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Practice Makes Perfect. It also Makes Better Lawyers.
Our J.D. program will prepare you for anything and to make an impact anywhere. This preparation begins in your first year, with our highly regarded legal writing program, which will help you acquire the legal research and writing skills used in the practice of law today.
We’ve also incorporated digital lawyering into your law school experience to help you understand how technology is changing the way law is taught and practiced.
Our Two-Year J.D. Program helps you save time and begin your career sooner. It often attracts professionals considering a career change, anyone who wants to quickly begin a legal career, and those who must balance law school with the demands of family life.
Whether you spend two or three years at the University of Dayton School of Law, you’ll find the atmosphere to be challenging, yet collaborative and supportive.
An education at Dayton Law begins with our strong belief in what a lawyer is: a problem solver. Our students learn how to use their knowledge of the law as a tool to help people resolve their legal problems as well as community and global issues.
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Admitted Students to the School of Law
When you apply to the University of Dayton School of Law, our admissions committee not only considers your LSAT score and undergraduate GPA, but also your life experience, extracurricular and community activities, leadership skills, ability to overcome hardships, motivation and the breadth and depth of your skills and interests. We believe a well-rounded and diverse class contributes to a dynamic law school experience.
Please visit Admissions and Financial Aid for more information on the application process and financial aid. You may also find tuition, housing, and locker rental information.
Resources for Current Students
Beginning your first day of matriculation at the School of Law through graduation, the Registrar’s Office is responsible for your official record of enrollment and academic standing. Some of the services offered through the Registrar’s Office are completion of deferral forms/letters, administration of exams, registration, posting of grades, academic calendars, transcripts and diplomas just to name a few. We are here to provide clear, concise, and consistent information as well as efficient service to you.
Please visit the Registrar for registration information, academic calendars, accessing your schedule online, course descriptions, schedules and booklists. You may also find degree requirements, refund scales, exam and graduation information. The Registrar can help with credits earned in other universities, including the colleges of UD.
Faculty and Staff
The University of Dayton School of Law has a diverse, talented faculty and dedicated staff. Each faculty and staff member provides a unique contribution to the education of our students.
The Career Services Office at the University of Dayton School of Law is dedicated to offering students and alumni comprehensive career planning services. Our objective is to assist in the transition from law student to employed professional. Services and programs are created to facilitate career planning efforts and to maximize potential for employment.
The Career Services Office assists students and alumni with:
- Identifying career options
- Aligning career opportunities with individual interests and skill sets
- Determining a rewarding career path
- Developing successful job search techniques
- Securing rewarding summer and permanent employment
Services for Employers
The Career Services Office offers recruiting services free of charge to employers, students, and alumni. Employers have myriad avenues to recruit students, including on-campus interviewing, resume collection services, and direct contact postings. Employers may also post part-time and full-time job openings for our students and alumni.
Zimmerman Law Library
The Zimmerman Law Library is located in the heart of Keller Hall, the University of Dayton School of Law building. It provides the law school and undergraduate community — as well as lawyers, judges and the public — with ready access to more than 295,000 volumes of printed legal materials and microfilms, supporting research in Anglo-American, foreign, comparative and international law.
The law library is primarily a research facility and most library materials do not circulate. Numerous electronic resources are accessible in the law library, including the library’s catalog and legal databases. The law library shares its catalog with Roesch, the undergraduate library.
Among the most valuable resources of the Zimmerman Law Library is a staff of librarians available to assist students with effective legal research. Consultation with a reference librarian is available year-round.
Welcome, School of Law Alumni
The best measures of the quality of a law school are the achievements of its graduates. Our alumni are a distinctive group of legal professionals with careers spanning public and private business sectors, government and academia.
Dayton Law provides many opportunities for alumni and friends to stay involved in the life of the School of Law. From becoming an active member of the Alumni Association to attending a symposium on the latest trends in law, graduates and others in the legal community are invited to join us in continuing our tradition of excellence in legal education.
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