The Kearney Law Opportunities Program (KLOP) is a partnership between the University of Nebraska at Kearney 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 KLOP application is open now through November 15, 2021.



Participants receive their bachelor’s degrees at UNK and are then guaranteed admittance, provided minimum requirements are met, to the Nebraska College of Law at UNL. Students selected for KLOP will receive a full tuition scholarship to UNK for up to 120 credit hours. 


If you have questions about the Kearney Law Opportunities Program, please contact:
Dr. Chuck Rowling
Phone: 308/865-8171


To be considered for the KLOP, eligible applicants must meet the following criteria: 

  • A rural Nebraska resident (students from the follow cities and towns are not considered rural and therefore are not eligible:  Omaha, Ralston, Boys Town, Elkhorn, Lincoln, Bellevue, Papillion, LaVista, Chalco, Offutt Air Force Base). 
  • Applied and Admitted to the University of Nebraska at Kearney
  • Minimum high school cumulative GPA of 3.5.
  • ACT score of 27 or above
  • Demonstrated strong academic achievement as reflected in the high school transcript.

How to Apply

Applications for KLOP are due November 15, 2021. You will be required to set up a user name and password to complete the electronic application. Additionally, you will be asked to provide the names and email addresses of two individuals who can provide a letter of reference.

Joseph Hiatt

"I have no reservations about my ability to SUCCEED IN LAW SCHOOL due to the quality of my education at UNK. The KLOP and Pre-Law community is a driven population with an atmosphere that fosters growth, ultimately preparing students for law school."

Joseph Hiatt

Political Science/Business Administration