Utah Law Schools

Top Law Schools in Utah

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As one of the 50 states in the United States of America, Utah hosts 2 law schools that have national reputation. Check Countryaah to see a list of all towns, cities, and counties in the state of Utah. By clicking on links to each city, you can find high schools, colleges, and universities within Utah.

Brigham Young University J. Reuben Clark Law School

Joint degrees awarded: J.D./M.B.A.; J.D./M.A.C.C.; J.D./M.A. Education; J.D./M.P.A.

Student activities: BYU sponsors four student-edited journals and two skills oriented programs: the BYU Law Review; the BYU Journal of Public Law; the BYU Education and Law Journal; and the BYU International Law and Management Review; the moot court program, which teaches brief writing and appellate advocacy skills; and the trial advocacy program, which focuses on trial skills.

Address: 341 JRCB, Provo, UT 84602

University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law

Joint degrees awarded: J.D./M.B.A.; J.D./M.P.A.

Student activities: Please see: http://www.law.utah.edu/academic/utah-law-review/ http://www.law.utah.edu/academic/JLFS/ http://www.law.utah.edu/academic/JLREL/ http://www.law.utah.edu/academic/moot-court/

Address: 332 South 1400 East, Salt Lake City, UT 84112

Before you can study in any of the above 2 law programs in Utah, you will need to take the Law School Admissions Test. The exam dates throughout the year are also provided on the site.

Utah Overview

Utah, a mountain state of the western United States; 219,902 km2, 2.8 million (2010), of which 86% are white. Nickname: The Beehive State. Utah’s history is linked to the Mormons, who, under the leadership of Brigham Young, colonized the area near the capital of Salt Lake City in 1847. Following the abandonment of the lands of Mexico in 1848, Utah became a Union Territory and became the United States’ 45th state in 1896. Still today most residents are members of the Mormon Church, whose influence characterizes both business and culture, politics and education. Check searchforpublicschools for public primary and high schools in Utah.

Although birth rates and population growth have long been among the highest in the country, most of Utah is sparsely populated. Almost 4/5 of the residents are concentrated in urban areas Salt Lake City- Ogden and Provo -Orem, both of which border the Great Basin along highway I-15 between Idaho and Arizona. The rest are distributed to small towns, for example Elsinore with descendants of Danish immigrants.

While agriculture and mining were formerly the leading industries, the economy has become more broad-spectrum after World War II. Of great importance are the aerospace, pharmaceutical and food industries, as well as a rapidly growing computer industry. Agriculture occupies almost half of the acreage, most of it in the form of grazing areas (cattle, sheep) and irrigation farms with fodder crops, cereals and vegetables. The most important mining products are oil, gas and coal, as well as uranium, copper and alloys (beryllium, molybdenum), which are mainly mined in Bingham Canyon.

Apart from the high plateau Great Basin to the west, with the lakes Utah Lake and Great Salt Lake, the landscape is part of the Rocky Mountains. This applies, for example, to the Wasatch Range mountain range, which near Ogden and Salt Lake City contains some of the country’s most sought after ski resorts, and the Uinta Mountains towards the NE with the highest point, Kings Peak (4126 m); furthermore, the Colorado Plateau, whose erosional landscapes can be experienced in Glen Canyon and Canyonlands, Arches, Capitol Reef, Bryce Canyon and Zion National Parks. The parks belong to the federal state, which incl. military test areas, forests and Native American reserves (navajo, ute) manage 62% of the area. The climate is affected by the altitude differences, but is generally dry and sunny with hot summers and cold winters. Main river is Colorado River with dam Lake Powell on the Arizona border.

Utah Law Schools