What will I learn?

An education at the University of Dayton School of Law will prepare you to make an impact anywhere. We teach students 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.

So, what's different about that? We believe the best way to learn is to learn by doing. So you'll work with legal professionals and observe the practical application of the legal theories you've been studying in school.

We think experiential learning is so important that we offer practical training in essential lawyering skills beginning in your first year, with our highly respected Legal Profession Program. You'll receive training in such important skills as accessing and understanding legal authority, and effectively communicating legal analysis. As a result, you'll have the chance to quickly develop the strong professional skills necessary to be effective and efficient.

Two-Year J.D. Program

Pursuing a law degree doesn't have to be a daunting task. If you are considering starting a new career as a lawyer or are facing the challenge of balancing your studies with the demands of family life, we have the answer: Our Two-Year J.D. Program.

The program allows you to begin law school in May and graduate with a degree conferral two years later. This means you save money, graduate sooner and can become employed faster with less disruption in the pursuit of your legal career.

Which department am I in?

School of Law

Study options

Full Time (2 years)

Tuition fees
US$16,898.00 per year
Start date

Expected May 2022

Venue

School of Law

Keller Hall ,

300 College Park,

DAYTON,

Ohio,

45469, United States

Full Time (2.5 years and 3 years)

Tuition fees
USD $35,003 based on 29 semester hours; USD $37,417 based on 31 semester hours
Start date

Expected August 2022

Venue

School of Law

Keller Hall ,

300 College Park,

DAYTON,

Ohio,

45469, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

In addition to a bachelor's degree from a recognized institution of higher learning, applicants should have exposure to a variety of research and analytical or critical methods during their undergraduate studies. Applicants should have earned a minimum of a 3.0 cumulative grade-point average on a 4.0 scale.

For international students

An international student seeking admission to any graduate program must have completed a minimum of 16 years of education, including the equivalent of a four-year bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution.

TOEFL - A minimum score of 80 on the Internet-based (IB) test or 550 on the paper-based test is required for full admission, IELTS - A minimum band score of 6.5 is required for full admission, PTE - A minimum score of 60 is required for full admission

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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