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Application materials should be sent to the College of Law through LSAC’s Credential Assembly Service. Other, non-application materials can be sent to our mailing address, or more information can be requested from our online form.

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Admissions Office
University of Nebraska College of Law
172 Ross McCollum Hall
P.O. Box 830902
Lincoln, NE 68583-0902
lawadmissions@unl.edu
(402)472-8333 / (800)742-8800
fax: (402)472-5185

The Admissions team:

Melissa McCoy

Melissa McCoy Assistant Dean for Admissions and Enrollment Operations

Melissa McCoy is Assistant Dean for Admissions and Enrollment Operations. She has been with the College of Law since 2015 and moved into the Assistant Dean role in 2022, managing the Admissions Office and overseeing recruiting, communications, and enrollment activities. Previously, she was the Director of Enrollment Strategy and Communications. In that role, she created communication campaigns designed to assist prospective students with the application process and to provide them with information about the College of Law. Dr. McCoy has a special interest in diversity recruitment. She works closely with the Underserved Law Opportunities Program (ULOP) and served on the Executive Vice Chancellor’s workgroup as part of the preparation for the work of the N150 Diversity and Inclusion Committee. Dr. McCoy is a member of the College of Law's Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee and served on the University’s Staff Diversity and Inclusion Advisory Council. She is the advisor for UNL’s Association of Future Black Lawyers.

Prior to joining Nebraska Law, Dr. McCoy spent nearly twelve years overseeing marketing and recruitment for adult and graduate programs and also taught courses in composition, communication, and literature at Nebraska Wesleyan University. She is a past president and former board member of NOVA Business and Professional Women and has served on the financial development committee of the YWCA of Lincoln.

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Rylee Knight

Rylee Knight Admissions Counselor

Rylee Knight is an Admissions Counselor for the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. She assists in the recruitment of prospective law students where she helps to provide information on all the benefits and opportunities that a legal education at the University of Nebraska can offer.

Rylee graduated with a B.S. in Business Management from Utah Valley University. She went on to graduate from the Center for the Advancement of Leadership receiving a two-year certification in leadership from Utah Valley University.

For 18 months, Rylee lived overseas in Russia and Kazakhstan learning Russian and worked for the U.S. Embassy in Moscow. Through her experiences abroad, Rylee has developed a passion for diversity and learning about other cultures. Additionally, Rylee spent two years in the private sector in management directing marketing and accounting. Prior to joining the College of Law, she worked for the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in the Undergraduate Office of Admissions as an Admissions Counselor. Rylee is passionate about the legal system and loves helping those who seek a legal education find their place at Nebraska's College of Law.

Miriam Marcus

Miriam Marcus Recruitment Specialist

Miriam graduated from the University of Nebraska-Omaha in May 2022 with a B.A. in Political Science and a B.S. in Sociology. She also minored in Human Rights Studies. Miriam will be attending law school in the future to become a human rights attorney and has a desire to focus on criminal justice reform and women’s rights, particularly concerning women in the Middle East.

After working as a legal assistant at an immigration law firm, she joined the College of Law in August 2022 as a Recruitment Specialist where she recruits students and promotes the benefits of receiving a legal education. She is a notary public, is a member of the Underserved Law Opportunities Program, and has also worked with the ACLU, the Malcolm X Foundation, and the League of Women Voters.

Rachel Smith

Rachel Smith Recruitment Specialist

Rachel is a graduate of the University of Nebraska – Kearney with a B.S. in Business Administration with emphasis in Marketing. She attended both UNO and UNK during her undergraduate years. At both universities, she enjoyed working in admissions as a student ambassador giving campus tours to prospective students and facilitating summer orientations.

At the College of Law, Rachel engages with prospective students in her role as Recruitment Specialist. This consists of meeting with students to educate them on the opportunities a legal education can provide for them at the University of Nebraska – Lincoln.

Chelsea Wilkinson

Chelsea Wilkinson Admissions Associate

lionel dalmeida

Lionel Dalmeida Student Recruiter

Lionel graduated from the University of Nebraska-Omaha in 2021 with a B.S in Business Administration with concentrations in Management and Marketing. Lionel is currently a 2L at the college of law with an interest in litigation. 
Lionel joined the admission because of his desire to help increase diversity in the field of law. As a 1L, Lionel sat on panels, gave students tours, as well as reach out to undergraduate students of color on the main campus to advise them on how they can successfully get into law school.
Jose Jaimes

Jose Jaimes Student Recruiter

Jose Jaimes is a Recruitment Specialist for the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. He assists in the recruitment of prospective law students where he helps to provide information on all the benefits and opportunities that a legal education at the University of Nebraska can offer.

Jose graduated with a B.A. in American Studies and a minor in Cinema and Television Arts from California State University Fullerton. Jose is currently in his second year at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln School of Law.