The S.J. Quinney College of Law at University of Utah

Law School Admissions

Application

Director of admissions Reyes Aguilar
Application deadline February 15
Full-time program application fee $60
Part-time program application fee $0
Besides the fall semester, can enter in N/A

The S.J. Quinney College of Law at University of Utah

Admissions & Enrollment (Overall)

Acceptance rate 30.7% – Medium
Median undergraduate GPA for all program entrants 3.54
Median LSAT score for all program entrants 161

Admissions & Enrollment (Full-time)

Acceptance rate 30.7%
LSAT scores (25th-75th percentile) 157-163
Undergraduate GPA (25th-75th percentile) 3.41-3.72
Median undergraduate GPA for full-time program entrants 3.54
Median LSAT score for full-time program entrants 161

Admissions & Enrollment (Part-time)

Applicants N/A
Acceptance rate N/A
LSAT scores (25th-75th percentile) N/A
Undergraduate GPA (25th-75th percentile) N/A
Median undergraduate GPA for part-time program entrants N/A
Median LSAT score for part-time program entrants N/A

Law School Academics

Academic Program Details

Academic calendar Semester
Joint degrees offered
J.D./M.B.A.
J.D./M.P.A.
J.D./M.P.P.
J.D./M.S.W.
Special programs offered to J.D. students (as provided by the school)
Please see:
http://www.law.utah.edu/clinic/
http://www.law.utah.edu/centers/
http://www.law.utah.edu/stegner/
http://www.law.utah.edu/probono/
http://www.law.utah.edu/law-for-america/
http://www.law.utah.edu/admissions/summer-school/
http://www.law.utah.edu/admissions/degree-programs/
Programs/courses offered in
appellate advocacy intellectual property law
clinical training international law
dispute resolution tax law
environmental law trial advocacy
health care law

Curricular Offerings (Overall)

Classroom course titles, beyond the first-year curriculum, offered last year 121
Seminars 13
Positions available in seminars 156
Positions available in simulation courses 763
Positions available in faculty-supervised clinical courses N/A
Student activities (as provided by the school)
Please see:
http://www.law.utah.edu/current/student-orgs/
http://epubs.utah.edu/index.php/ulr
http://epubs.utah.edu/index.php/jlfs
http://epubs.utah.edu/index.php/jlrel
http://www.law.utah.edu/academic/moot-court/

Curricular Offerings (Full-time)

Typical first-year full-time section size taught by full-time faculty (excludes small sections) 42
Is there typically a full-time “small section” of the first-year class taught by full-time faculty (excluding Legal Writing)? Yes
Typical size of first-year “small section” 20
Positions filled in full-time program seminars 107
Positions filled in full-time program simulation courses 441
Positions filled in faculty-supervised full-time program clinical courses N/A
Full-time students involved in field placements 330
Full-time students involved in law journals 103
Full-time students involved in advanced moot court or trial competitions 32
Full-time students enrolled in independent study 41

Curricular Offerings (Part-time)

Typical first-year part-time section size taught by full-time faculty (excludes small sections) N/A
Is there typically a part-time “small section” of the first-year class taught by full-time faculty (excluding Legal Writing)? No
Positions filled in part-time program seminars N/A
Positions filled in part-time program simulation courses N/A
Positions filled in faculty-supervised part-time program clinical courses N/A
Part-time students involved in field placements N/A
Part-time students involved in law journals N/A
Part-time students involved in advanced moot court or trial competitions N/A
Part-time students enrolled in independent study N/A

Faculty Profile (Fall 2011)

Student-faculty ratio 9.4:1 – Low
Full- and part-time faculty 46
Full-time minority faculty 19.4%
Part-time minority faculty 0.0%
Total faculty 55
Total faculty (men) 67.3%
Total faculty (women) 32.7%
Total faculty (minorities) 12.7%

Class Size

Law School Ranking

#47 Best Law Schools

(2) Ranking by Specialties

#18 in Environmental Law
#41 in Law Firms Rank Schools

Law Ranking Scores

Score 58
Peer assessment score (out of 5) 2.8
Assessment score by lawyers/judges (out of 5) 3.4
GPA (25th-75th percentile) 3.41-3.72
Median undergraduate GPA for all program entrants 3.54
LSAT scores (25th-75th percentile) 157-163
Median LSAT score for all program entrants 161
Acceptance rate 30.7% – Medium
Student-faculty ratio 9.4:1 – Low
Graduates known to be employed at graduation 74.6% – Medium
Graduates known to be employed nine months after graduation 91.3% – High
Bar passage rate (first-time test takers) 85.6% – Medium
State where the greatest number of first-time test takers took the bar UT
Statewide bar passage rate (first-time test takers) 88.9%

