University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law

Admissions: University of Utah (Quinney)

Fall 2009 Admissions and Enrollment Statistics
Total number of full- and part-time applicants 1,277
Total number of full- and part-time acceptances 375
Overall acceptance rate 29.4%
Total number of full- and part-time first-year students enrolled 129
Number of full-time program applicants 1,277
Number of full-time program acceptances 375
Full-time acceptance rate 29.4%
Number of first-year full-time students enrolled 129
Number of part-time program applicants N/A
Number of part-time program acceptances N/A
Part-time acceptance rate N/A
Number of first-year part-time students enrolled N/A
Fall 2009 GPA and LSAT Scores
25th-75th percentile GPA scores for all students 3.41-3.76
25th-75th percentile LSAT scores for all students 156-163
25th-75th percentile undergraduate GPA for full-time students 3.41-3.76
25th-75th percentile LSAT scores for full-time students 156-163
25th-75th percentile undergraduate GPA for part-time students N/A
25th-75th percentile LSAT scores for part-time students N/A

Careers: University of Utah (Quinney)

Bar Statistics (Winter and Summer 2008 administrations)
State where the greatest number of first-time test takers took the bar UT
School’s bar passage rate for first-time test takers 86.5%
Statewide bar passage rate for first-time test takers 87.1%
Class of 2008 Graduates
Total graduates 131
Graduates employed at graduation 92.2%
Graduates known to be employed nine months after graduation 100.0%
Starting Salaries of 2008 Graduates Employed Full-time
25th percentile private sector starting salary $60,000
Median private sector starting salary $80,000
75th percentile private sector starting salary $110,000
Percent in the private sector who reported salary information 71%
Median public service starting salary $53,961
Areas of Legal Practice (Class of 2008)
Percent employed in academia 3.0%
Percent employed in business and industry 7.0%
Percent employed in government 15.0%
Percent employed in all judicial clerkships 10.0%
Percent employed in law firms 60.0%
Percent employed in public interest 5.0%
Percent employed in an unknown field 0.0%
Percent employed in a judicial clerkship by an Article III federal judge 2.0%
2008 Graduates Employment Location
Graduates employed in-state 78%
Graduates employed in foreign countries 1%
Number of states where graduates are employed 13
New England (CT, ME, MA, NH, RI, VT) 0.0%
Middle Atlantic (NY, NJ, PA) 0.0%
East North Central (IL, IN, MI, OH, WI) 0.0%
West North Central (IA, KS, MN, MO, NE, ND, SD) 1.0%
South Atlantic (DE, DC, FL, GA, MD, NC, SC, VA, WV) 3.0%
East South Central (AL, KY, MS, TN) 0.0%
West South Central (AR, LA, OK, TX) 1.0%
Pacific (AK, CA, HI, OR, WA) 6.0%
Mountain (AZ, CO, ID, MT, NV, NM, UT, WY) 86.0%
Employment location unknown 2.0%
Career Services
(Data appear as originally submitted by this school)
Career services operations The Professional Development Office(PDO)offers various career services to students and alumni,including individual counseling,on-campus interviews,and weekly informative workshops.PDO publishes an annual handbook and weekly newsletters filled with career development tips, maintains electronic job and fellowship databases,and subscribes to legal employment websites.http://www.law.utah.edu/career/
Job Type
Bar admission required or anticipated (e.g., attorney and corporate counsel positions, law clerks, judicial clerks) 84.0%
J.D. preferred, law degree enhances position (e.g., corporate contracts administrator, alternative dispute resolution specialist, government regulatory analyst, FBI special agent) 11.0%
Professional/other (jobs that require professional skills or training but for which a J.D. is neither preferred nor particularly applicable; e.g., accountant, teacher, business manager, nurse) 5.0%
Nonprofessional/other (job that does not require any professional skills or training or is taken on a temporary basis and not viewed as part of a career path) 1.0%

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