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There is no place like Nebraska, and there's no better law school to prepare you to be an inclusive leader. We offer a Big Ten legal education resulting in high bar passage and employment rates at a low tuition cost. Our faculty and staff will prepare you to reach your goals and impact your community.

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#36 – Top 50 Law Schools

Above the Law, 2019

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#5 – Lowest Debt

U.S. News and World Report, 2019

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#1 – Best Value Law School

National Jurist, 2015, 2016

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#6 – Highest Graduate Employment

American Lawyer 100 Rankings, 2019

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11th Highest Bar Passage Rate

2017 Ultimate Bar Passage

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Beyond The Rankings

  • Your Nebraska Law curriculum is flexible and allows you to customize your education to your interests and goals so you can solve the problems that matter to you and your community.
  • Fewer students provide more opportunities for you to receive personal attention. You’ll develop leadership skills by getting involved in student organizations, competition teams, and honorary memberships. Students thrive in our supportive and collaborative culture and have more chance to step into leadership roles.
  • Gain practical experience and prepare yourself for a lifetime of learning, service and ethical leadership. Work on real cases in one of our five legal clinics during your third year of law school. 

Why Choose Nebraska Law

Degree Programs

Our programs are flexible, unique and specialized.
We will guide you as you strive to reach your goals as a leader.

Just The Facts

2019 First-year class data

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Quality+Low Cost = Opportunity

Nebraska Law has the lowest in-state tuition of any top 100 law school and is consistently listed in National Jurist’s top ten as a Best Value Law School.

Federal financial aid as well as academic and opportunity scholarships are available to help support eligible students. The result is students who graduate with less student loan debt. 

According to Forbes, the Nebraska Law class of 2019 had the lowest median debt in the nation. Less debt allows greater opportunity to choose a position you want after graduation rather than feeling pressured to take the highest-paying job based in order to service your student loans.

Financial Information

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Life In Lincoln

Lincoln is #9 on Livability’s 2019 Top 100 Places to LiveWith 289,000 residents, Lincoln is big enough to offer lots of excitement and activity, but small enough to have a hometown feel. 

  • Buzzing arts and music scene
  • Bustling startups
  • Plenty of activities to kick your feet up, stay active or network
  • Growing Haymarket area with the world-class Pinnacle Bank Arena
  • Cornerstone of the booming Silicon Prairie
  • Housing costs 17% lower than the national average according to payscale.com
  • Home to the state’s capital giving students a front row seat to the lawmaking process

Life in Lincoln