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


It has top-rated programs in environmental law, health law, and criminal law & procedure. It’s minutes from state and federal courts. And it’s surrounded by Rocky Mountain grandeur and world-class skiing, hiking and climbing.

Not only that, ULAW has one of the lowest student-to-full-time faculty ratios in the nation. And our award-winning moot court and competition programs allow students to work closely with faculty to develop legal skills in real-world situations. It’s all in an effort to help you “Be Your Best Here.”

So, why apply? A better question might be, why not?

Degree Programs


J.D.
To earn a J.D., students must complete a minimum of 90 semester hours and graduate with a GPA of at least 2.5. J.D. graduates are eligible to sit for a U.S. bar exam.
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Global J.D. Program for Foreign-trained lawyers
The S.J. Quinney College of Law’s Global J.D. program offers foreign-trained lawyers the opportunity to complete the J.D. in two years, and become eligible to sit for the bar exam.
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LL.M.
The S.J. Quinney College of Law offers a specialized Master of Laws degree in energy, environmental, and natural resources law. A J.D. degree is required for application to the LL.M. 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. mls.utah.edu
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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:

J.D./Master of Business Administration
J.D./Master of City & Metropolitan Planning
J.D./Master of Public Administration
J.D./Master of Public Policy
J.D./Master of Real Estate Development
J.D./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