We value your feedback.

Consistent with the Marianist tradition to educate the whole person, the University of Dayton School of Law welcomes students’ feedback about our policies, programs, and services to make changes that contribute to students’ success and professional development.  

A variety of formal processes exist at Dayton Law to resolve issues that students may encounter. There are specific processes for grade reviews, reports of discrimination and/or harassment, and allegations of non-compliance with the ABA accreditation standards.

Occasionally, law students will encounter a problem at Dayton Law and there are no specific procedures for resolution. Should this happen, students should first try to resolve the problem by discussing it with those most involved with the issue. Many problems are resolved when a student makes an appointment with a faculty or staff member and calmly and honestly discusses her/his frustrations and/or concerns.

Give Us Your Feedback Online


A. Filing a Report

If you have a compliment, complaint or suggestion relating to the delivery of academic or administrative services or the provision of support services, please contact us using the Online Feedback Report Form here.

Alternatively, feedback may be submitted in writing and include a clear description of the issue and description of the efforts to resolve the concern, if appropriate. Reports should be directed to the following address:

University of Dayton School of Law
Attn: Associate Dean Lori Shaw
Keller Hall – Suite 203
300 College Park Drive
Dayton, OH 45469-2772 

Because this system is designed to provide an individual response to every formal written report filed, students may not file an anonymous report using this system.  If your report is of the nature that requires anonymity, you should schedule a meeting with the
Associate Dean for Academic Affairs


B. Responding to an Online Report

When a report has been submitted in accordance with section A above, the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs shall investigate as soon as possible, but in no event later than 20 business days after the submission of the report. The Associate Dean for Academic Affairs shall attempt to respond to the report, if possible, within the 20 business day period. If a response is not possible, the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs may refer the matter to the appropriate administrator, administrative body, or an administrative official designated by the Dean (the “Dean’s designate”). 

If referral of the report is made as referenced above, the administrator, administrative body or Dean’s designate shall attempt to respond to the report as soon as possible, but in no event later than 20 business days after referral by the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs.

Upon completing the investigation of the report, the School of Law shall communicate its response and, if appropriate, its intended actions via email.


C. Appeal Process

If the student reporter is dissatisfied with the outcome or resolution, that individual has the right to appeal the decision. The student reporter should submit his/her written comments in a timely manner to the Dean of the Law School via email, but in no case more than two weeks after communication to the student reporter of the findings of the investigation. The Dean’s decision shall be communicated to the student reporter and the investigator(s) within 20 business days and shall be final.

Grade Reviews

There is a presumption that each faculty member exercises good faith, prudence and due care in grading examinations and papers. Therefore, after submission a course grade is subject to review only as follows:

(1) Arithmetic and Clerical Errors

Each student has the right to obtain verification of the arithmetic and clerical accuracy of the grade. Arithmetic errors include only mathematical errors, and erroneous plotting of a grade (such as awarding a C+ for a total score of l27 when any established curve included scores of l23 through l30 as B-). Clerical errors are mistakes in the transcription of a grade. Awarding additional points is neither an arithmetic error nor a clerical error. If the verification procedure reveals an error warranting a change of grade, the change will be made upon the approval of the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs.

(2) Other Errors

In all other cases, the extent of grade review is within the discretion of the course instructor. A change in grade is appropriate only when the change is (1) justified and (2) fair to other students.

Such changes will be made only at the request of the course instructor, the affirmative recommendation of the Appeals Committee, and the approval of the Dean.  See University of Dayton Policy Manual, section 5(g), p. 30.

Reports of Harassment and/or Discrimination

The University takes reports of harassment and discrimination seriously and is committed to handling reports in a respectful and timely manner. To report incidents of harassment, including but not limited to sexual violence, and discrimination that you believe may be in violation of the University of Dayton's Discrimination and Anti-Harassment Policy, you can file a report here.

Student Complaints Implicating Compliance with the ABA Standards

The University of Dayton School of Law (UDSL) is accredited by the American Bar Association (ABA). As an ABA accredited school, UDSL is subject to the ABA Standards for Approval of Law Schools. The ABA Standards may be found on the ABA’s webpage. For complaints pertaining specifically to allegations of significant problem(s) that directly implicate the school’s program of legal education and compliance with the ABA’s Accreditation standards.  The procedures for filing complaints pertaining specifically to allegations of significant problem(s) that directly implicate the school’s program of legal education and compliance with the ABA’s Accreditation standards can be accessed here.

Contact Us

School of Law

Keller Hall 
300 College Park 
Dayton, Ohio 45469 - 2772

937-229-3555