CLEs and other classes

The Law Library sponsors a Continuing Legal Education class every month.  Each CLE is:

  • Free to attend and open to all -- no registration required
  • Held the 3rd Friday of the month, from 12:15 to 1:15 p.m.
  • Approved for 1 CLE credit
  • Streaming-only until further notice
  • Sign up for CLE emails to receive the live stream link

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August:  Transgender Military Service: Law, Policy, and the Lived Experience

Presented by Máel Embser-Herbert, Ph.D., J.D., Professor of Sociology, Hamline University

  • Friday, August 21, 2020, 12:15 – 1:15 p.m. (this CLE will be live-streamed only)

In June 2016, the Department of Defense announced that transgender individuals would be able to serve openly in the US military. Thirteen months later, President Trump tweeted his intent to reverse that policy. Meanwhile, service members had begun transitioning medically, legally, and socially. Máel Embser-Herbert, author of the book The U.S. Military’s “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” Policy: A Reference Handbook and several articles and chapters on transgender military service, will describe service members’ experiences during this period and the policy as it exists today. This CLE will also address pending legal challenges to the current policy, as well as the relevance of Title VII to this issue.

Approved for one Elimination of Bias CLE credit:  Code no. 316239.

(A link to the live stream will post here the day of the CLE.  Sign up to receive the link in your email.)

September: TBA

September's CLE topic will be announced soon.

  • Friday, September 18, 2020, 12:15 – 1:15 p.m.
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Materials and information on past CLEs

July 2020 CLE code

  • The CLE Code for July 17th’s presentation “Public Health Policy Responses at the Crossroads of Covid-19 and Chronic Disease” by Natasha Phelps and Julie Ralston Aoki is 316238.

January 2020 presentation materials

October 2019: Understanding and Accommodating Mental Health Disabilities presentation materials

September 2019 presentation materials

July 2019 presentation materials

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