The University of Nebraska College of Law seeks to produce highly qualified and trained graduates for the legal profession. We are committed to providing the best legal education possible and we are proud of our first-rate faculty, graduates and facilities. The Career Development Office coordinates recruitment activities between students, alumni and employers, and strives to connect our students and alumni with their future employers.
Grading Scale / Rankings
9 Point Scale
Early Interview Week
Early interview Week is a new addition to the Nebraska Law interview program line-up. The early interview week better aligns our recruiting dates for employers engaged in a wider regional or nationwide interview process. The program will be held over three days from August 14 through 16. These interviews will be scheduled on a first come first serve basis. There is no charge for registration. Consider taking this opportunity to meet with our rising 2Ls and 3Ls before classes begin. To requst an interview schedule please complete and return the schedule request form.
On Campus Interviews
The University of Nebraska College of Law hosts two on-campus interview sessions per year. Employers are invited to interview second- and third-year students for law clerk, summer associate and associate positions during the fall interview session (August through October). The spring session runs from January through March and includes first-, second- and third-year students.
We employ a preselect system, which allows employers to choose the students they wish to interview based on the application materials requested. To request an interview schedule, complete and return the Schedule Request Form
If you are not able to travel to Lincoln for interviews, we would be happy to set up a resume collection for you. Simply select the "Request for Resume" button above and fill out the form.
Interviewing takes place at the law college in our newly renovated and convenient facilities. To request a schedule or check available interview dates, log in to ROSCOE and complete the OCI Schedule Request, or contact the Career Development Office directly at (402) 472-5130 or email@example.com
Employers participating in On-Campus Interviews will be asked to read and sign the College of Law’s Non-Discrimination Policy. Employers are also expected to be familiar with and abide by the Employer Responsibilities
Where do I start?
All of our employer services are coordinated through ROSCOE, our online recruiting system powered by Symplicity. ROSCOE will allow you to post jobs, arrange on-campus interviews, browse resumes, and create an employer profile viewable by students and alumni. Click here for more information about ROSCOE. If you would prefer to recruit without using ROSCOE, contact the Career Development Office at (402) 472-5130 or firstname.lastname@example.org. We will do whatever we can to accomodate your needs.
Who may post a position on ROSCOE?
Employers of all types are encouraged to post job opportunities on ROSCOE. This includes law firms, governmental agencies, corporations, and non-profit organizations. Positions listed on ROSCOE are limited to those that prefer or require a current law student or graduate with a J.D. or M.L.S. degree. Positions not requiring or preferring law college training are better listed on Husker Hire Link, the online recruiting system for UNL Career Services.
Can I post a position for an experienced attorney?
The Career Development Office is happy to post positions for experienced attorneys as well as recent graduates and current students. Alumni who want to relocate, change their career path, or are interested in a job transition often look to our office to connect with potential employers. By posting a job notice with us, interested alumni will be aware of your employment needs.
Do you accept postings for volunteers, interns and externs?
Yes, our office welcomes all postings that seek attorneys, law students, or those with a legal education. In fact, the Law College has a Pro Bono Initiative which seeks to encourage and recognize volunteer legal service by College of Law students during their second and third years. The Law College also offers students the opportunity to earn academic credit by developing an externship with an employer. Before posting for an unpaid position, please familiarize yourself with the FLSA standards link make sure you will not be in violation of federal wage laws. If you are posting a volunteer position, please be sure it is clearly indicated on the job posting.
What if I just need help with a single project?
Feel free to contact our office for assistance in posting short-term research projects. Many of our students are interested in working on discrete projects in areas of specific interest to them when their schedules allow.
How do I post a job?
Simply login to ROSCOE and complete the job posting form. The Employer User Guide for ROSCOE includes walk-throughs for several major components of ROSCOE. If you would prefer to be assisted with job posting, contact the Career Development Office at (402) 472-5130.
Download: Employer User Guide for ROSCOE EMPLOYERS
Do you accept third party recruiters?
We reserve the right to refuse service to third party recruiters. Third party recruiters are agencies, organizations or individuals recruiting candidates for employment opportunities other than for their own needs. Third party recruiters using Nebraska Law’s ROSCOE are expected to follow the same policies and procedures established for recruiters representing their own organization. In addition, third party recruiters are expected to adhere to several specific practices to ensure open and accurate communication with Nebraska Law students.
The Career Development Office will provide assistance to third party agencies only when a third party recruiter meets the following conditions:
- Meets the NALP and EEOC policies and laws described above
- Charges no fees to the candidate
- Reveals to the Career Development Office the identity of the employer being represented and the nature of the relationship between the agency and the employer, and permits the career center to verify this information by contacting the named client
- If requested, provides a position description to the Career Development Office for valid openings.
An explanation of the University of Nebraska College of Law’s grading system can be found here.
A listing of academic honors and awards can be found here.
NOTE: First-year students at the University of Nebraska College of Law do not receive permanent grades or rankings until after completion of the first year. Students take mid-term exams and receive Quartile rankings so they can have an indication of how they are performing in relation to their classmates. Because the mid-term grades may account for as little as 25% of the students’ final grade, we ask that you consider mid-term Quartile rankings in this light: A good performance on mid-term exams is a good indication that a student will do well in law school overall. However, a mixed performance on the mid-terms is not a good predictor of a student’s overall first-year performance.