Law School Student Body

Student Body (Overall)

Total Enrolled 398

Student Body (Full-time)

Enrollment (full-time) 398

Student Body (Part-time)

Enrollment (part-time) N/A
Gender distribution (part-time) N/A

Attrition Rates for Full- and Part-time Students (2010-2011)

First-year students discontinuing law school N/A
Second-year students discontinuing law school N/A
Third-year students discontinuing law school N/A
Fourth-year students discontinuing law school N/A
Male students discontinuing law school N/A
Female students discontinuing law school N/A

Law School Cost

Financial Aid Contact Information

Financial aid director Karen Henriquez
Financial aid phone (801) 581-6211
Financial aid application deadline January 4

Expenses

Tuition and fees
Full-time: $19,846 per year (in-state)
Full-time: $38,496 per year (out-of-state)
Room and board $9,108
Books $4,216
Miscellaneous expenses $7,478
Is the tuition the same for first-, second-, and third-year students? Yes
Does the university offer housing restricted to law students? Yes
Does the university offer graduate student housing for which law students are eligible? Yes
Does the university offer a public-interest scholarship program to current J.D. students? Yes

Grants (Full-time students)

Students receiving grants of less than one-half tuition 32.4%
Students receiving grants of one-half tuition or more but less than full 18.1%
Students receiving grants of full tuition 0.3%
Students receiving grants of more than full tuition 0.8%
Median grant amount $6,044
Grant range (25th–75th percentile) $1,900–$12,086
Full-time students receiving grants 51.5%

Grants (Part-time students)

Students receiving grants of less than one-half tuition N/A
Students receiving grants of one-half tuition or more but less than full N/A
Students receiving grants of full tuition N/A
Students receiving grants of more than full tuition N/A
Median grant amount N/A
Grant range (25th–75th percentile) N/A
Part-time students receiving grants N/A

Indebtedness

Average indebtedness of 2011 graduates who incurred law school debt $70,227
Proportion who borrowed 91.8%
Does the school offer a loan repayment assistance program for 2011 J.D. graduates? Yes

Law School Library

Library Information Resources

Print titles (excluding nonbook titles) 103,504
Microform titles 41,794
Electronic titles 2,400
Other non-book titles 1,070
Total titles 148,768
Volumes (excluding microforms) 255,657
Volume equivalent microforms 111,682
Total volumes and volume equivalents 367,339
Number of volumes in the collection that are stored off site and are systematically retrievable 0
Library’s online catalog or website includes links to electronic titles or databases made available by another campus library or consortia Yes

Library Schedule of Operation

Number of hours per week library is open on a regular schedule 79
Number of hours per week professional staff are on duty on a regular schedule 67
Number of hours per week only full-time support staff are on duty on a regular schedule 0
Number of hours per week only students or other part-time staff are on duty on a regular schedule 12
Number of hours of reference service provided per week on a regular schedule 58
Number of weeks per year library operates on an abbreviated schedule 17
Number of hours per week library is open on an abbreviated schedule 74
Number of hours per week professional staff are on duty are on an abbreviated schedule 54
Number of hours per week only full-time support staff are on duty on an abbreviated schedule 8
Number of hours per week only students or other part-time staff are on duty on an abbreviated schedule 12
Number of hours of reference service provided per week on an abbreviated schedule 50
Number of weeks per year library operates on expanded schedule 6

Information Technology

Department(s) responsible for the law school information technology operations law school information technology department, law school library, university information technology department
Approximate number of full-time-equivalent information technology staff (excluding hourly students and other temporary staff) 6
Number of open, wired network connections available to students in the law library (excluding computer labs) 0
Number of open, wired network connections available to students in classrooms 250
Number of open, wired network connections available to students in computer labs 0
Number of open, wired network connections available to students elsewhere in the law school 0
Does the law school have a wireless network? Yes
Wireless network is available in the law library, in classrooms, in computer labs, in administrative/faculty offices and work areas, elsewhere in the law school
Does the school require entering students to own a computer? Yes

