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University of Nebraska Law School

Rank 78 (USNWR 2022)
158
Median LSAT
3.64
Median GPA
62.6%
Acceptance rate

Also known as

  • University of Nebraska Law School
  • University of Nebraska
  • NEBRASKA, UNIVERSITY OF
  • UNL

University of Nebraska Law School is a law school located in Lincoln, Nebraska. The school was ranked 78 in 2022 by USNWR. Annual enrollment for University of Nebraska Law School is approximately 161.

Admissions website: https://law.unl.edu/apply/

Admissions email: lawadm@unl.edu

Admissions phone: 402.472.8333

Can I get into University of Nebraska Law School with aGPA andLSAT?

University of Nebraska Law School Key Statistics

Previous year ABA 509 data
Percentiles 25 50 75
LSAT 155 158 161
GPA 3.38 3.64 3.95
Miscellaneous Count Percentile
# Applications 797 25
# Admissions offers 499 -
Class size 161 39
% Accepted 62.6% 6
% Yield 31.7% 52

During the 2022 application cycle, 797 people applied and 499 were offered admission.

University of Nebraska has a 1L class size of 161, and yield of 31.66%. 158 out of 499 applicants who were offered admission accepted, meaning that 31.66% of the people who were offered admission ended up attending the school.

The 1L class at University of Nebraska has a median LSAT of 158. The 25th percentile LSAT is 155 and the 75th percentile LSAT is 161.

The median GPA is 3.64. The 25th percentile GPA is 3.38 and the 75th percentile GPA is 3.95.

University of Nebraska Law School LSAT & GPA graph for 2021-2022

LSD has stats for 104 applicants for the 2021-2022 application cycle.

The graphs show applicant results plotted against GPA and LSAT. The dotted lines on the graphs represent the 25/50/75th percentiles reported by the school in their ABA 509 report from the previous year.

Each data point represents an LSD user that shared their application results for the benefit of future applicants.

Click on a data point to see that user's profile.

25th, 50th, 75th refer to percentiles from last year's admitted class

How much does University of Nebraska Law School cost per year?

$0.00
Tuition
$19,126.00
CoA
74.50%
Grads with debt
$72,008.00
Average debt
$60,000.00
Salary, 25th %
$70,000.00
Salary
$60,000.00
PI Salary
67.20%
Employment rate
92.70%
Bar pass rate

Cost of attending University of Nebraska Law School

In 2022, tuition was $0 and the annual cost of attending was $19,126 (tuition plus living expenses).

Cost of Attendance (CoA) is the estimated total amount you will have to spend every year to go to school. Unlike tuition, CoA includes expenses like rent, food, and insurance.

University of Nebraska Law School employment outcomes

JD graduates from University of Nebraska make $70,000 (median) upon graduation if they work in the private sector. If they go into the private sector, a grad can expect to make $60,000.

55.3% of law graduates from University of Nebraska go directly to work for law firms, while 6.1% clerk for a judge. 12.3% of graduates go into public interest.

92.7% of University of Nebraska graduates pass the bar on their first try.

Some interesting facts about University of Nebraska Law School

Founded in 1891, the University of Nebraska College of Law offers an excellent legal education at a reasonable cost. Large enough to offer a diverse curriculum, yet small enough to ensure that students are not lost in the crowd, Nebraska Law is a charter member of the AALS and is accredited by the ABA. It is located on the University of Nebraska Lincoln’s East Campus in the state’s capital, Lincoln. The capital city has a population of approximately 260,000 and offers a vibrant array of opportunities.

Curriculum

Nebraska Law’s academic year runs from late August to early May. Orientation before the beginning of the fall semester introduces first-year students to the college. Each incoming student is assigned a faculty advisor who can answer questions about law school, course selections, and career goals. The first-year curriculum is 18 credit hours the first semester and 15 credit hours the second semester. It includes international law, civil procedure, contracts, criminal law, legal writing, property, and torts. Courses in the second and third years are elective, with the exception of required courses in constitutional law and professional responsibility, a research seminar, and 6 credit hours of professional skills coursework. The curriculum encompasses a broad range of subjects, and offers particular depth in the areas of litigation; alternative dispute resolution; taxation; environmental law; employment; international law; space, cyber, and telecommunications; and corporate and commercial law. Students who wish to focus on a particular area of the law may pursue a program of concentrated study in litigation skills, IP, business transactions, or solo/small-firm practice. Students may also develop an individualized program of concentrated study in areas of law that are of particular interest.

The College of Law provides an Academic Resource Program for first-year students to assist them in developing and improving fundamental skills such as note taking, briefing cases, legal analysis, outlining, and writing examinations. The program provides weekly skills classes as well as individual academic counseling and a series of lectures.

Although completing the requirements for a JD degree normally takes three academic years (six semesters), it is possible to graduate in two and a half years by attending summer school. The college does accept part-time students but does not have a night program. Students receiving the JD degree are qualified to practice in any state upon passage of that state’s bar examination.

Successful lawyers use a wide array of skills—from analytical thinking to networking to writing. Nebraska Law’s core curriculum is designed to teach you many of these skills through doctrinal, clinical, and other skills-focused courses. Nebraska Law’s Build Your Character (BYC) program is designed to help you continue to build these skills through your participation in various opportunities available outside the classroom. Whether you choose to take advantage of our externship program, lead a student organization, participate in a competition, or attend a lecture, these opportunities complement what is taught in the classroom and allow you to enhance your strengths and build the skills you need to become a complete lawyer. Students identify potential growth areas and set goals, then use the BYC tags when considering whether to take advantage of an opportunity presented.

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