Overview

Applicants
661
Acceptance Rate
48%
Median Undergrad GPA
3.59
Accepted Applicants Who Attend
91

Test Scores

LSAT
25th-75th percentile
(enrolled students)
155 - 160

Deadlines

Application Deadlines
February 15

Application Process

Rolling Admissions
Yes

Application Fee
$60

LSDAS Service Used
Yes

Applicants accepted in terms other than fall
No

Transfer Applicants Accepted
Yes

Deferred Admission
Yes

Other Admission Factors

Academic

LSAT Score
Undergraduate GPA
Letters of Recommendation
Essay / Personal Statement
Non-Academic

Other Factors

Selectivity Rating

Faculty Information

Total Faculty
85

40
Female
10.6
Underrepresented Minorities


Students Say

The S.J. Quinney College of Law at the University of Utah is an innovative institution that has been around since 1913, yet the school tackles new topics and the changing areas of the law through an adaptive curriculum and its law centers. The Wallace Stegner Center for Land, Resources and the Environment is one of the country’s top environmental and natural resources law programs, and the Center for Law and Biomedical Sciences is at the forefront of its area; additionally, it is” very easy to specialize in the field that interests you.” The certificate program rewards students for finding their niche and “helps to guide them towards classes that would best help them in their desired field,” and the emphasis on practical experiences (such as the clinical programs and the moot court competitions) allow for “wonderful skill development beyond just the theoretical know-how.” Rather than coliseum-style classes where the students and professors rarely interact, classes are small enough “where the professors know every student's name by the end of the first week,” which “allows for better discourse and learning, particularly in the practical, seminar, and simulation classes.” Given the varied backgrounds of the professors and students, these diverse backgrounds, viewpoints, and ideas “are able to come to the surface” and “everyone encourages and supports each other in their pursuits.”

As far as course content goes, professors are “incredible at adapting our education and the lessons towards current events.” The level of academic instruction is “powerful and transformative,” “rigorous but accessible,” and “courses are engineered to give you as much as you want to take out of them.” The school takes pride in providing many types of experiential learning opportunities (such as the Pro Bono Initiative program), and if a student is interested in a field, “the school has access to allow you to check it out and others prior to graduation.” The school strongly encourages students to work during the summer and the school year, and “are very supportive of their students while they try to make hybrid schedules.” Professors are almost always available to meet with students, “not just regarding course work, but for professional advice as well.” The legal writing program is also “very helpful”, and if students do well, “it has a good reputation in the local legal community which leads to good clerkships and internships.”

Career overview

Pass Rate for First-Time Bar Exam
87%
Median Starting Salary
$70,000
% of graduates who are employed within ten months of graduation
96%
% of job accepting graduates providing useable salary information
55%

Career Services

On campus summer employment recruitment for first year JD students
Yes

On campus summer employment recruitment for second year JD students
Yes

# of Employers that Recruit on Campus Each Year
104

Employers who most frequently hire graduates
Parsons, Behle & Latimer(SLC,UT); Ray Quinney & Nebeker(SLC,UT); Stoel Rives (SLC,UT); Snell & Wilmer (SLC,UT); Parr Brown; Jones Waldo; Utah Attorney General's Office.

Graduates Employed by Area

12%
Government

Graduates Employed by Region


Prominent Alumni

Steven R. Rodgers
Executive Vice President and General Counsel of Intel Corporation

William S. Boyd
Executive Chairman and co-founder of Boyd Gaming Corporation

Christopher B. Nelson
President of St. John's College (ret. June 2017)

Diana Hagen
First Assistant United States Attorney Office, District of Utah

Peggy Tomsic
Partner, Magleby Cataxinos Greenwood

Dates

Financial Aid Rating
Mar 1

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Annual Total Aid Package Awarded
$43,326

% Students Receiving Some Aid
80%

Expenses per Academic Year

In-State Tuition
$26,641
Out-Of-State Tuition
$51,639
Estimated On-Campus Room and Board
$20,432
Estimated Off-Campus Room and Board
$19,802
Estimated Cost for Books / Academic Expense
$1,916
Fees
$1,072

Student Body Profile

Total Enrollment
273
Parent Institution Enrollement
31,860

Number of Foreign Countries Represented
4
Average Age at Entry
27

% Out-of-State
14%
% International
1%

Demographics

10.00%
% Under-represented Minorities

96% are full time
4% are part time
46% female
54% male

Campus Life

Students Say

The law school building is brand new, “gorgeous and incredibly functional,” and “the facilities are top-notch,” with “ample study room, natural light and space to engage in out-of-class discussions.” “There is even a homey feel to it,” says a student. Campus is less than ten minutes from downtown Salt Lake City and “all the biggest firms in the state, the federal and state courthouses, and the Capitol,” and the area has a “good growing legal market” and is affordable. There are “numerous options for life outside law school”; students “regularly plan events outside of school and invite large portions of the class to attend,” and “different groups and cliques get along well.” Everyone here “wants to succeed but will not seek to do so by engaging in tactics which seek to hinder another’s performance.” Most students here do commute, but the location of the school “makes for incredible skiing, hiking, and camping” and “despite being studious most students find a way to get out into nature often.”

More Information

% of Classrooms with Internet Access
100%

Admissions Office Contact

Contact
Isabel Moreno
Associate Director-Admissions & Financial Aid

Address
Office of Admissions
383 S. University St.
Salt Lake City, UT 84112

Phone
801-581-7479

Email
admissions@law.utah.edu