University of Nebraska--Lincoln

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PO Box 830902
Lincoln, NE 68583

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The College of Law at University of Nebraska--Lincoln has an application deadline of March 1. The full-time program application fee at the College of Law at University of Nebraska--Lincoln is $50. The part-time program application fee at the College of Law at University of Nebraska--Lincoln is $50. Its tuition is full-time: $14,441 per year (in-state) and full-time: $31,955 per year (out-of-state). The student-faculty ratio is 11.2:1. The College of Law at University of Nebraska--Lincoln has 50 full- and part-time faculty on staff.

At the University of Nebraska—Lincoln College of Law, students can opt to concentrate their legal studies in one of a number of areas, from space and telecommunications law to issues facing solo and small law firms. They can also choose from a variety of joint degree options if they’d like to earn two degrees at once, including the Law/Psychology program, which awards a J.D. and either a master’s degree or Ph.D. in psychology through the University of Nebraska—Lincoln psychology department, and the J.D./M.B.A. degree offered in conjunction with the University of Nebraska—Lincoln College of Business Administration.

Students can get hands-on legal training in the College of Law clinics, which deal with issues surrounding immigration, criminal prosecution, and more. Students may also consider getting involved in a variety of student organizations at the University of Nebraska College of Law, including the Nebraska Family Law Organization and the American Constitution Society, and may have opportunities to participate on legal journals, including the Nebraska Law Review.

For an international experience, law students can partake in a six-week course program at Cambridge University. Along with the University of Nebraska, the University of Tennessee College of Law, the University of Mississippi School of Law, and the University of Arkansas School of Law are involved in the study abroad effort.

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Year founded 1891
Public/private Public
Law school designation Regional


Application deadline March 1
Full-time program application fee $50
Part-time program application fee $50
Admissions phone (402) 472-8333
Admissions email


Full- and part-time faculty 50
Student-faculty ratio 11.2:1
Total faculty 63

Student Body

Enrollment (full-time) 378
Gender distribution (full-time)
Gender distribution (full-time)
J.D. candidates graduating in 2012-2013 124


Tuition and fees

full-time: $14,441 per year (in-state)
full-time: $31,955 per year (out-of-state)

Room and board $9,446


Employed at graduation2 43.8%
Median private sector starting salary $55,000
Median public service starting salary $44,713


Total volumes and volume equivalents 443,883

* Law School Overview details based on 2013 data

2. Represents the percentage of all 2012 graduates who had a full-time job lasting at least a year for which bar passage was required or a J.D. degree was an advantage. These employment rates are part of the data on placement success used to determine a school’s ranking.

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