Degree Requirements

The University of Dayton School of Law offers a full-time program to earn your Juris Doctor degree. You must complete a minimum of 90 credit hours to obtain a J.D. You can complete the program in either five or six semesters, and can begin classes in either the summer or fall semester. 

First Semester

Second Semester

Third Semester

Upper-Level Writing Requirement

Students must take one of the following courses:

Additional Upper-Level Requirement

ADR Requirement

Students must take one of the following courses:

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Students must complete 18 required courses, including an orientation, an externship, a capstone course or clinical experience, and 15 other core courses.

Prior to Beginning Classes

Introduction to Legal Studies and Professionalism - Orientation

FIRST YEAR - FIRST SEMESTER

FIRST YEAR - SECOND SEMESTER

UPPER LEVEL

ADR Requirement

Students must take one of the following courses:

 

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