Earn Your J.D. From the University of Dayton’s ABA-Approved Online Hybrid ProgramEarn Your J.D. From the University of Dayton’s ABA-Approved Online Hybrid ProgramEarn Your J.D. From the University of Dayton’s ABA-Approved Online Hybrid Program
Join Our Tradition of Innovation in Legal Education
The University of Dayton School of Law is proud to offer our Juris Doctor (J.D.) program in an online hybrid format so that more students across the country can pursue their goal of becoming a lawyer.
Approved by the American Bar Association (ABA), the program features a practical curriculum that prepares practice-ready graduates to sit for the bar exam in most states.
During your four years as a student, you’ll experience our innovative approach to legal education as you attend weekly live, online classes; complete interactive online coursework; and visit us on campus for intensive in-person learning experiences, known as Get REAL weekends.
Become Part of Our Tradition of Innovation
Since our founding in 1922, the University of Dayton School of Law has worked hard to provide aspiring lawyers with greater access to a high-quality legal education. We are constantly developing and refining our programs to meet the needs of students so that they can apply the law to benefit people in their communities.
The Online Hybrid J.D. program is just the latest example of our tradition of innovation. We are nationally recognized for:
Building the nation’s first fully wired law school in 1997, leading legal education’s charge into the digital age.
Offering a unique and highly successful accelerated J.D. option since 2006, recognizing that legal education is not one-size-fits-all.
Providing a cutting-edge Legal Profession Program, which provides advanced training in legal research and writing based on what employers tell us they want.
Through our Online Hybrid J.D. program, students no longer have to uproot their lives to come to us. We are bringing law school to them. And we believe that greater access to legal education will help communities throughout America.”
Andrew Strauss, Dean, University of Dayton School of Law
Learn With Peers and Faculty Both Online and On Campus
As a student in the Online Hybrid J.D. program, you’ll experience the richness of our supportive community through a combination of online and in-person experiences. You will be fully connected to the University of Dayton School of Law as you pursue your J.D. degree.
Discuss and debate cases and policies in depth during live, online classes.
The online platform puts you face-to-face with peers and faculty, allowing you to fully experience the Socratic method, engage in collaborative learning with your classmates and receive instant feedback.
Deepen your understanding during on-campus learning sessions.
With our online hybrid approach, you’ll visit the University of Dayton a total of 10 times while enrolled to network with faculty and classmates in person and to participate in simulation-driven classes designed to test your ability to use your knowledge of the law to solve client problems.
Engage through hands-on coursework that challenges you to connect what you know with what you need to know.
You’ll have 24/7 access to interactive video classes, readings and other resources that build your knowledge of key legal doctrines.
Build your skills with co-curricular activities.
As a student in our online hybrid program, you may have the opportunity to join our Mock Trial and Moot Court teams as well as our Law Review.
Postgraduate LL.M. Degree Program
5+ Focus Areas Available
We offer all Online Hybrid J.D. program graduates the chance to earn a Master of Laws (LL.M.) at no additional cost. The 30-credit LL.M. degree program can help you build expertise in a particular legal area, pursue specialized practice opportunities or simply explore additional areas of the law that may interest you.
Enter with advanced standing.
Online Hybrid J.D. program graduates qualify for a variety of credit waivers and transfers, meaning they may only need to complete 12 credits total.
Keep learning at no extra cost.
As part of our mission to support your long-term growth as an attorney, we’ve made this program free for Online Hybrid J.D. program graduates.
Choose Your Focus Area Select one of the areas listed below or create your own.
Applied Business Law
Academic: You’ve earned a J.D.
Pacing: You’re able to complete all credits within two years of graduation.
Location: You’re able to attend some courses in person on campus.
Pursue a Rewarding Career as a Lawyer
Learn more about our Online Hybrid J.D. program and how it prepares you to serve your community.