Why Choose Nebraska Law

Beyond The Rankings

Degree Programs Apply

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We are committed to developing leaders, solving problems and advancing justice. Our personalized approach focuses on your unique strengths, helping you understand yourself and others as you connect with our supportive community and work to identify and resolve issues faced by clients, organizations, and society.

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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

Your Legal Education Belongs To You

We focus on you, the student. Our faculty and staff help you develop a program that is unique and specialized to your interests and passions. We will guide you as you strive to reach your goals.

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A Flexible Curriculum

More than half of the credits needed to graduate are electives, so students can chart their own paths through customized curriculum choices.

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A Supportive Community

This is a community, not just a law school. We all work together and share a common respect for each other and the practice of law.

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Location, Location, Location

The capital city of Lincoln gives opportunities to work with nonprofits, all levels of government, and law firms of various sizes. Parking on East Campus is convenient, too!

“I'd rather be a standout at a quality law school like Nebraska than just one of the crowd at a bigger school.”

Sarah B.
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Expand Your Opportunities

You'll receive a high-quality, Big Ten legal education at a competitive price—a combination that will give you greater choice and flexibility after graduation.

  • Be part of an innovative and interdisciplinary education in a personalized environment.
  • Work one-on-one with outstanding professors in a wide array of practice areas.
  • Gain global understanding and insights. Nebraska Law is the only law school in the Big ten to require an International Law class in the first year.

“I knew I would have a good chance of landing paid summer work between my 1L and 2L years, which is not the norm at other schools.”

David S.
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Gain Valuable Experience

Your development as a leader doesn't stop when you exit the classroom. Co-curricular experiences are crucial to your education.

  • Work on real cases under a professor's guidance in one of our five legal clinics in your third year.
  • Strengthen your leadership skills through participation in student organizations, competition teams, Nebraska Moot Court, the Nebraska Law Review, plus much more.
  • Learn from alumni mentors and connect with legal professionals at conferences, events, and through networking opportunities.

“Pro bono work assured me law school was the place I should be...and helped me learn legal skills and begin building a reputation in the legal community.”

Shannon S.