The Center of Everything

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A Big City Feel with the Comforts of a Close-Knit Community

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A variety of housing options from modern apartment living to more traditional pet-friendly houses within walking distance or a short drive from campus. Housing costs are 17% lower than the national average according to

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Both Lincoln and Omaha (45-minutes away) offer an abundance of clerkships and other employment opportunities in state and city government, firms, public interest organizations, courts and business.

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Enjoy concert venues, live theatre, art galleries, sporting events, and restaurants featuring world cuisine, as well as plenty of nightlife activities. Lincoln also boasts 130 miles of biking and running trails plus places to golf, fish, and kayak. 

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Low cost of living + high quality of life provides the best experience. According to, the cost of living in Lincoln is 7% lower than the national average with housing, utilities, and groceries all below national average costs.

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Our tight-knit community allows for various interactions with alumni through mentoring and active connections. Connect with alumni and learn about various career paths through social and networking events, and luncheons.

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Family Friendly

Lincoln features a strong dynamic public school system, as well as the Lincoln Children’s Zoo, Lincoln Children’s Museum and many parks and kid-friendly entertainment areas.    

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Opportunities in Nebraska's State Capitol

Students have a front row seat to the lawmaking process

  • During legislative sessions, law students work with Nebraska state senators to propose new legislation, advocate for policy change, and testify in legislative hearings.
  • Law students routinely get summer and part time employment with such agencies as the Nebraska Attorney General’s Office, the Nebraska Department of Administrative Services, county attorney and public defender offices, as well as non-profits such as Legal Aid of Nebraska and the ACLU.
  • Externship opportunities allow students to earn credit while gaining practical experience working with judges and  government agencies like the Department of Health and Human Services, the Nebraska Department of Natural Resources, and the Nebraska Equal Opportunity Commission, among others.

“While at Nebraska Law, I have made it a priority to have as many practical experiences as I could, including working at the U.S. Attorney Office: District of Nebraska; Nebraska Attorney General’s Office; Center for Legal Immigration Assistance; U.S. District Court for the District of Nebraska; and the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California.”

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