Complete Your J.D. in 2 Years

Pursuing a law degree doesn't have to be a daunting task. If you are considering starting a new career as a lawyer, or are facing the challenge of balancing your studies with the demands of family life, we have the answer: Our Two-Year J.D. Program.

The program allows you to begin law school in May and graduate with a degree conferral two years later. This means you save money, graduate sooner and can become employed faster with less disruption in the pursuit of your legal career.

Two-Year J.D. Schedule

Begin classes in May 2016 and graduate in May 2018:

1st semester (May–Aug.): 16 credits
2nd semester: 15 credits
3rd semester: 15-18 credits
Summer term: 5-13 credits*
4th semester: 12-18 credits
5th semester: 12-18 credits

*The more credits taken during the summer term, the fewer semesters needed of 18 credit hours.

Program Benefits

Same Rigorous Curriculum — Just Faster

As a student in our Two-Year J.D. Program, you'll take the same rigorous courses as those earning their degree in three years. You also have the same opportunities to participate in experiential-learning programs, including our required Externship Program and Law Clinic, which allow you to work with real clients with real legal needs and receive essential hands-on training. You can also take advantage of extracurricular activities such as Law ReviewMoot Court and participate in student service and academic organizations.

Save Time and Money

By completing law school in two years, you can save on a year of living expenses and borrowing costs. 

More Attention

The summer class is smaller so you'll receive our faculty’s undivided attention and focus, and experience the kind of lively and stimulating classroom discussions only a small class can offer.

Need yet another option?

2½-Year Program (with Fall Start)

You can graduate in two and half years, at a pace slightly quicker than our traditional three-year program. This means you can begin classes in August 2016 and complete law school in December 2018.

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School of Law

Keller Hall 
300 College Park 
Dayton, Ohio 45469 - 2772