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most improved bar passage rate in the country for Class of 2019 first-time takers according to ABA numbers listed in preLaw Magazine.


out of 10 Ohio-area law schools in employment in bar pass required and J.D. advantage positions for the Class of 2019


out of 10 Ohio-area law schools in bar passage for July 2019 first-time takers

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    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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    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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    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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    Law 01.26.21
    Two Dayton Law Students Compete in Diversity Case Competition

    The two 1Ls got a chance to put into practice what they’ve learned so far in law school.

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    Law 12.01.20
    Two Dayton Law Students Take Home Honors In Ohio Attorney General’s Mock Trial Competition

    3L Zion Savory won Best Attorney, while 3L Khandice Lofton was awarded Best Witness.

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    Law 11.23.20
    Dayton Law Adjunct Professor Sworn-In as Federal District Court Judge

    Judge Michael Newman teaches classes and mentors students at the School of Law.

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    Humanities and Social Sciences 11.02.20
    University of Dayton launches five-year bachelor’s and law degree program for philosophy majors in Core program

    University of Dayton students in the Core program who major in philosophy can now complete an undergraduate and law degree in five years through a new partnership with the University’s School of Law.

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    Law 10.07.20
    Dayton Law Student Wins Award At Major Healthcare Competition

    Online Hybrid J.D. student Sarah Covington and her team finished second at MIT’s Grand Hack.

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    Law 09.21.20
    Former Colombian Constitutional Court Justice and Prominent Constitutional Law Scholar Joins Dayton Law Faculty

    Professor Carlos Bernal is excited to share his experience as a Justice and expertise in constitutional law with students.

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    Law 08.21.20
    Anti-Racism Faculty Resolution

    Read the Anti-Racism Resolution Passed by the University of Dayton School of Law Faculty

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    Law 06.22.20
    Dayton Law Number One In The Country In Bar Passage Improvement

    The University of Dayton School of Law was listed as the school with the country's biggest rise in bar passage rate in the Spring 2020 issue of preLaw Magazine.

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    Law 06.15.20
    Dayton Law Second in Ohio in Job Numbers

    The University of Dayton School of Law continues to show strong results when it comes to graduates getting jobs.

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