S.J. Quinney College of Law

Celebrating 100 Years of
Legal Education (1913-2013)

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 2013-2014

  • Total enrollment: 364
  • 96 colleges & universities represented
  • With prior graduate degree(s): 19%
  • Graduate degrees in 25 different discliplines
  • Fluent in a foreign language: 58%
  • Top 5 foreign languages: Spanish, French, German, Portuguese, and Italian
  • Average age: 27; Age range: 21-58

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 2016*

  • Total enrollment: 107
    • Women: 41
    • Minority students: 15
    • 14% with a graduate degree in 12 different disciplines
  • LSAT median: 159
  • 25th-75th percentile range: 155-161
  • GPA median: 3.51
  • 25th-75th percentile range: 3.31-3.69
  • Average age: 26; Age range: 21-46

*as of 10/05/2013

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. For a breakdown of the Cost of Attendance budget, please click here.

Financial Aid

 

Scholarships 2013-2014 (estimated)

  • Scholarship Retention Information (ABA Standard 509)
  • Total scholarship awards: $1,866,100
  • Students receiving annual merit or need-based scholarships: 52%
  • Need based scholarships awarded: 75
    • Range: $500-$4,000
    • Average award: $2,017
  • Merit scholarships awarded: 116
    • Range: $1,000-$50,818
    • Average award: $14,904

 

Employment Information for the Class of 2012

  • 134 graduates , 131 reporting employment status
  • Employment rate at graduation: 71%
  • Employment rate 9 months after graduation: 88%
    • Full-time: 79%,  Part-time: 9%
    • Full-time JD required or advantage: 76%
    • In a degree program after graduation: 2%
    • Unemployed: 8%

Employed Graduates by Type:

  • Law Firms (all sizes): 55%
  • Government: 14.5%
  • Judicial Clerkship: 9.5%
  • Business: 15%
  • Public Interest: 1.5%
  • Academia: 4%
  • Military: 1%

Full-time Salary Information (68% response rate)

  • Median: $60,000
  • Range: $20,000-$160,000
Lowest Median Highest
Business/Industry $40,000 $61,500 $155,000
Law Firms (all sizes) $20,000 $76,000 $160,000
Government $41,000 $56,000 $75,000
Judicial Clerkship $35,000 $48,000 $60,000
Academia (2 salaries reported) $45,000 ; $60,000
Public Interest (1 salary reported) $50,000
Military (1 salary reported) $50,000

Utah Bar Passage Rate (first time test takers)

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