The Online Hybrid J.D. From the University of Dayton
The Online Hybrid J.D. From the University of Dayton
The Online Hybrid J.D. From the University of Dayton


Committed to providing greater access to a quality legal education, the University of Dayton School of Law (UDSL) offers an American Bar Association (ABA)-accredited Online Hybrid J.D. that combines the flexibility of online learning with valuable in-person experiences.

Upon completion of the online program, you will be prepared to sit for the bar exam in most states and pursue a career as a lawyer who uses the law to benefit society.

UDSL is ranked #2 out of 10 Ohio-area law schools in employment in bar pass required and J.D. advantage positions.1

UDSL is tied for #1 for the largest jump among law schools in the 2022 U.S. News & World Report rankings.2

The Hybrid Learning Experience

In less than four years, you can earn your Juris Doctor from anywhere while maintaining your professional and personal commitments.

Taught by School of Law faculty who are experts in the legal field, the comprehensive curriculum combines the traditional Socratic method exercised in classrooms with an innovative online experience. Dive into key subjects that every attorney must master, such as civil procedure, constitutional law, evidence, torts, contracts and criminal law.

As an Online Hybrid J.D. student, you will:

  • Attend live, face-to-face sessions with classmates and faculty, allowing you to ask questions in real time.
  • Engage in interactive video classes and conversations modeling the Socratic method.
  • Study cases in depth through professionally produced online course materials.
  • Deepen your understanding of course content during 10 in-person learning sessions on our Dayton, Ohio, campus.

Apply the skills you’ve gained during a real-world legal setting externship—which can be completed over the course of two semesters—in your legal career.

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1American Bar Association Required Disclosures: Graduate Employment Data. (2020). American Bar Association. Accessed June 29, 2021: Ranking calculated using the full-time employment in bar pass 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

2University of Dayton School of Law Now Tied as the Fastest Rising Law School in America. (2021). Dayton Docket. Accessed July 20, 2021: to footnote reference