Richard Clem Continuing Legal Education
Friday, September 21, 2012
Free CLE

Free CLE, September 21, 2012

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Friday, September 21, 2012, 12:00 - 12:50 PM
Community Meeting Room
Lower Level, Como Lakeside Pavilion
1360 North Lexington Parkway
St. Paul, Minnesota 55103

*-CLE credit has been applied for as follows: Minnesota: 0.75 Credits applied for (MBCLE event code 172373). Iowa: 0.75 Credits applied for. Wisconsin: 1.0 Credit applied for.

Cost: Free

Program Description

First Amendment Issues in K-12 Education. This program will be a brief overview of First Amendment issues affecting K-12 public education. We'll cover some of the leading cases from the U.S. Supreme Court, the Eighth Circuit, and other courts. Topics will include: school speech, establishment clause, free exercise clause, clothing, school newspapers and yearbooks, distribution of literature, student clubs, off-campus speech, book censorship, and the pledge of allegiance. Live lecture, 50 minutes.

About the Speaker

Richard P. Clem has a B.A. in history from the University of Minnesota, and a J.D., cum laude, from Hamline University School of Law. He has been in private practice in the Twin Cities for over 20 years. His reported cases include: Asociacion Nacional de Pescadores a Pequena Escala o Artesanales de Colombia v. Dow Quimica de Colombia, 988 F.2d 559, rehearing denied, 5 F.3d 530 (5th Cir. 1993), cert. denied, 510 U.S. 1041 (1994); LaMott v. Apple Valley Health Care Center, 465 N.W.2d 585 (Minn. Ct. App. 1991); Abo el Ela v. State, 468 N.W.2d 580 (Minn. Ct. App. 1991).

Course Schedule

11:45 Registration, Opening Remarks
12:00 First Amendment Issues in K-12 Education (Richard Clem) 12:50 Questions and Answers, Closing Remarks

Location and Directions

Como Lakeside Pavilion is located in Como Park, on the west side of Lake Como, on Lexington Parkway. From Interstate 94, take Lexington north 2.3 miles. From Minnesota Highway 36, take Lexington south 1.9 miles. Free parking is available in the two large lots near the Pavilion. There is additional free parking nearby in the lot on East Como Boulevard, and elsewhere in the park. Enter the building through the main cafe entrance on the parking lot level and take the elevator to the lower level. The location is accessible to persons with handicaps. Outside food and beverages are not permitted, but coffee and a wide variety of food and beverages are available from Black Bear Crossings upstairs.


This program is being presented free of charge. You may register at the door.

Please download a copy of the course materials and bring a copy with you to the program. You may download the materials at one of the following links:

Wi-Fi access is not available at this location. If you wish to view the materials on your laptop, please download them to your computer prior to the program.

Richard P. Clem
PO Box 14957
Minneapolis, MN 55414
Phone (612) 378-7751

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