COLLEGE OF LAW

COLLEGE OF LAW

Dean: Robert Adler | (801) 581-6571 | robert.adler@law.utah.edu
Director of Development: Kevin Carrillo | (801) 585-5500 | kevin.carrillo@law.utah.edu

Established in 1913, the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law is nationally recognized for its outstanding academic reputation, stellar faculty, small student population, low student-to-faculty ratio, and innovative curriculum. U.S. News and World Report consistently ranks the College of Law among the top tier law schools in the nation and 9th-lowest for average student debt upon graduation. The Wallace Stegner Center remains in the top 10 environmental programs in the country. National Jurist magazine named the College among the best value law schools in the country and 15th for practical training. More than 93% of law students at the University of Utah participate in one or more of the available clinical programs, and together with volunteer service hours through our Pro Bono Initiative, last year provided over 45,000 hours to public interest work, more than double the national average of service hours for law students.

 

The College of Law has identified the following funding priorities for the Imagine New Heights campaign:

  • Scholarship donations so that the college can recruit a highly qualified and diverse student body and students can graduate with lower student loan debt.
  • Seed funding for campus and community incubator programs that would provide professional development and job placement programs. These incubator programs provide valuable training for students and critical legal services to the community.
  • Support for faculty research so that our faculty can continue to be on the frontline of critical scholarly legal research for many of the pressing issues in our society today.
  • Contributions to the Wallace Stegner Center to support one of the top 10 environmental and natural resources law programs in the country. The center focuses on programs and scholarship that highlight understanding today’s critical environmental challenges, increase public understanding, and promote dialogue about how to live within environmental limits.
  • Donations to the Center for Law and Biomedical Sciences (LABS) to support programs, activities, and student fellowships. The center engages in extensive collaborative research projects and public programs with the School of Medicine and other departments in health sciences.
  • Contributions to the Pro Bono Initiative and clinical program to provide critical unmet legal needs to community members who otherwise lack access to justice on a wide range of issues and needs. It also offers students hands-on learning experiences under the supervision of practicing attorneys.