Closing Argument

Issue: Winter 2022

Princeton Review names S.J. Quinney College of Law among best law schools in the nation

The University of Utah S.J. Quinney College Law is one of the nation’s most outstanding law schools, according to new survey results released by The Princeton Review today.  The education services company includes the College of Law in the release of its “Best Law Schools 2021” rankings.

The College of Law notably received praise for its diverse demographic of students, including non-traditional students.

"Every one of the 164 law schools we chose for our 2021 Best Law Schools project offers outstanding academics," said Rob Franek, The Princeton Review's editor in chief. "We report law school ranking lists in 14 categories—instead of a mega-list, solely based on academics—for one reason: to help applicants identify the law school best for them. Our lists name schools that are stand-outs on matters law school applicants have told us are important to them—from career prospects to campus culture distinctions."

The Princeton Review's Best Law Schools rankings for 2021 are based on data from the company's surveys of 14,000 students attending 164 law schools and of administrators at the schools. The student surveys were conducted during the 2019-2020, 2018–19, and 2017–18 academic years. The 80-question survey (completed at asked students about their schools’ academics, student body, and campus life, and about their own career plans. On average, 85 students at each law school were surveyed. The surveys of administrators at the schools were conducted in 2019-2020. Only schools that participate in The Princeton Review's administrator and student survey for this project are eligible for consideration for the ranking lists. Information about the methodology for the rankings can be found at

University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law Dean Elizabeth Kronk Warner said the rankings reflect the strong legal training and opportunities students have available to them at one of the premier law schools in the West.