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Why apply to the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law?


It has a lengthy and strong track record of educating outstanding lawyers and judges. It has brilliant, globally-renowned faculty whose passion for scholarship and teaching create opportunities for collaborative learning, one-on-one discussions, and lifelong mentoring. The students have boundless energy and talent. It has top-rated programs in environmental law, health law, and criminal law & procedure.

Not only that, ULAW has one of the lowest student-to-full-time faculty ratios in the nation. It’s minutes from state and federal courts. And it’s surrounded by Rocky Mountain grandeur and world-class skiing, hiking, and climbing. In sum, it’s a place that is “The Perfect Environment for a Law School.”

 

Degree Programs


JD
To earn a JD, students must complete a minimum of 90 semester hours and graduate with a GPA of at least 2.5. JD graduates are eligible to sit for a U.S. bar exam.
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LLM
The S.J. Quinney College of Law offers a specialized Master of Laws degree in energy, environmental, and natural resources law. A JD degree is required for application to the LLM program.
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MLS
The S.J. Quinney College of Law offers a Master of Legal Studies degree. This one-year, 30-credit-hour program requires an undergraduate degree but no prior legal training. Graduates are not eligible to sit for a U.S. bar exam.
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Global JD Program for Foreign-trained lawyers
To request applying as Global JD applicant, send an email requesting approval to Reyes Aguilar, Associate Dean for Admissions, at reyes.aguilar@law.utah.edu. Enter “Global JD Applicant” in the subject line. In the body of the message, include the reasons you seek to apply as a Global JD Applicant. After the associate dean verifies your eligibility, you will receive a reply message indicating our decision for you to apply as a Global JD Candidate. If you are approved, you should then complete the regular JD application process.

Dual Degree Programs
The College of Law offers a number of unique interdisciplinary educational opportunities. Dual degree programs with other graduate schools at the university include:

JD/Master of Business Administration
JD/Master of City & Metropolitan Planning
JD/Master of Public Administration
JD/Master of Public Policy
JD/Master of Real Estate Development
JD/Master of Social Work

For detailed information on dual degree program requirements, visit the Dual Degrees Programs page.

Certificates in specialized study
Business Law
Criminal Law
Environmental and Natural Resources Law
Intellectual Property Law
International Law Litigation and Dispute Resolution 
Litigation and Dispute Resolution
Public Interest Law and Policy