Eligibility and Transfer of Credits
The College of Law considers applications from students who wish to transfer from other law schools. Students must have completed at least one year, but less than two years, of law school and be eligible to re-enroll in the school from which they propose to transfer. Transfer students are typically given credit for classes taken at the previous law school in which the student earned a grade of “C” or better. However, grades received in these courses will not be computed as part of the student's law school grade point average for purposes of determining class standing, graduation with distinction, or eligibility for Order of the Coif. No credit is given for courses taken Pass/Fail at the previous law school. Transfer students who did not take at their previous school any course, or its equivalent, required by the College of Law shall take and pass the course or its equivalent at the College of Law.
Transfer Student Application Requirements
A completed application to the University of Nebraska College of Law will include:
- Completed Application for Admission (Online Recommended)
- Credential Assembly Service Law School Report (formerly LSDAS)
- Transcripts from all Postsecondary Institutions including Law School
- Letter of good standing from the Dean of the Law School Applicant is Currently Attending
- Course Descriptions from Current Law School
- $50.00 Application Fee
- Online Applications will be certified using an electronic signature.
Credential Assembly Service Law School Report (formerly LSDAS)
Submit a copy of your Credential Assembly Service (CAS) Law School Report formerly the LSDAS report. You must request that an official copy be sent from the Law School Admission Services at http://www.lsac.org/.
Transcripts from all Postsecondary Institutions including Current/Prior Law School
Submit transcripts from all undergraduate and graduate college and/or university work to LSAC so they will be included on the CAS (formerly LSDAS) report.
Submit official transcripts from all law schools directly to the University of Nebraska College of Law. Transcripts should include grades received after one full year or more of law study. To expedite your application, a letter from the Dean of your current law school listing your grades for your last semester will substitute temporarily for a transcript showing these grades. An explanation of the grading system used at your current law school should accompany your transcript.
Letter from the Dean of the Law School Applicant is Currently Attending
Request that the Dean of your current law school provide a letter of good standing. The letter should be sent directly to the University of Nebraska College of Law's Admissions Office at P.O. Box 830902, Lincoln, NE 68583-0902.
- stating that you are in good standing at the end of at least one full year of study and eligible to continue at the law school should you so desire, and;
- indicating your class rank.
Course Descriptions from Current/Previous Law School
Submit the current catalog of your present law school or a copy of the descriptions of the courses, together with credit hours, which you seek to have considered for transfer credit. The course descriptions should be sent directly to the University of Nebraska College of Law's Admissions Office at P.O. Box 830902, Lincoln, NE 68583-0902.
$50.00 Application Fee
Online Applicants: The $50 fee may be paid online at the time of electronic application using a credit card.
In making admission decisions, the Admissions Committee attempts to identify as best it can those applicants who have the ability to compete successfully in a rigorous academic environment, to contribute to a diverse intellectual community, and to engage successfully in the career of their choice in an increasingly diverse society. Because these characteristics are not always captured by an applicant’s LSAT score or overall grade point average, the Committee considers any upward or downward trend in the applicant’s academic performance over time, the quality of the applicant’s undergraduate institution, the applicant’s major and activities, letters of recommendation, personal statement, educational or economic disadvantages the applicant has overcome to obtain an undergraduate education, status as the first generation in a family to graduate from college or university or attend law school, commitment of future service to underserved communities, and any other information other than race, sex, color, ethnicity, or national origin supplied by the applicant.
Neither the Committee nor the College seeks to obtain any particular number or percentage of diverse candidates, but they do seek a diverse mix of students to ensure that the College has a sufficient range of background and experience in its student body to permit a deep, broad, and vigorous intellectual environment. As this description indicates, the admissions process is flexible, no particular factor in itself determines admission or non-admission, and the Committee has sufficient discretion to consider each applicant individually on the basis of the entire file.