of data privacy, including an overview of the various sources of and approaches to data privacy law in the United States and abroad. The afternoon segment will explore several recent data privacy controversies, including e-commerce and national security.


Tomas Cotter

Thursday May 29, 2008
Professor Tomas F. Cotter
University of Minnesota Law School
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
6.5 CLE credits

Selected Topics in Unfair Competition and Business Torts

This session explores some of the lesser known doctrines that are increasingly becoming involved in business litigation and the laws of unfair competition. These include the law of false advertising and product disparagement, the Federal Trade Commission Act, state "baby FTC" Acts, the law of false endorsement, and many other lesser known doctrines.


Joan Howland Michael Hannon

Friday May 30, 2008
Professors Joan S. Howland and Michael J. Hannon
University of Minnesota Law School
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
6.5 CLE credits

Digital Evidence: Implications for Criminal Law and Civil Practice

This session discusses the burgeoning field of digital evidence, including the electronic trail of evidence and data forensics. The afternoon portion will focus on the legal issues that can arise when digital evidence becomes involved in legal proceedings, including e-discovery and search and seizure laws.


Stephen Simon

Saturday May 31, 2008
Professor Stephen M. Simon
University of Minnesota Law School
9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
5 CLE credits (3 Ethics credits for morning portion; 2 Bias credits for afternoon portion)

Ethics and the Practice of Criminal Law (morning portion) and The Recognition and Elimination of Bias in the Legal System (afternoon portion)

The morning session discusses ethical issues from both the defense and prosecution perspectives, using real criminal case studies. The afternoon session studies the issues of bias in the legal system and reviews the Rules of Professional Conduct and the Code of Judicial Conduct, using scenarios for lawyers and judges.


Dale Carpenter

Monday June 2, 2008
Professor Dale A. Carpenter
University of Minnesota Law School
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
6.5 CLE credits

The Constitution in a Conservative Court: Twenty years On

This session covers many of the developments in constitutional law since 1988, when William Rehnquist became Chief Justice. Topics include judicial, congressional and executive powers, substantive due process, the dormant commerce clause, equal protection, the First Amendment, and others.


Michael Stokes Paulsen

Tuesday June 3, 2008
Professor Michael Stokes Paulsen
University of St. Thomas Law School
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
6.5 CLE credits

The First Amendment: Freedom of Press, Speech, and Religion

This session will provide an indepth review of the First Amendment, and will include discussions of several recent and/or pending First Amendment cases in the U.S. Supreme Court.


Stephen Cribari

Wednesday June 4, 2008
Professor Stephen J. Cribari
University of Minnesota Law School
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
6.5 CLE credits

Not Just the Rules of Evidence Anymore: Doctrine and Theory as Litigation Tools

This session discusses recent court decisions in the U.S. Supreme Court and in appellate courts that revitalized the doctrine of confrontation and spawned litigation over theories of forfeiture and waiver. While exploring these constitutional interests as litigation tools, special emphasis will be given to Minnesota-based cases.


Edward Adams

Thursday June 5, 2008
Professor Edward S. Adams
University of Minnesota Law School
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
6.5 CLE credits

MBA Concepts for Lawyers

This session will introduce attendees to the basic concepts taught to MBA students. By becoming familiar with business terms and concepts, report analysis skills, and financial interpretation skills that are part of the language of business, lawyers will be able to communicate more effectively with clients.


Morgan Holcomb

Friday June 6, 2008
Professor Morgan Holcomb
University of Minnesota Law School
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
6.5 CLE credits

Timely Tax Issues for Non-Tax Lawyers

This session will review the basics of Tax law, including federal, state and local tax issues. Topics include mergers and acquisitions, executive compensation, partnership taxation, and others. Attendees will have the opportunity to direct questions to a panel of experts.


Brian Bix

Saturday June 7, 2008
Professor Brian Bix
University of Minnesota Law School
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
6.5 CLE credits

Marital and Parental Agreements

This session focuses on the national trends in quickly changing field of Family Law, specifically martial and parenting agreements. Topics will include pre-marital agreements, separation agreements, and same-sex partnership agreements.