University of Nebraska Law School

Rank 82 (USNWR 2024)
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 82 in 2024 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

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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 2024 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 154 and the 75th percentile LSAT is 160.

The median GPA is 3.75. The 25th percentile GPA is 3.47 and the 75th percentile GPA is 3.94.

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 2024, 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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So did ppl accepted have their apps go “UR” on the status checker? Because I applied 09/05 and my application simply says “we have your application” updated 10/22
11/10/23: Mine still says reports generated. No UR note. Applied 10/24.
Sorry, should note last status update was 10/30.
I feel like they threw my app in a drawer somewhere, I'm the skeleton on the park bench waiting for Nebraska
Sent an email today just to verify I was good to go and now my banner says the app is under review lol not sure if that's pure coincidence or if I really was in a drawer somewhere and the email nudged my app into review
@wealthofnations: mine updated to that too today but i didnt send an email and sent it in last month. Im thinking we will see some decisions next week
They actually told me that I raised an issue in there system - apparently they swapped over to a new system a some apps that were under review just weren't showing as such
Interesting! Good thing you sent the email. Maybe mine was caught up in the system too
I reached out today (12/2), curious to see if anything changes. Not really in a rush to receive more R's or WL's though, lol.
@BeneficialBetterYogurt: does yours show the “in review” banner?
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Lol believe it or not, it didn't a few hours ago when I sent the email. NOW it shows it. No response, but the banner is there now. Earlier today it was just the marketing emails note.
Got my decision today. Nebraska is the goat for these generous scholly offers - really takes the weight off for the rest of the cycle
@wealthofnations: congrats on your A! Approximately what time of day was the decision made, and how did they notify you?
Appreciate you! Got a call at around 5:30 est. Missed the call but received all of the details in the voicemail. Said email to follow.
Congrats everyone! Just got mine yesterday as well, the full scholarship is amazing. Seems like a very generous school
Thinking about emailing if there is no decision before the holidays. If there really was a issue with the system, I feel like sending out an email sooner rather than later could be good. @wealthofnations what exactly did you email them?
@PhysicalDefectiveMillipede: It would seem as though after I sent that email that they adjusted their systems internally (I saw someone else note that their status portal adjusted around that same time). I basically just inquired and said, "hey I'm sorry to even do this, sorry for being a neurotic applicant blah blah blah, but I went complete in September and have seen some other people go UR - just wanted to make sure I didn't muck anything up and am good to go"
Applied at the end of Jan with a 3.38 and 159. Hoping for the best!
@AbandonedMaterialHummingbird: good luck!!
I heart really wants to go to Nebraska - but my nKJD, old man mind really doesn't want to move 20 hours across the country
My heart*
@wealthofnations: Where are you from? Born and raised in the Lincoln area but live in Chicago now. Have heard nothing but good things about the Nebraska faculty and the environment there. Seems to be one of the better schools in the middle-of-the-pack range.
Haven't applied anywhere else at this point. Just thought I would take a stab in the dark as they seem to be pretty generous and friendly to late-ish applicants.
@AbandonedMaterialHummingbird: I'm from the east coast, currently living in VA. I totally agree though, the school has good vibes all around. If I were a tad younger I would absolutely be going there - but I'm getting older (just turned 30) and my entire family lives on the east coast. I've actually moved across the country several times over the past decade too since undergrad haha so not sure I can stomach it again
Rooting for ya though! It's absolutely a great place to end up and like you said, they are extremely generous with scholarship money.
UNL fam, if anyone is knows their headed to Nebraska in Fall, or to ASD on April 5th, hmm. I'd love to connect and meet you!
they're* of course
# is (402) 770-8359
Fun fact, I applied 10/23/2023, and today it is 4/18/2024, and I still do not have a decision.
Any waitlist movement predictions??
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