March 20, 2013 — The University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law was ranked 19th among “the 25 Law Schools Whose Grads Earn the Most” by Forbes.
Dean Hiram Chodosh said the College of Law’s inclusion on the Forbes list confirms what students, alumni, peers, and practitioners already know: the U provides exceptional value at a very reasonable price: “We have studied the data for others in Forbes top 25 ranking, in particular what the other schools charge in tuition and the average debt levels carried by their graduates. Within this group, we have the lowest tuition and the lowest average debt level.”
“The ranking also demonstrates in a quantitative way how well our students have done” Chodosh added, noting that others on the list include Columbia, Harvard, Stanford, Michigan and Yale.
This is the fifth top 20 ranking the College of Law has received this year: best value, most innovative, most transparent, and most influential. The U was also ranked third nationally in externships last year, and the U moot court team won the prestigious national moot court competition award for best brief.
“Our inclusion on the Forbes top 25 list further validates the extraordinary value proposition for our new building project,” Chodosh concluded.
Groundbreaking on the College of Law’s new 155,000 gross-square-foot building will take place on June 4 of this year, with completion scheduled for the 2015 academic year.