University of Dayton Hybrid Juris Doctor (J.D.) | Online

Created by the University of Dayton School of Law (UDSL) for aspiring attorneys who need a flexible schedule.
  • ABA-Accredited Program — The School of Law was one of the first in the nation to earn a variance approval from the American Bar Association.
  • Online-Hybrid Format — Benefit from in-person and online learning opportunities, study wherever you are and keep working full time.
  • Transfer Students Accepted — Students who have successfully completed their first year of law school with an ABA-accredited institution are eligible.

Join a Community on the Rise


for the largest jump in the 2022 U.S. News & World Report law school rankings (tie)1


out of 10 Ohio-area law schools in bar-passage-required and J.D.-advantage positions2


years to complete

The Online Hybrid J.D. program provides the foundational legal information you need to sit for the bar exam in most states and pursue a career as a lawyer.

You can expect a combination of online and in-person instruction: Over the course of four years, you will attend live online classes, complete interactive online coursework, and get to know your on-campus community during 10 Get Relevant Experience and Applied Learning (REAL) Intensives.

  • Participate in Socratic dialogues during live online classes
  • Complete a semester-long, 192-hour externship
  • Attend 10 immersive on-campus Get REAL Intensives

During the program, you will complete a capstone course, a semester-long law externship and a bar preparation course, which provide practical hands-on experience as well as exam preparation resources at key points throughout the curriculum.

You will benefit from real-time interaction with School of Law faculty members, who are experienced educators, legal scholars and practitioners in the field. You will also have full access to law librarians and career services specialists through the online platform.

Take the Next Step Toward Becoming a Lawyer

1University of Dayton School of Law Now Tied as the Fastest Rising Law School in America (2021), Dayton Docket. Accessed July 20, 2021.arrow_upwardReturn to footnote reference

2American Bar Association Required Disclosures: Graduate Employment Data (2020), American Bar Association. Accessed June 29, 2021. Ranking calculated using the full-time employment in bar-passage-required or J.D.-advantage positions of on-campus students from 10 Ohio-area schools, including UDSL and the nine law schools in closest proximity to UDSL.arrow_upwardReturn to footnote reference