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Rural Law Opportunities Program

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. The RLOP application is open now through Dec. 1.


Participants in the program receive their bachelor’s degrees at WSC and are then guaranteed admittance into the Nebraska College of Law. If selected to participate, students in the WSC RLOP program will receive the following contingent upon maintaining the conditions of the program:

  • Full tuition Wayne State College scholarship
  • Guaranteed admission to Nebraska College of Law
  • Those not selected for the program will be considered for other scholarships.

More about RLOP


To be considered for RLOP, students must meet the following criteria:

  • Be a rural Nebraska resident (students from the following cities and towns are not considered rural and therefore not eligible to apply to RLOP: Omaha, Ralston, Boys Town, Elkhorn, Lincoln, Bellevue, Papillion, La Vista, Chalco, and Offutt Air Force Base).
  • Have applied and been accepted to Wayne State College. Apply now
  • Demonstrate strong academic potential.
  • All materials must be sent to and received by WSC no later than Dec. 1 for application consideration for the following academic year

More details on selection and program continuance

“Nebraska Law is excited to partner with Wayne State with the Rural Law Opportunities Program. We think the program will expand opportunities for rural Nebraskans to receive a strong undergraduate and legal education. We also expect the RLOP will create a steady flow of lawyers returning to Greater Nebraska to help satisfy a growing demand for legal services in rural parts of the state.”


Dr. Richard Moberly

Nebraska College of Law


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