University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law

University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law

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The University of Utah, in Salt Lake City, considers itself to be a premier law school in the west. It’s known for its longstanding top 10 national ranking in environmental law and its up-and-coming Center for Law and Biomedical Sciences, fueled by a top-notch health law program.

The S.J. Quinney College of Law made history in 2019 when it named Elizabeth Kronk Warner its first Native American and first female dean.  Since Kronk Warner arrived, she has been focused on increasing diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives at the law school as well as a robust offering of mental health and well-being initiatives. Those efforts add to a strong curriculum and the College of Law’s reputation as a best value law school, where students leave with less debt than the national average. 

The school is located in Salt Lake City, combining the advantages of a large city with proximity to the skiing and other outdoor activities. Federal, state and local courts are close to the school in Utah’s capital city, providing students with many practical training opportunities. Downtown law firms provide additional career development for externships and experiential learning. The University of Utah, in Salt Lake City, has quietly established itself as one of the leading schools in the regions and one of the most innovative in the nation.

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75th Percentile1613.7
25th Percentile1563.33
Financial Profile
Tuition Part-time
Living Expenses
Median grant$15651
Percent receiving grants63.00%
Estimated net tuition
Employment & Bar Exam Profile
Post-grad employment 95.70%
NJ Employment87.69
Bar Passage86.48%
Academic Profile
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Alternative Dispute Resolution
Business, Corporate, Banking
Criminal Law and Procedure
Employment and Labor Law
Environmental/Natural Resource Law
Estate Planning
Family Law/Child & Family
Governmental Affairs and Regulations
Health Law
Human Rights
Intellectual Property Law
International Law
Public Interest/Social Justice
Public Policy
Real Estate Transactions
Tax Law
Technology Law
Trial Advocacy