UNL Law School

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln College of Law is a law school in Lincoln, Nebraska affiliated with the University of Nebraska?Lincoln. It was founded in 1888 and became part of UNL in 1891. In 1903, noted legal scholar and later Harvard Law School dean Roscoe Pound became dean of the college. It was one of the first law schools accredited by the American Bar Association and was one of the charter members of the Association of American Law Schools. Approximately 400 students are enrolled in the college. The current dean is Steve Willborn, J.D.

CONTACT INFORMATION

Contact Website (Website) http://www.law.unl.edu/
Admissions Dean (Admissions Dean) lawadm@unl.edu
Location (Location) Lincoln, NE
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Quick Facts

Founded : 1888
ABA Accredited : Yes
AALS Member : Yes

Rankings

US News Week : 57
Vault Top 25 : N/A
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Median LSAT : 156
Median GPA : 3.65
Acceptance Rate : 63%


UNL Law School Admissions

UNL Law School is considered a Somewhat Competitive law school, which accepts only 63% of its applicants. Comparatively, Nebraska is Significantly Lower than the average cost for law school.

  Applications Offers Matriculated
Class of 2020 545 339 (62.20%) 102 (18.7%)
  25% Median 75%
GPA 3.40 3.65 3.85
LSAT 152 156 158

Tuition And Financial AID

  In-State Resident Non-Resident
Full Time $14,721 $33,415
Part Time N/A N/A
Living Expenses  
Living on-campus: $16,776
Living off-campus: $15,538
Living at home: $8,462

Important Dates

Early Decision 1 : N/A
Early Decision 2 : N/A
Regular Decision : N/A
Application Fee : $50

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UNL Law School Community

UNL Law School is considered to have a Favorable student to faculty ratio. The average class size for 1L sections is approximately Above Average compared to other law schools. Student diversity at Nebraska is Below Average.

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FACULTY STATISTICS

  • Full Time : 28
  • Part Time : 33

FACULTY

  • # Female Faculty : 20
  • # Minority Faculty : 3

RATIO

11.9 Students

1 Faculty

HOUSING OPTIONS

  • On Campus Housing : Yes
  • Graduate Housing : Yes
  • Law Specific Housing : No

UNL Law School Curriculum

The size of 1L sections affects the quality and consistency of teaching in law schools. Generally with smaller 1L section sizes, students receive more individualized attention. University of Nebraska Lincoln 1L section size is 5% smaller than law schools in Nebraska and 27% smaller than all PUBLIC law schools.

1L Section Size Comparison

UNL Law School: 104
Nebraska Average: 109
PUBLIC School Average: 132
  • Positions Available in Advanced Courses
  • Simulation Courses : 416
  • Faculty Supervised Clinics : 82
  • Students Involved in Advanced Activities
  • Field Placements : 62
  • Law Journals : 25
  • Moot Court/Mock Trials : 0

Attrition Rates

  • First Year : 11.0%
  • Second Year : 0.8%
  • Third Year : 0.0%
  • Fourth Year : 0.0%

UNL Law School Employment

Deciding to attend law school requires a large financial investment with the goal of securing employment upon graduation. The University of Nebraska Lincoln class of 2015 had an employment rate of 92% with 2% pursuing an additional degree.

Employment Comparison

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In 2015, 78.3%% of students reported their employment status 9-months after graduation.

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Type of Employment

  • Law Firms: 57.0%
  • Business: 15.0%
  • Government: 15.0%
  • Public Interest: 4.0%
  • Academia: 2.0%
  • Nebraska: 73%
  • Colorado: 4%
  • Iowa: 4%

Bar Passage Rates

  • Reporting: 78.3%
  • First Time Takers: 106
  • Average School: 90.4%
  • Average State: 76.7%
  • Pass Difference: 13.7%

Top Bar Jurisdiction

  • Nebraska : 76.7%
  • Passed : 75 of 83 (90.4%)
  • State Average : 76.7%
  • Difference : 13.7%