The University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law has been named among the best value law schools in the country in the latest issue of preLaw magazine.
The S.J. Quinney College of Law earned a “A” ranking for its overall value in the publication, which is issued by National Jurist magazine. The College of Law was also recognized for excellence in its business law program, which received an “A-” rating.
Robert Adler, dean of the S.J. Quinney College of Law, said the rankings are emblematic of the law school’s commitment to provide a high-quality education that is of equal caliber in its value. Graduates of the S.J. Quinney College of Law have graduated on average with half the amount of student debt of students graduating from other U.S. law schools, he noted.
The rankings are calculated through a formula that factors in bar passage ratings, employment rates for students upon graduation, tuition, cost of living and average debt of student loans for graduates.
The S.J. Quinney College of Law recently announced that 90 percent of its recent graduates who took the bar exam in July passed on the first try, marking an uptick in bar passage among graduates for several consecutive years.