Law School Profile

Law School Profile

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S.J. Quinney College of Law

  • Founded in 1913
  • Approved by the Council of the Section of Legal Education and Admission to the Bar of the American Bar Association, 321 N. Clark Street, 21st Floor, Chicago, IL 60654. (312) 988-6738.
  • Member, Association of American Law Schools
  • ABA Standard 509: Consumer Information
  • J.D. and L.L.M. degree programs
  • Global J.D. program for foreign lawyers
  • Dual Degree Programs: JD/MBA, JD/MPA, JD/MPP, JD/MSW, and Parallel Degrees

Student Body 2014-2015

  • Total enrollment: 353
  • 100 colleges & universities represented
  • With prior graduate degree(s): 19%
  • Graduate degrees in 25 different disciplines
  • Fluent in a foreign language: 57%
  • Top 5 foreign languages: Spanish, French, German, Portuguese, and Arabic
  • Average age: 27; Age range: 21-64

Faculty

  • Full-time: 36
    • Women: 36%
    • Minority: 14%
  • Student to faculty ratio: 8.4:1
  • Adjunct and part-time clinical: 40
  • Visiting: 1

Class of 2017*

  • Total enrollment: 101
    • Women: 39
    • Minority students: 18
    • 15% with a graduate degree in 12 different disciplines
  • LSAT median: 158
  • 25th-75th percentile range: 155-161
  • GPA median: 3.58
  • 25th-75th percentile range: 3.36-3.69
  • Average age: 26; Age range: 21-64

*as of 8/30/2014

2014-2015 Tuition and Fees for First Year Students

  • Resident: $24,918 plus $500 first-year orientation fee
  • Nonresident: $47,290 plus $500 first-year orientation fee

2014-2015 First Year Cost of Attendance

  • Resident, off-campus: $44,682*
  • Nonresident, off-campus: $67,774*

*Includes tuition, room and board, books, laptop computer, travel, and miscellaneous needs. View a breakdown of the Cost of Attendance budget »

Financial Aid

Scholarship & Fellowship Estimates 2014-2015

  • Scholarship Retention Information (ABA Standard 509)
  • Total scholarship awards: $2,345,300
  • Students receiving annual merit or need-based scholarships: 58%
  • Need based scholarships awarded: 70
    • Range: $700-$2,250
    • Average award: $1,765
  • Merit scholarships awarded: 133
    • Range: $1,000-$50,120
    • Average award: $16,704

Employment Information for the Class of 2013

  • 145 graduates , 142 reporting employment status
  • Employment rate 9 months after graduation: 92% (out of 145)
    • Full-time: 83%,  Part-time: 9%
    • Full-time JD required or advantage: 79%
    • In a degree program after graduation: 0%
    • Unemployed: 6% (includes not seeking)

Employed Graduates by Type:

  • Law Firms (all sizes): 50%
  • Government/Military: 16%
  • Judicial Clerkship: 11%
  • Business: 22%
  • Public Interest: 2%
  • Academia: 1%

Full-time Salary Information (67% response rate)

  • Median: $60,000
  • 25th – 75th percentile salary range: $47,000 – $80,000
25%tile Median 75%tile
Business/Industry $60,000 $72,500 $85,000
Law Firms (all sizes) $50,000 $70,000 $100,000
Government/Military $43,000 $53,136 $60,000
Judicial Clerkship $47,000 $47,500 $55,000

 

Academia  No reported salary
Public Interest  No reported salary

Utah Bar Passage Rate (first time test takers)

  • 91% – 2014
  • 87% – 2013
  • 82% – 2012
  • 90% – 2011