Commitment to Diversity
The University of Dayton School of Law is committed to encouraging people of diverse backgrounds and experiences to join our student body. As a Law School Admission Council (LSAC)-member school, we support and participate in LSAC's DiscoverLaw programs.
Last year, our entering class consisted of approximately 37 percent females and 15 percent ethnic minorities. Their ages range from 20 to 54, and they come from over 25 different states and 1 different countries. There are 101 different colleges and 67 majors represented by each entering class. Approximately 6 to 12 percent of each incoming class has an advanced degree.
Annually, we award a significant number of Legal Opportunity Scholarships for our entering and continuing students based on their diverse backgrounds and interests. Students may participate in programs such as the Minority Summer Judicial Clerkship Program, Minority Summer Externship Program and in regional minority career fairs. With support from the faculty, fellow students and the administration, student organizations such as the Black Law Student Association, Asian Law Student Association, the Environmental Law Society, the Christian Legal Society and Phi Alpha Delta, to name just a few, support and encourage students of all backgrounds and interests.
Our Academic Excellence Program, which is open to all entering students, assists in helping students adjust to the rigors of law school and provides helpful information on studying and exam-taking. Our Nondiscrimination Policy is critical to our mission in emphasizing the educational and social enrichment that diversity brings to the School of Law, the community and the legal profession.