J.D. Program of Concentrated Study

About the Program

Juris Doctor (J.D.) students benefit from our expansive space, cyber, and telecommunications law curriculum and may design a program of study in this field. Completing a program with a concentration in one of our specializations requires no separate application. After admission to Nebraska Law, and completion of the first-year curriculum, a J.D. student must take a minimum of 15 credit hours of approved curriculum in the subject area and formally declare their concentration with the registrar. Students receive an additional certificate indicating their concentration at graduation. There is no extra cost for a concentration.


  • Individualized Program of Concentrated Study (IPCS) must be developed by the student in cooperation with a faculty member qualified in the concentration. It is also advised students meet with the program Executive Director.
  • To complete a program, 15 credit hours must be taken in at least five upper-level courses and approved by a faculty member as relevant to the concentration.
  • IPCS must be declared before a student begins his or her third year of study.

Students are suggested to meet with the faculty they hope to work with and the program Executive Director to discuss their goals and plans for the certificate program. Forms to complete the program registration are available in the Dean's Office or on the Individualized Program of Study page.

Application Process

Apply by creating an account on the Law School Admission Council website and selecting the application for the correct Nebraska Law program. You must apply via LSAC, the law college may not accept materials via email.

Application Requirements: We require a personal statement, all undergraduate and law college transcripts, the LSAC application questionnaire, a minimum of 2 and a maximum of 3 letters of recommendation, and a resume.

International Applicants: TOEFL score of 100 (on the internet-based test) is required by foreign applicants from non-English speaking countries. We may also consider an IETLS score of 7 or above.

Deadlines: We accept applications at all times, but require an August semester start time for the full-time program. International students, please note while sometimes it may be possible, we can never guarantee a fall semester start date for applications received after March 31.

Students From Outside the United States

The College of Law welcomes applications to its programs from students who are citizens of countries other than the United States. A foreign law degree is required of foreign applicants. A TOEFL score of 100 (on the internet based test) is required by foreign applicants. We may also consider an IETLS score of 7 or above.

Please note, the Space, Cyber, and Telecommunications LL.M. program is not designed to teach foreign attorneys U.S. Law, but to allow experts in these areas to further their expertise. The University of Nebraska College of Law has a Master of Laws (LL.M.) program for foreign attorneys interested in studying U.S. Law.

Foreign applicants (and domestic) must apply online and use the LSAC credential assembly service.

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Contact Us with Questions

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For questions about our research, conferences, programs, and courses please contact our Associate Director, Lauren Bydalek.

For questions about the application process and eligibility, please contact the law college admissions office.
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