Physical Library Facilities

Net square feet of space assigned for library purposes 38,134
Total seats available for library users 665
Details about the library and other facilities (as provided by the school) The S.J. Quinney Law Library has over 365,000 volumes, and serves as a depository for U.S. government documents. It continues to be a primary resource for students throughout the Intermountain Region, all members of the legal profession, and the public. Please see: http://www.law.utah.edu/library/

Law School Careers

Bar Statistics (Winter and Summer 2010 administrations)

State where the greatest number of first-time test takers took the bar UT
Bar passage rate (first-time test takers) 85.6% – Medium
Statewide bar passage rate (first-time test takers) 88.9%

Class of 2010 Graduates

Total graduates 126
Graduates known to be employed at graduation 74.6%
Graduates known to be employed nine months after graduation 91.3%

Class of 2010 Graduates-Class Breakdown at Graduation

Graduates whose employment status is unknown 3.2%
Graduates whose employment status is known 96.8%
Graduates known to be employed at graduation 74.6%
Graduates known to be enrolled in a full-time degree program 4.8%
Graduates known to be unemployed and seeking work 16.7%
Graduates known to be unemployed and not seeking work 0.8%

Class of 2010 Graduates-Class Breakdown at Nine Months

Graduates whose employment status is unknown 3.2%
Graduates whose employment status is known 96.8%
Graduates known to be employed nine months after graduation 91.3%
Graduates known to be enrolled in a full-time degree program 3.2%
Graduates known to be unemployed and seeking work 1.6%
Graduates known to be unemployed and not seeking work 0.8%

Starting Salaries of Graduates Employed Full-time (Class of 2010)

25th percentile private sector starting salary $62,500
Median private sector starting salary $80,000
75th percentile private sector starting salary $100,000
Percent in the private sector who reported salary information 73%
Median public service starting salary $56,000

Areas of Legal Practice (Class of 2010)

Percent employed in academia 2.6%
Percent employed in business and industry 10.4%
Percent employed in government 13.9%
Percent employed in all judicial clerkships 12.2%
Percent employed in law firms 57.4%
Percent employed in public interest 3.5%
Percent employed in an unknown field 0.0%

Employment Location (Class of 2010)

Graduates employed in-state 72%
Graduates employed out-of-state 28.0%
Graduates employed in foreign countries 0%
Number of states where graduates are employed 15
New England (CT, ME, MA, NH, RI, VT) 0.0%
Middle Atlantic (NY, NJ, PA) 1.7%
East North Central (IL, IN, MI, OH, WI) 0.0%
West North Central (IA, KS, MN, MO, NE, ND, SD) 0.0%
South Atlantic (DE, DC, FL, GA, MD, NC, SC, VA, WV) 6.1%
East South Central (AL, KY, MS, TN) 0.0%
West South Central (AR, LA, OK, TX) 1.7%
Pacific (AK, CA, HI, OR, WA) 2.6%
Mountain (AZ, CO, ID, MT, NV, NM, UT, WY) 87.8%
Employment location unknown 0.0%

Career Services

(Data appear as originally submitted by this school)

Career services operations The Professional Development Office offers career services to students and alumni,including counseling, on-campus interviews,and weekly informative workshops. PDO publishes weekly newsletters filled with career development tips, maintains electronic job and fellowship databases,and subscribes to legal employment websites. http://www.law.utah.edu/professional-development/

Job Type

Bar admission required/anticipated (e.g., attorney and corporate counsel positions, law clerks, judicial clerks) 74.8%
Bar admission required/anticipated – percent employed in full-time positions 90.7%
J.D. preferred, law degree enhances position (e.g., corporate contracts administrator, alternative dispute resolution specialist, government regulatory analyst, FBI special agent) 16.5%
J.D. preferred – percent employed in full-time positions 57.9%
Professional other (jobs that require professional skills or training but for which a J.D. is neither preferred nor particularly applicable; e.g., accountant, teacher, business manager, nurse) 6.1%
Professional other – percent employed in full-time positions 71.4%
Non-professional other (job that does not require any professional skills or training or is taken on a temporary basis and not viewed as part of a career path) 2.6%
Non-professional other – percent employed in full-time positions 33.3%

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