University of Dayton School of Law

University of Dayton School of Law

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University of Dayton, one of only two Catholic schools in the region and the only one in Ohio, focuses on delivering a unique hands-on approach to the study of law. It also is one of a handful of schools to offer a hybrid program that mixes a significant amount of online education with in class hours. 

For regular students, they join a learning community in their first semester, which is a study group focusing on professionalism, academics and service led by a dean’s fellow. These groups provide new students with an instant support system from the first day of law school.

The school has partnered with Lexis, which is located in Dayton, to focus on cutting-edge legal technologies. It also partners with Emerson, which has built a facility on the university that focuses with the internet of things. It includes a mini office, home and restaurant where everything has sensors and is connected.

The hybrid J.D. program will blend online and on-campus instruction and start in August of 2019. The University of Dayton partnered with 2U, Inc. to develop and deliver the hybrid J.D. degree. Dayton law faculty will teach students through weekly live classes and faculty-developed interactive coursework on an online platform, and students will come to the University of Dayton campus for one week each semester for additional live classes and networking opportunities. Just as with the on-campus J.D. program, Law@Dayton will feature substantive exploration of legal doctrine as well as skill-based education to prepare students for the practice of law.

University of Dayton is on the smaller side, with an enrollment of around 410 students. It has a clinic focused on preparing students to practice in the areas of business and intellectual property law. The Entrepreneurship and Intellectual Property Law Clinic combines the law school’s emphasis on experiential learning and its expertise in IP law. The school also has a CyberLaw Center, a concentration in global corporate compliance and leadership training for select third-years.

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75th Percentile1523.41
25th Percentile1452.83
Financial Profile
Tuition Part-time
Living Expenses
Median grant$18000
Percent receiving grants85.00%
Estimated net tuition
Employment & Bar Exam Profile
Post-grad employment 82.60%
NJ Employment65.53
Bar Passage56.52%
Academic Profile
Alternative Dispute Resolution
Business, Corporate, Banking
Criminal Law and Procedure
Estate Planning
Family Law/Child & Family
Intellectual Property Law
Public Interest/Social Justice
Technology Law
Trial Advocacy