Law School Profile

Law School Profile

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S.J. Quinney College of Law

  • Founded in 1913
  • Approved by the Council of the Section of Legal Education and Admission to the Bar of the American Bar Association, 321 N. Clark Street, 21st Floor, Chicago, IL 60654. (312) 988-6738.
  • Member, Association of American Law Schools
  • ABA Standard 509: Consumer Information
  • J.D. and L.L.M. degree programs
  • Global J.D. program for foreign lawyers
  • Dual Degree Programs: JD/MBA, JD/MPA, JD/MPP, JD/MSW, and Parallel Degrees

S.J. Quinney College of Law Student Body

  • Total enrollment: 283
  • 89 colleges & universities represented
  • With prior graduate degree(s): 12%
  • Graduate degrees in 26 different disciplines
  • Fluent in a foreign language: 49%
  • Top 5 foreign languages: Spanish, French, German, Portuguese, and Arabic
  • Average age: 28; Age range: 20-54

Faculty

  • Full-time: 45
    • Women: 38%
    • Minority: 18%
  • Student to faculty ratio: 6:1
  • Adjunct and part-time clinical: 50

Class of 2021

  • Total enrollment: 99
    • Women: 40%
    • Minority students: 25%
    • 20% out-of-state
  • LSAT median: 159
  • 25th-75th percentile range: 157-161
  • GPA median: 3.55
  • 25th-75th percentile range: 3.32-3.72

2018-2019 Tuition and Fees for First Year Students

  • Resident: $28,354 plus $500 first-year orientation fee
  • Nonresident: $37,011 plus $500 first-year orientation fee

2018-2019 First Year Cost of Attendance

  • Resident, off-campus: $48,372*
  • Nonresident, off-campus: $57,029*

*Includes tuition, room and board, books, laptop computer, travel, and miscellaneous needs. View a breakdown of the Cost of Attendance budget »

Financial Aid

  • Average debt: $79,813 (Class of 2017)
  • Federal Perkins loans
  • Federal subsidized and unsubsidized Stafford loans
  • Federal graduate student PLUS loans
  • Work-study employment opportunities
  • Jefferson B. and Rita E. Fordham Loan Repayment Assistance Program

Scholarship & Fellowship Estimates 2017-2018

  • Scholarship Retention Information (ABA Standard 509)
  • Total scholarship awards: $3,020,500
  • Students receiving annual merit or need-based scholarships: 66%
  • Need based scholarships awarded: 62
    • Range: $500-$3,500
    • Average award: $1,700
  • Merit scholarships awarded: 172
    • Range: $250-$60,289
    • Average award: $15,800

Employment Information for the Classes of 2011-15 »

Employment Class of 2016

  • 117 graduates, 117 reporting employment status
  • 96% employment rate 10 months after graduation
  • 91% full-time
  • 4% part-time
  • 91% full-time J.D. required or advantage
  • 3% seeking
  • 1% not seeking

Employed By Type Class of 2016

  • 13.4% business
  • 60% law firm
  • 11.6% government
  • 4.5% public interest
  • 8.9% judicial clerkships
  • Median salary $70,000
  • 25%-75% salary range $58,000-$108,000

Utah Bar Passage Rate (first time test takers)

  • 87% – 2017
  • 82% – 2016
  • 81% – 2015
  • 91% – 2014
  • 87% – 2013
  • 82% – 2012
  • 90% – 2011

Co-Educational Opportunities

  • Certificate Programs: Business Law, Criminal Law, Environmental Law, Intellectual Property, International Law, Litigation and Dispute Resolution, and Public Interest Law and Policy
  • Student Publication: Utah Law Review
  • Competition Programs: Moot Court, Trail Advocacy, Negotiations, Arbitration, and Writing Competition
Degree Programs
  • Juris Doctor (J.D.)
  • Global J.D.: Program for foreign-trained lawyers

Dual Degree Programs: MPA, MPP, MBA, MSW, MRED and MCMP

Master of Laws (LL.M): Environmental and Natural Resources Law
Master of Legal Studies (MLS)