well-rounded in law and professionalism
Students at Nebraska Law work with faculty and staff to develop a program of study that is unique and specialized to their passions and interests. Students interested in litigation may choose to hone their advocacy skills in one of our six clinics. Other students may choose to focus their study on policy and regulation or transactional work. Regardless of the path they choose, students will develop as well-rounded leaders and legal professionals.
Our clinic programs give third-year law students an opportunity to represent actual clients. Full-time faculty members provide a valuable and unique learning experience as they supervise students working on real cases. The six clinical programs offer experiences comparable to what a new attorney might face in the first few years of practice. Nebraska Law Clinic students have argued cases in front of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit, the U.S. Board of Immigration Appeals, the U.S. District Court in Nebraska, the Nebraska Supreme Court, the Nebraska Court of Appeals, as well as county and city courts.
Students interested in taking a clinic during their third year (summer, fall or spring semesters) must apply and register during the clinical selection process held in the spring.
The flexibility of Nebraska Law’s curriculum allows students to customize their education and focus on areas that matter most to them. Our academic programs in Space, Cyber, and Telecommunications Law, Law + Business and Law-Psychology provide students with opportunities beyond their coursework, offering a more immersive course of study. Students in these programs use the knowledge and skills they are developing to present at academic and industry conferences, to publish their research, and to compete in academic competitions.