Letter from the Dean

Dean Susan Poser

Welcome to the University of Nebraska College of Law

Established in 1891, the College of Law is one of the academic and professional colleges at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. We offer an excellent and broad-based education from nationally recognized teachers and scholars, with expertise in a wide variety of subjects. Lincoln, Nebraska, is a fun college town, the state capital, and a city of nearly 260,000 people that boasts museums, music venues of all sorts, sports, and some of the best and most extensive bike trails in the country for a city of its size.

Significantly, because of state support and a history of good planning, we have been able to maintain reasonable tuition for resident and nonresident students. Nebraska Law students graduate with some of the lowest law school debt in the country, which means they can follow their dreams and goals as lawyers, rather than having to focus their careers on how best to service their debt. Finally, because we are a relatively small law school, with approximately 420 students in residence, Nebraska Law offers students a close-knit, supportive community and faculty who maintain an open door policy.

The faculty and students at Nebraska Law come from around the country and the world. Our students can take advantage of a broad-based curriculum that includes courses and programs in international law, agricultural and water law, and intellectual property. The faculty consists of many leading scholars in their fields, including international law, space law, environmental law, labor law, tax law, juvenile law, human rights, pension law, employment law, and constitutional law.

Lincoln is the state capital of Nebraska, which creates many opportunities for students to work in the legislature, administrative agencies, prosecutors’ offices, and courts. Students have the opportunity to present oral arguments before the Nebraska Supreme Court and the Nebraska Court of Appeals. In addition, the entire student body has the opportunity to observe trials and hearings conducted at the Law College by the Nebraska Supreme Court and the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals. Judges and practicing lawyers are frequent teachers and lecturers at the Law College.

Our extremely supportive alumni frequently interact with our students as teachers and mentors. They have also helped us create one of the best and most modern law schools in the country. We recently completed a renovation of the entire building and now have a wonderful facility with high-tech classrooms, a beautiful library, and many comfortable places to study.

Again, welcome to the University of Nebraska College of Law. I encourage you to explore this website and learn more about all of the exciting and interesting things going on at Nebraska Law. Please take a look, and contact us with any questions or comments.

Susan Poser Dean and Richard & Catherine Schmoker Professor
University of Nebraska College of Law