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School of Law

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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.

A New Direction

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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 once-a-semester weekend 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 professor elected to Inter-American Commission on Human Rights

    The Organization of American States elected University of Dayton School of Law Professor Carlos Bernal to its Inter-American Commission on Human Rights.

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    From sea to shining sea and across the pond, online law student example of program's reach anywhere, anytime

    What most call flyover country, University of Dayton law student Andrew Ferguson calls a classroom. What many would confuse for the lyrics of Johnny Cash's "I've Been Everywhere" are places Ferguson has attended class in the Law@Dayton program, one of the nation's first online hybrid J.D. programs.

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    Flyer Legal Promise provides full law school tuition, $15,000 stipend, job after graduation

    Dayton law firms Thompson Hine and Taft Law are teaming with the University of Dayton School of Law to recruit underrepresented and underserved students to law school and the legal profession. The Flyer Legal Promise Program will provide two students full law school tuition, a $15,000 stipend for living expenses, mentors, summer clerkships and a job at one of the firms following graduation. 

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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 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 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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