University of Utah (Quinney)

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332 S. 1400 E, Room 101
Salt Lake City, UT 84112

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The S.J. Quinney College of Law at University of Utah has an application deadline of February 15. The full-time program application fee at the S.J. Quinney College of Law at University of Utah is $60. Its tuition is full-time: $23,489 per year (in-state) and full-time: $44,635 per year (out-of-state). The student-faculty ratio is 8.4:1. The S.J. Quinney College of Law at University of Utah has 67 full- and part-time faculty on staff.

The University of Utah S. J. Quinney College of Law is about 10 minutes away from downtown Salt Lake City, home to local, state, and federal governmental bodies. In addition to a traditional J.D. program, students can also earn a dual degree such as  a J.D./M.B.A. through the David Eccles School of Business, a J.D./M.P.A. (master of public administration) through the Political Science Department, and a J.D./M.S.W. (master of social work) through the College of Social Work. Students also have the option to earn credit toward their J.D. by taking courses in other academic departments through the school’s parallel J.D. program. The S. J. Quinney College of Law does not offer part-time or evening courses.

There are about 120 students in each entering class, more than 60 percent of whom are fluent in a second language. Students can get legal experience through a wide variety of clinics, such as the new ventures clinic, elder law clinic, and LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender) research and advocacy clinic. There are more than five legal journals at the S. J. Quinney College of Law, including the Utah Law Review, the Journal of Law and Family Studies, and the Journal of Land, Resource, and Environmental Law. Students can get involved with about 20 student organizations, including the Jackie Chiles Law Society, a group named after a character on  Seinfeld that examines the intersection of popular culture and the law, and the Latter-day Saints Law Student Association, dedicated to the intersection of religion and the law. Additional opportunities to get involved may be found in the several research projects and centers at the University of Utah College of Law, such as the Utah Criminal Justice Center, a collaborative project with the Utah Commission on Criminal and Juvenile Justice aimed at reducing crime and influencing public policy.

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Year founded 1913
Public/private Public
Law school designation National


Application deadline February 15
Full-time program application fee $60
Part-time program application fee $0
Admissions phone (801) 581-7479
Admissions email


Full- and part-time faculty 67
Student-faculty ratio 8.4:1
Total faculty 77

Student Body

Enrollment (full-time) 354
Gender distribution (full-time)
Gender distribution (full-time)
J.D. candidates graduating in 2012-2013 145


Tuition and fees

full-time: $23,489 per year (in-state)
full-time: $44,635 per year (out-of-state)

Room and board $9,216


Employed at graduation2 50.7%
Median private sector starting salary $68,000
Median public service starting salary $51,500


Total volumes and volume equivalents 324,372

* Law School Overview details based on 2013 data

2. Represents the percentage of all 2012 graduates who had a full-time job lasting at least a year for which bar passage was required or a J.D. degree was an advantage. These employment rates are part of the data on placement success used to determine a school’s ranking.

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