Earn CLE Online at the Festival of Legal Learning, Feb. 1-4

December 13, 2021
Festival of Legal Learning

Attorneys can earn 12 hours of CLE credit at North Carolina’s annual legal learning conference online February 1-4.

For more than 30 years, UNC School of Law’s annual Festival of Legal Learning has provided continuing legal education for over 15,000 attorneys and judges from across the country. In 2022, Festival will offer 28 sessions online over a four day period. Attendees may customize their learning and choose the courses most beneficial to their needs.

This year’s program features sessions with topics on the Second Amendment, Leandro, environmental justice, bankruptcy law, student athletes, critical race theory and much more. Speakers are recognized experts in their fields. Plenary sessions include:

  • Reforming the Supreme Court – UNC School of Law Professor Michael Gerhardt will discuss possible U.S. Supreme Court reforms and their feasibility.
  • U.S. Supreme Court’s 2021 Term – Adam Liptak from The New York Times and law professors from Carolina Law and William & Mary Law School will discuss the big cases before the Supreme Court this year.
  • North Carolina v. JUUL – Ryan Y. Park, North Carolina Solicitor General, NC Department of Justice and Sripriya Narasimhan, Deputy General Counsel, NC Dept of Justice will discuss the path-breaking case that NC led to stop e-cigarettes from marketing to young people.
  • A View from the Bench: Reflections of a New Federal District Court Judge – An interview with Richard E. Myers II ’98, Chief U.S. District Judge of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina.

Festival is designed for lawyers and legal professionals to build basics, sharpen skills, provide perspectives and highlight new developments in the field of law. Attendees may earn up to 12 hours of CLE credit to satisfy the N.C State Bar’s yearly technology, ethics/professional responsibility and substance abuse/mental health requirements. Out-of-state attendees may download an MCLE certificate from the website within 30 days after the conference. Forwarding completed paperwork and payment (of any out-of-state fees) are the responsibility of the attendee.