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If you would like to participate as a class reunion organizer, class rep to help raise support for the school, or volunteer to help at special events and functions contact Matthew Hemsley (801) 585-5500.
Almost half of our students rely on scholarships and financial aid. Many others take advantage of federal Perkins and Stafford loans and work-study opportunities. Scholarships are more important than ever in attracting and supporting talented students who might otherwise be unable to afford law school.
Our Leary, Downtown C.L.E, Rolapp, Clyde, and legal theory scholars, distinguished jurist-in-residence, and other public outreach programs provide an exceptional educational service to the community and give our students exposure to presentations on some of the nation’s most pressing legal issues by some of its most outstanding legal minds.
Schools of first rank have two things in common: outstanding students and faculty. Faculty recruiting efforts in the past few years have been among the most successful in our history, but additional budget cuts loom at the state level. We will not be able to continue hiring and retaining the country’s finest legal scholars without sustained growth in our financial base.
In partnership with practicing attorneys in the community, the Pro Bono Initiative, now in its third year, actively encourages students and supervising attorneys to put their legal expertise to work for people who need their help. Over 140 students and 70 firms and nonprofit organizations have participated in more than 200 projects ranging from the Utah State Bar’s “Dialogue on Freedom” to water conservation to the Rocky Mountain Innocence Project.
The S.J. Quinney Law Library has 332,000 volumes and 4,800 journal subscriptions. It is a federal depository for selected U.S. government documents. Legal databases are accessed by well over 1,900 people annually. Each student has an individual study carrel; 400 are wired for or have wireless access to the law school’s computer network. Internet and Web services are available to all students.