University of Utah Law School

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The University of Utah (also The U or the U of U or the UU), located in Salt Lake City, is the flagship public research university in the state of Utah, and one of 10 institutions that make up the Utah System of Higher Education. The university is home to the S.J. Quinney School of Law. It is the oldest law school in the state and until the 1970s, it was the only school in the state. It's alumni and faculty include distinguished scholars and judges. Currently former professor Judge Michael McConnel of the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals and Judge Paul Cassell serve on the federal court. The law school is home to the William H. Leary lecture series. Mr. Leary was the 2nd dean of the law school and served for over three decades in that capacity.

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UU Law School Admissions

UU Law School is considered a Competitive law school, which accepts only 48% of its applicants. Comparatively, Utah is Lower than the average cost for law school.

Applications Offers Matriculated
Class of 2025 630 297 (47.14%) 92 (14.6%)
25% Median 75%
GPA 3.36 3.57 3.76
LSAT 154 158 160

Tuition And Financial Aid

In-State Resident Non-Resident
Full Time $25,752 $48,908
Part Time N/A N/A

Living Expenses

  • Living on-campus: $20,262
  • Living off-campus: $20,046
  • Living at home: $12,540

Important Dates

  • Early Decision 1: N/A
  • Early Decision 2: N/A
  • Regular Decision: 02/15
  • Application Fee: $60

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UU Law School Community

UU Law School is considered to have a Highly Favorable student to faculty ratio. The average class size for 1L sections is approximately Above Average compared to other law schools. Student diversity at Utah is Below Average.

Student body

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Faculty Statistics

  • Full Time: 36
  • Part Time: 24

Faculty

  • # Female Faculty: 27
  • # Minority Faculty: 7

Ratio

9.3 Students

1 Faculty

Housing Options

  • On Campus Housing: Yes
  • Graduate Housing: Yes
  • Law Specific Housing: Yes

UU Law School Curriculum

The size of 1L sections affects the quality and consistency of teaching in law schools. Generally with smaller 1L section sizes, students receive more individualized attention. UU Law School 1L section size is 6% larger than law schools in Utah and 8% smaller than all PUBLIC law schools.

1L Section Size Comparison

UU Law School: 122
Utah Average: 115
PUBLIC School Average: 132

Positions Available in Advanced Courses

  • Simulation Courses: 621
  • Faculty Supervised Clinics: 56

Students Involved in Advanced Activities

  • Field Placements: 233
  • Law Journals: 120
  • Moot Court/Mock Trials: 0

Attrition Rates

  • First Year: 4.0%
  • Second Year: 0.0%
  • Third Year: 0.0%
  • Fourth Year: 0.0%

UU Law School Employment

Deciding to attend law school requires a large financial investment with the goal of securing employment upon graduation. The UU Law School class of 2020 had an employment rate of 91% with 1% pursuing an additional degree.

Employment Comparison

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In 2020, 85.3%% of students reported their employment status 9-months after graduation.

Type of Employment

  • Law Firms: 44.0%
  • Business: 17.0%
  • Government: 15.0%
  • Public Interest: 11.0%
  • Academia: 3.0%
  • Utah: 81%
  • California: 3%
  • Colorado: 3%

Bar Passage Rates

  • Reporting: 85.3%
  • First Time Takers: 122
  • Average School: 91.4%
  • Average State: 86.8%
  • Pass Difference: 4.5%

Top Bar Jurisdiction

  • Utah: 86.8%
  • Passed: 95 of 104 (91.4%)
  • State Average: 86.8%
  • Difference: 4.5%