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

ABA-Approved

Committed to providing greater access to a quality legal education, the University of Dayton School of Law 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.


89% of first-time test-takers who graduated from the University of Dayton passed the Ohio bar exam in July 2019. 1


89% of first-time test-takers who graduated from the University of Dayton passed the Ohio bar exam in July 2019. 1

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 your learnings in a real-world legal setting during a semester-long externship.

To learn more about how the Online Hybrid J.D. program can help you pursue a rewarding career as a lawyer, request information.

1 All July 2019 Ohio bar exam first-time test-takers from the University of Dayton were graduates of the on-campus program, Law School Tabulations: Ohio July 2019 Bar Exam. Return to footnote reference