Build Your Character

Successful lawyers use a wide array of skills – from analytical thinking to networking to writing. Nebraska Law’s core curriculum is designed to teach you many of these skills through doctrinal, clinical, and other skills-focused courses. The Build Your Character (BYC) program is designed to help you continue to build these skills both inside the classroom and outside through your participation in various opportunities. Your coursework and opportunities such as externships, competitions, and student organization membership complement each other and allow you to enhance your strengths and build the skills you need to become a complete lawyer. Use these BYC tags to help you identify potential growth areas and to set goals; then, look for these tags when considering whether to take advantage of an opportunity presented.*

* The BYC skills are based on research presented in Predicting Lawyer Effectiveness: A New Assessment for Use in Law School Admission Decisions (2009) by Marjorie M. Shultz and Sheldon Zedeck and used with express permission from the authors.

The BYC Mobile App



The College of Law worked with a team of seven students from the Jeffrey S. Raikes School of Computer Science and Management at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln to develop the Build Your Character mobile app. The app allows Nebraska Law students to easily track their skills development, subscribe to different skills sets, be notified of upcoming events and connect with student organizations. The BYC app is available in iOS, Android and modified-web format.

App Homescreen  App Student Organizations  App Skills

Full functionality of the mobile app is currently limited to Nebraska Law students. Other users will not have access to all available features.

Build Your Character Events

BYC in the News

BYC Experience Questions

Need help getting the most out of your Build Your Character experience? Want to bring the Build Your Character program to your campus or business? Contact Molly Brummond at molly.brummond@unl.edu or (402) 472-8375.



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