The Admissions team:
Tracy L. Warren Assistant Dean for Admissions
Tracy Warren oversees the College's recruitment of students and all admissions activities. Prior to leading the Admissions Office, Tracy served as Associate Director of Career Services where she fostered the professional development of the student body while providing specialized career counseling designed to meet the needs of each student. Tracy earned her Bachelor's Degree in psychology and sociology from Northwest Missouri State in 2000. She obtained her J.D. from Nebraska Law in 2003, and she practiced for 3 years in the private sector and another 5 years with the Nebraska Attorney General's Office.
Melissa McCoy Director of Enrollment Strategy and Communications
Melissa McCoy is the Director of Enrollment Strategy and Communications for Nebraska Law’s admissions office. She creates communication campaigns designed to assist prospective students with the application process and to provide them with information about the College of Law. She writes print and digital content for the College of Law, including assisting with and contributing to The Transcript. Dr. McCoy actively recruits law students and 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 has also been an active participant on the Our Nebraska Committee since 2016 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 as Assistant Director of Admissions in 2015, Dr. McCoy spent nearly twelve years overseeing marketing and recruitment for adult and graduate programs at Nebraska Wesleyan University where she also taught courses in composition, communication, and literature. 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.
Ariana Lopez Assistant Director of Recruitment
Ariana Lopez is the Assistant Director of Recruitment for Nebraska Law’s admission office. Ari primarily assists with the recruitment of prospective students. She provides prospective students with valuable information about the process of applying for law school and the value of obtaining a J.D.
Ari earned her B.A. in Psychology from William Penn University in 2017. She continued her education at Nebraska Law, where she obtained her J.D. in May 2021. During her time at Nebraska Law, she was the President of the Multicultural Legal Society and worked with admissions to increase diversity at the law school.
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.