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McGreal to Step Down as Law Dean
Paul McGreal, dean of the University of Dayton's School
of Law, has decided to step down at the end of his
four-year term on June 30, 2015, and return to the faculty.

Kermit Lowery Named as ABA 2014 Pro Bono
Publico Award Recipient
The American Bar Association Standing Committee
on Pro Bono and Public Service will honor 1984 UDSL
graduate Kermit F. Lowery with the 2014 Pro Bono
Publico Award on Aug. 9.

School of Law Honors Alumni & Friends

Positive Legal Outcome

Other UDSL News:

Welcome Fall Students

25th Annual Kessler Golf Tournament

36th Annual Dean's Classic
Softball Tournament

Ohio Bar Celebration Luncheon

25th Anniversary of the
Legal Profession Program

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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.  

You’ll gain vital practical experience through 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.  

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.  

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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.

If you're ready to challenge the conventions of what it means to be a lawyer, then discover what the University of Dayton School of Law has to offer you. Apply for free today »

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.

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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.  

» School of Law Registrar's Office

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.

Career Services

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.

Contact Us

University of Dayton School of Law
300 College Park
Dayton, OH 45469-2772

Office Hours
Weekdays: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Office of the Dean
203 Keller Hall
Phone: 937-229-3795
Fax: 937-229-4769

School of Law Communications
203 Keller Hall
Phone: 937-229-3342

Academic Success Program
15 Keller Hall
Phone: 937-229-3486

Admissions and Financial Aid
112 Keller Hall
Phone: 937-229-3555
Fax: 937-229-4194

Career Services
210 Keller Hall
Phone: 937-229-3215
Fax: 937-229-4772

External Relations
203 Keller Hall
Phone: 937-229-3793
Fax: 937-229-4769


Law Clinic
1 Keller Hall
Phone: 937-229-4061
Fax: 937-229-4066

LL.M. and M.S.L. Programs
Susan Wawrose, director, LL.M. and M.S.L. Programs
Phone: 937-229-2235

Program in Law & Technology
Michael Jacobs, Distinguished Practitioner in Residence
Phone: 937-229-4603

Registrar's Office
203 Keller Hall
Phone: 937-229-4187
Fax: 937-229-4769

Student Affairs
203 Keller Hall
Phone: 937-229-4734

Technology Office
415 Keller Hall
Phone: 937-229-4783

Zimmerman Law Library
212 Keller Hall
Phone: 937-229-2314

Contact the University of Dayton School of Law

300 College Park
Dayton, OH 45469-2760
Phone: 937-229-3555