S.J. Quinney College of Law


J.D. in Law

Program Purpose

The University of Utah Juris Doctor program trains leaders to confront the issues of our time. University of Utah J.D. recipients are prepared to practice law, resolve conflict, manage legal risk, and promote the cause of justice.

Learning Outcomes

  • Critical Thinking Skills
  • Effective oral and written communication
  • Understanding of the law and legal institutions
  • A commitment to the ethical use of law in society.
  • These competencies are learned and applied throughout the J.D. curriculum, which includes a broad spectrum of courses and programs. These courses train students in the laws relating to business, the constitution, crime, the environment, the international community, legislation, natural resources, property, torts and many more aspects of human life. We have an integrated clinical program that provides live and simulated opportunities for students to assume an attorney role and to study that role in the classroom. We publish a student-edited legal journal. And students have the opportunity to learn through participation in moot court, trial advocacy, negotiation, and other forms of student lawyering competitions.