Jeremy Neilson

Jeremy Neilson Class of 2016 - Holdrege, Nebraska

"Nebraska Law offers a diverse range of classes which allows you to design a curriculum which suits your career goals whether they rest in a court room or a board room, a rural town or a global hub."

My Experience

Academic Concentration

Joint JD/MBA Degree

Intellectual Property

Student Organizations

Student Intellectual Property Law Association – President

Nebraska Entertainment and Sports Law Association

Federalist Society

Practical Experience

Entrepreneurship Legal Clinic – Student Attorney

Marsh, Fischmann & Breyfogle LLP – Intellectual Property Summer Associate

Kiewit Corporation – Law Clerk

"I am in the JD/MBA program and have found several benefits as compared to earning each degree independently. The subject matter of my business courses frequently overlaps with that of my law courses. Encountering this material from different perspectives contemporaneously has really helped me develop a robust understanding. Another benefit is that joint-degree programs offer cross-listed courses which count for credit at both Colleges. Although it has required a lot of time and effort, graduating from the University with both degrees after just 3 years has definitely been a worthwhile challenge."
Jeremy Neilson
"My experiences at Nebraska Law enabled me to secure the career I wanted with an Intellectual Property firm in a major market. The best part was that I didn't have to search for the job, they came here. Knowing they would find qualified candidates with a strong Midwestern work ethic, the firm reached out to the Career Development Office at Nebraska Law seeking to fill Summer Associate positions. During my summer, I gained valuable experience developing patents for companies like Oracle Corporation and The Walt Disney Company. The opportunity allowed me to prove myself to the company and secure a full-time Associate position upon graduation."
"Within the first two weeks in the clinic, I was sitting face to face with real clients developing an insight into each startup business so that I could best represent their interests. I will work with my clients to form a corporate entity, file a trademark, and draft contracts. Perhaps more importantly, the clinic has opened doors for me to attend events and meet the "who's who" of Nebraska business. I've been able to shake hands with CEOs from both startups and Fortune 500 companies as well as Governors and Congressmen. The opportunities to build a top-tier business network abound."
Entrepreneurship Clinic
"As President of the Student Intellectual Property Law Association, my team was first tasked with coordinating with the College to develop an operating budget. Through university funding and generous donations from alumni, each student organization is able to secure significant funding to bring in national speakers, travel to out-of-state conferences, and provide food to our members at our meetings. The students at Nebraska Law are able to choose the speakers and events that they want to host so that they can shape their own experience and develop the professional network they see as most valuable."