Overview

Applicants
612
Acceptance Rate
49%
Accepted Applicants Who Attend
93

Test Scores

LSAT
156 - 161

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


Students Say

Located in Salt Lake City, the University of Utah S.J. Quinney School of Law has "great experiential learning…and clinical program[s]" with students calling out "environmental and energy law" as particular program strengths. One student boasts, "I learned so much more about being an actual attorney than friends who attended other law schools." Within Utah Law's "state-of-the-art" facilities, "technology is used in almost every class." As if that wasn't enough, "every room has a view of mountains or cityscape [and] natural light in every space. There are even additional amenities such as "breastfeeding rooms and bike storage." Perhaps more importantly, the "library has everything an aspiring lawyer needs to pass classes and become intimately familiar with how legal research is conducted. And the staff are warm and friendly."

Students at Utah Law are impressed with the quality and care continually demonstrated by faculty who are "always available to help in any way they can." A student explains, "They were all willing to help us connect with attorneys in the community, do mock interviews, look over our resumes, and [assist] us in any way they could. Even after graduating I will have no problem contacting any of them if I need direction or help." Students also greatly appreciate that instructors here have "var[ying] teaching styles," allowing individuals to "tailor [their] education in such a way that [they] would get the most out of it." And they report that overall, there's "a good balance between a challenging and rigorous curriculum and academic and emotional support."

Career overview

Pass Rate for First-Time Bar Exam
80%
Median Starting Salary
$66,000
% of graduates who are employed within ten months of graduation
86%
% of job accepting graduates providing useable salary information
50%

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
85

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

37%
Private Practice
17%
Judicial Clerkships
12%
Business/Industry
11%
Government
5%
Public Interes
4%
Academic

Graduates Employed by Region

81%
Mountain

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%

Direct Lender
Yes

Expenses per Academic Year

In-State Tuition
$23,845
Out-Of-State Tuition
$46,218
Estimated On-Campus Room and Board
$10,746
Estimated Off-Campus Room and Board
$8,802
Estimated Cost for Books / Academic Expense
$1,916
Fees
$1,072

Student Body Profile

Total Enrollment
306
Parent Institution Enrollement
31,860

Number of Foreign Countries Represented
4
Average Age at Entry
28

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

Demographics

12.00%
% Under-represented Minorities

96% are full time
4% are part time
43% female
57% male

Campus Life

Students Say

The individuals who attend S.J. Quinney School of Law certainly buck law school student stereotypes. After all, while there's definitely some "friendly" competition, "relations amongst students are truly exceptional." At Utah Law, "gaining an unfair advantage is strongly looked down upon by the majority of the student body," whose overall approach is " to succeed as a whole, and to help each other along the way." These legal scholars view their classmates as "family." One student explains, "You won't find key books or pages missing from the library, and someone is probably going to forward you notes if you miss a class (they'll also call to make sure you're okay)." Utah Law students also tend to be a little "older" and have other "obligations like kids, spouses, etc." Many also point out that their classes and peers provide a "good balance of conservative and liberal opinions." Some do caution, "There is a slight tendency to associate along religious lines, as many of the students are LDS." Fortunately, "the associations that do occur are never alienating." Students say hometown Salt Lake City is "unbeatable." There is ample opportunity "here to have a career and fit in a couple hours a day of skiing, hiking, climbing etc. around work and school obligations."

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