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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 Accelerated J.D. or our Online Hybrid J.D.

By The Numbers


out of all U.S. law schools for the largest jump in entering class median GPA between 2015 and 2022


out of 10 Ohio-area law schools in employment in bar pass required and J.D. advantage positions for the Class of 2021

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School of Law

Keller Hall
300 College Park
Dayton, Ohio 45469 - 2760

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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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    What To Expect In Law School

    Watch this video to hear from students about what you should know before entering law school.

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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 03.28.23

    See how Michele Reynolds is able to balance law classes with her role as a legislator.

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    Law 03.15.23

    See why Simeon Lyons ’19 decided to use his law degree to serve in the U.S. Army JAG Corps.

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    Law 01.11.23

    See how 3L Chelcie Barnett’s interests in science and the law led her to the School of Law’s Hanley Sustainability Collaborative.

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    Law 02.08.23

    See why it’s what came with the scholarship that really got Katie Wilkie’s attention.

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    Faruki PLL, CareSource, the Dayton Legal Heritage Foundation of The Dayton Foundation and Advocates for Basic Legal Equality, Inc. have joined the University of Dayton School of Law’s Flyer Legal Pathways Program to recruit underrepresented and underserved students to law school; and provide them full law school tuition, a $15,000 stipend for living expenses, mentors, summer clerkships and a job following graduation.

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    Law 01.04.23

    See how Daniel Rafferty ’22 is starting his legal career clerking for a unique court.

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    Law 11.09.22

    See how the strong connections one graduate made while at the University of Dayton School of Law helped her get exactly where she wanted to go.

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    Law 10.19.22

    Taylor Gillespie ‘20 combined the skills she learned as a rower with her passion for the law to chart a course to a job where she can make a difference.

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    Law 09.07.22

    Emma Compton '20 is using what she learned in law school to help the NFL franchise score victories off the field as well.

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    Law 09.30.22

    The law school first opened in the fall of 1922 and while that iteration of Dayton Law would only last a little more than 10 years, it laid the groundwork for what was to come later.

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