NU College Law ranked top "best-value" law school in the U.S. - News, Weather and Sports for Lincoln, NE; KLKNTV.com

NU College Law ranked top "best-value" law school in the U.S.

Posted: Updated:

Posted by: Marlenia Thornton

mthornton@klkntv.com

The University of  Nebraska College of Law has earned another honor.

It's been ranked the top "best–value" law school in the U.S.  by the National Jurist, which is a respected law publication.

A title the college has received twice in a row.

Megan Heinzinger is a first year student from Chicago.

She said the college's ranking was one of the main reasons why she came to Nebraska.

Heinzinger said law school is a big investment, so cost played a large factor in her decision.

"This was really the best choice if I wanted an outstanding legal education and didn't want to get into too much debt in the process,” NU College of Law Student Megan Heinzinger said.

The university said the ranking criteria come from more than just cost.

It also looks at things like students' post–graduate success including job placement and passing the bar.

For example, the class of 2016 had a 94 percent bar passage rate.

The class of 2015?

 88 percent of graduates had jobs using their degrees.

"I think it just speaks volumes to the quality of education we are providing to our students and we're doing it at an affordable price that allows them to do all sorts of things after they graduate,” NU College of Law Assistant Dean of Admissions Tracy Warren said.

Many students said the college's sense of community also sold them.

Cody nickel is from Minnesota.

He said while was visiting, he liked the students and faculty.

"They really just made it feel like a place where everyone really cared about you getting the best of your education and not necessarily a cut throat environment either,” NU College of Law Student Cody Nickle said.

Nebraska Law was also ranked number 47 of 149 law schools by US News and World Report earlier this year.

It has climbed 32 spots in those annual rankings in the past four years.

  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • Camp sites are booked through Monday

    Branched Oak remains full for Memorial Day weekend

    Branched Oak remains full for Memorial Day weekend

    Branched Oak officials say hundreds of people are at the lake this weekend. From campers to boaters and many more, those at Branched Oak took advantage of Memorial day weekend this Sunday. AAA estimates that nearly 39.3 million will travel this holiday weekend, and that includes trips to lakes and nearby destinations. Terri Huston a camper at the lake said, "It's just really nice to see the water and the green trees out here. And actually this weekend, the campers have all bee...

    More >>

    Branched Oak officials say hundreds of people are at the lake this weekend. From campers to boaters and many more, those at Branched Oak took advantage of Memorial day weekend this Sunday. AAA estimates that nearly 39.3 million will travel this holiday weekend, and that includes trips to lakes and nearby destinations. Terri Huston a camper at the lake said, "It's just really nice to see the water and the green trees out here. And actually this weekend, the campers have all bee...

    More >>
  • Overturned fuel tanker closes Saltillo Road

    Overturned fuel tanker closes Saltillo Road

    Overturned fuel tanker closes Saltillo Road

    Highway 77 is shut down near Saltillo Road due to an overturned fuel tanker leaking gasoline. 

    More >>

    Saltillo Road is shut down near Highway 77 due to an overturned fuel tanker leaking gasoline. 

    More >>
  • Parts of the law will go into effect in 2019

    New Nebraska Law aims to keep poor people out of jail.

    New Nebraska Law aims to keep poor people out of jail.

    LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) _ Advocates for low-income Nebraska residents hope a new law will help keep poor people who committed minor offenses from wasting time in jail.
            A law passed this month will require judges to consider a person's financial status before assigning fines or setting bail. 
          

    More >>

    LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) _ Advocates for low-income Nebraska residents hope a new law will help keep poor people who committed minor offenses from wasting time in jail.
            A law passed this month will require judges to consider a person's financial status before assigning fines or setting bail. 
          

    More >>
Powered by Frankly
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2017 KLKN. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, and Terms of Service, and Ad Choices.