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Legal Profession Program

Legal Research and Writing Program

Our Legal Profession Program is overseen and taught by a nationally and internationally recognized group of legal scholars and practitioners. 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 and allow for one-to-one input and feedback focusing on improving your lawyering skills. The assignments in these courses are designed to provide the skills needed and to prepare you for upper level classes, summer jobs, internships, externships, clinics, law review, moot court, and other co- and extra-curricular activities. Among the most practical classes, the Legal Profession courses also provide the foundation for the legal work you will do beyond law school.

In addition to these important first-year classes, the Legal Profession Program is designed to help you develop essential lawyering skills throughout the remainder of your legal studies. After your first year, you will continue to develop and refine your legal research, analysis, and  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