University of Nebraska Law School

Rank 89 (USNWR 2023)
Median LSAT
Median GPA
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Also known as

  • University of Nebraska Law School
  • University of Nebraska
  • UNL

University of Nebraska Law School is a law school located in Lincoln, Nebraska. The school was ranked 89 in 2023 by USNWR. Annual enrollment for University of Nebraska Law School is approximately 147.

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 3.41 3.72 3.91
Miscellaneous Count Percentile
# Applications 763 23
# Admissions offers 465 -
Class size 147 37
% Accepted 60.9% 12
% Yield 31.0% 55

During the 2023 application cycle, 763 people applied and 465 were offered admission.

University of Nebraska has a 1L class size of 147, and yield of 30.97%. 144 out of 465 applicants who were offered admission accepted, meaning that 30.97% 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 3.72. The 25th percentile GPA is 3.41 and the 75th percentile GPA is 3.91.

University of Nebraska Law School LSAT & GPA graph for 2022-2023

LSD has stats for 120 applicants for the 2022-2023 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.

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

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

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Cost of attending University of Nebraska Law School

In 2023, tuition was $0 and the annual cost of attending was $19,610 (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

79.7% 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.


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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Any news from admissions? It looks like UNL has consistently had a wave this week
Just got accepted on Wednesday! Waiting to hear what my actual scholarship amount is since they said I am getting full tuition!
Did you have to fill an application out on their website as well as LSAC?
Has anyone received the CAS/App fee waiver from the school? Got an email and confirmed I got one on their website, but I still haven't received anything via email.
I did get their golden ticket or something that is the reason I applied lol
Looking back nebraska sometimes drops decisions on wednesdays this time of year
Hopefully we all hear something
My application has been under review since November...
Just dropping in to say that I got my A and scholarship offer via phone call last night around 6pm-ish. The admissions counselor said emails and snail mail packets are sent out the day after phone calls are made. In case you are refreshing your email every ten minutes too!
Same here!
I went under review only on thr 27th but with the wave of decisions maybe ill get lucky and hear today 🤞
Recieved my decision by phone call by the University with Scholly info
Happened today at the worst possible moment to get a phone call. Love it!
When did you apply?
Anyone else been under review since October ?
I have been under review since January
Do law schools usually call first? I applied to UNL and Creighton. It has been 4 weeks and no news.
Does anyone know if Nebraska negotiates scholarships? I'm going to email them soon, but I was curious if anyone has had any success
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