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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

1st

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

2nd

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.

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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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    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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    Videos

    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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    05.24.22

    Representatives from the United States Patent & Trademark Office plus discussions on NFTs and the future of sports, coaching clients through a data breach and what makes a good whistleblower highlight the University of Dayton School of Law's 31st annual Program in Law and Technology Seminar 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Friday, June 10, in Keller Hall.

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    Law 04.27.22

    The University of Dayton School of Law saw an increase in the number of its graduates getting hired, as it remained second among Ohio area law schools in an important jobs metric for the third straight year.

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    Law 05.09.22

    School of Law Dean Andrew Strauss challenged the Class of 2022 to commit to the continued pursuit of truth in their legal careers.

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    Law 05.23.22

    It is important that you see yourselves, and you help others see you, as problem solvers.

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    Law 02.16.22

    Sarah Covington put the skills she learned at the University of Dayton School of Law to use after finding out about an organ transplant issue that could impact her daughter.

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    Law 11.23.21

    UDSL teams won first and second place, along with taking home multiple awards for Best Attorney and Best Witness.

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    Law 12.13.21

    You can now listen to the first episode of "On The Witness Stand," a podcast hosted by School of Law Dean Andrew Strauss, which will feature in-depth interviews on the legal scholarship of UDSL faculty and others.

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    11.17.21

    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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    Law 07.28.21

    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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