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We're a law school on the rise with a welcoming atmosphere, a commitment to providing practical legal training and the flexibility to offer you a variety of ways to earn your degree.

Decide on the J.D. Program that best fits your needs, whether it's a Traditional J.D., our Two-Year J.D. or our Online Hybrid J.D.

By The Numbers


tied for the largest jump among law schools in the 2022 U.S. News & World Report Best Graduate Schools rankings


out of 10 Ohio-area law schools in employment in bar pass required and J.D. advantage positions for the Class of 2020

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See what makes the University of Dayton School of Law a special place to earn your law degree.

Take a Virtual Tour

See what makes the University of Dayton School of Law a special place to earn your law degree.

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  • Discover Dayton Law

    See what our students say about their time in law school and learn more about what you can expect.

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    A Faster Way to a Law Degree

    See how you can save time and money by getting your law degree in only two years.

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    Take Classes Online

    See how our Online Hybrid J.D. combines live online classes and interactive coursework with week-long learning experiences on campus.

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    Program Spotlight

    Human Rights Collaborative

    Find out how you can transform lives through our partnership with the UD Human Rights Center.

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    Leadership Honors Program

    Discover how you can be in the next generation of lawyer-leaders with our Leadership Honors Program.

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    Program In Law & Technology

    See how you can be at the forefront of the law and technology with our cutting-edge courses.

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    Get the Best View

    Don't just read about Dayton Law. Check out a few of our many videos about life at the law school and see for yourself the exciting opportunities that await.

    Training Programs

    Intellectual Property Training

    Designed to help onboard scientific researchers and contracting officers across the research, technology and defense industries, this online training teaches the knowledge and skills necessary for protecting intellectual property and securing data rights.

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    Law 03.30.21
    University of Dayton School of Law Now Tied As The Fastest Rising Law School In America

    UDSL tied for the largest jump among law schools in the 2022 U.S. News & World Report rankings.

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    Law 08.18.21
    Law School Golf Outing Gets New Format But Has Same Purpose

    Golfers will have a shot at a number of new prizes, but the goal is still to raise money for Dayton Law scholarships.

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    Law 07.28.21
    How A Law Degree Can Be Just What The Doctor Ordered

    Ethan Nkana ’13 has used his experience at the University of Dayton School of Law to create a unique agency that helps doctors across the country.

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    Law 06.02.21
    UD Law Students Help Dayton Police Reform Effort

    Students got invaluable experience providing legal research and analysis for the city’s Police Reform Working Groups.

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    Cyber technology, intellectual property innovation subject of law school's Program in Law Technology virtual seminar June 11

    "Exploring the Future of Cyber Technology and Intellectual Property Innovation" will be the subject of the University of Dayton School of Law's 30th annual Program in Law and Technology Seminar held online 8:30 a.m.  to 3:30 p.m. Friday, June 11.

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    Law 04.30.21
    Dayton Law 2nd in Ohio in Job Numbers, Among Top Quarter of All Law Schools

    The School of Law improved on its previous year’s job numbers, even as the national law school employment average went down.

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    Law 04.19.21
    Leadership Honors Law Students Making a Difference One Job at a Time

    Students in the School of Law’s Leadership Honors Program are helping returning citizens find employment.

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    If you have devices connected to the Internet, this book about legal pitfalls of the Internet of Things is for you

    With Wi-Fi seemingly around most every corner; devices in our hands, bodies, cars and homes connected to the Internet; and questions about the reliability and security of this connectivity, it's inevitable the "Internet of Things" will be the subject of legal battles. A new book by University of Dayton law professor Thaddeus Hoffmeister will help anyone with legal questions and issues about connected devices.

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