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Legal Profession Program

Legal Research and Writing Program

Our Legal Profession Program, which celebrated its 30th anniversary in the 2018-2019 academic year, has been ranked in the Top 25 legal writing programs by U.S. News and World Report.

The program is a comprehensive two-semester, six-credit-hour sequence that you will take during your first year at the School of Law. These courses are devoted to building the legal research, analysis and writing skills used in today's law practice. They also focus on the development of cultural humility and competence, professionalism, and ethics.

Classes meet in small groups led by experienced full-time faculty who are at the forefront of trends in legal writing and research.

Our efforts to help you develop essential lawyering skills continue throughout the remainder of your legal studies. After your first year, you will continue to develop and refine your communication skills in other courses like Appellate Practice and Procedure, Transactional Drafting and in a capstone course during your final year of legal studies.


School of Law

Keller Hall
300 College Park
Dayton, Ohio 45469 - 2760