Nancy Dickhute
Nancy Lawler Dickhute
Professor Emerita

While attending Creighton University School of Law, Professor Dickhute ranked third top oralist in the regional Jessup International Moot Court Competition, served on the Domestic Moot Court Board and as a representative to the Student Bar Association. She served as a law clerk to the Honorable Leslie Boslaugh and Chief Justice William Hastings, both of the Nebraska Supreme Court. Previously she was associated with the Omaha firms of Kutak Rock and Steier, Rogers and Pistillo. She previously taught in the Legal Assistants Program at Metropolitan Community College in Omaha, where she was awarded the Outstanding Teacher Award by Phi Theta Kappa, the national scholastic honor society for two-year colleges. She has been a guest lecturer for the Nebraska Association of Legal Assistants in the areas of recent changes in Nebraska bankruptcy practices and career researching and interviewing. She has conducted continuing education seminars for real estate agents and brokers in the area of foreclosures.

As the associate dean for professional development, Professor Dickhute placed second and third year law students in legal positions with not-for-profit entities to gain valuable legal experience, and worked with the Career Development Office creating educational programs to help students develop their job hunting  and networking strategies. Professor Dickhute retired in 2016 and was promoted to Emerita Professor of Law.

  • Jury Duty for the Blind in the Time of Reasonable Accommodations: The ADA’s Interface with a Litigant’s Right to a Fair Trial, 32 Creighton L. Rev. 849 (1999).
  • The Writer’s Block, Neb. Law., Nov. 2000, at 15, reprinted in Facts & Findings, Feb. 2002.
  • Less Is More, Neb. Law., Jan. 2001, at 20.
  • Writing Better Sentences, Neb. Law., Apr. 2001, at 22.
  • The Verb’s the Word, Neb. Law., July 2001, at 24.
  • Purging Our Prose of Pronoun Problems, Neb. Law., Oct. 2001, at 31.
  • A Baker’s Dozen and then Some: Tips for Successful Legal Writing, Neb. Law., Jan. 2002, at 29.
  • From Love Letters to Contracts, Punctuation Matters, Neb. Law., June 2002, at 32.
  • Just the Facts Ma’am, Neb. Law., Jan. 2003, at 14.
  • “May It Please the Court…”: A Year of Excellence in Skills Competitions at Creighton, Creighton Law. Mag., Summer 2003, at 10.
  • Playing by the Rules: Dealing Effectively with Adverse Authority in Writing a Brief, Neb. Law., Sept. 2003, at 33.
  • “Hey, Tell Me; What’s Going on with My Case?,” Neb. Law., Mar. 2004, at 26.