The School of Law is an integral part of Creighton University, providing professional legal education within the framework of a Jesuit University committed to a comprehensive and value-centered education. The School offers a curriculum designed to produce ethical lawyers who will zealously and competently represent clients within the bounds of law and, at the same time, recognize their duty to improve society.
The Law School seeks to attract a talented and diverse student body, to offer the opportunity for a legal education to a wide range of individuals dedicated to service in the law. Students are prepared for practice in the traditional law firm structure as well as in the many other settings where a legal education can play an important role.
The interests and talents of the Law School faculty are varied, but all faculty members are committed to excellence in teaching, research and community service. The curriculum presents theory and practice, historical context and modern interpretation, case study and problem solving. The faculty is committed to continuous review of course offerings to ensure an array of classes and techniques which examine the ever-changing nature of legal practice. Large classes, seminars and advocacy skills workshops are all offered. Research is encouraged to augment classroom instruction and to facilitate a clearer understanding of complex legal problems among scholars and practitioners.
Creighton’s Law faculty is particularly sensitive to the need to serve the Bar, the judiciary and the public, since the Law School is the only law school in Omaha, an urban area with a population of more than half a million people. To that end, the Law School has traditionally offered continuing legal education programs and has recruited many local attorneys as adjunct faculty.
Our mission, then, is to provide the men and women of our student body intellectual challenge, academic rigor and an opportunity to develop a foundation of moral values for lifelong service in the law, to offer an environment to our faculty which encourages personal growth and scholarly achievement and to continue our long-established tradition of service to the Bar and citizens of the community.