The Rural Law Opportunities Program (RLOP) is a dynamic partnership between Wayne State College and the University of Nebraska College of Law designed to recruit students from rural areas and train them to become lawyers that will return and practice in their communities. Similar to the Rural Health Opportunities Program (RHOP), RLOP aims to ensure rural areas of Nebraska have access to legal representation while encouraging students from those areas to pursue legal studies in order to return to their communities to meet the demand for attorneys.
Participants in the program receive their bachelor’s degrees at WSC and are then automatically admitted into the Nebraska College of Law. If selected to participate, students in the WSC RLOP program will receive the following benefits contingent upon maintaining the conditions of the program:
- Full tuition scholarship at Wayne State College (Full tuition is for WSC only. It does not carry over to law school. However, RLOP students will be considered for scholarship upon admission to Nebraska Law.)
- Presumptive admission to Nebraska College of Law
Those not selected for the program will be considered for other scholarships.