School of Law in Chicago

Network in Chicago

Chicago is the third largest city in the United States with a population of nearly 3 million people.1 With more than 6,0002 University of Dayton alumni in the area, students and graduates from the American Bar Association (ABA)-approved Online Hybrid Juris Doctor (J.D.) program can connect with alumni and participate in local University events.

Career and Salary Outlook in Chicago

Between 2016 and 2026, employment opportunities for lawyers in Illinois are projected to grow 8%.3

The average annual wage for lawyers in the Chicago metro area is $148,260 — higher than the national average of $141,890.4

Upcoming Events in Chicago

Events are a great way to meet fellow students and graduates, and stay connected to the University. Alumni volunteers in Chicago host local activities including game-night viewings and socials, community service projects, and networking and career development opportunities.

Learn more about the Chicago Alumni Community and upcoming events.

Additional Ways to Stay Connected

No matter how you choose to stay involved in Chicago’s School of Law community, your contribution will be appreciated by your fellow classmates and future students. Below is a list of additional ways you can stay connected.

Alumni Association – An organization designed to foster community and promote the active involvement of alumni. All graduates from the University’s School of Law are automatically members of the Alumni Association.

Law Alumni Directory – A tool for alumni to find and connect with former classmates and other graduates from around the country.

Alumni Weekend – The largest event that the Alumni Association sponsors; all alumni are invited to bring their families to Dayton to catch up with faculty and friends.

Learn more about services for alumni at the School of Law.

Why Law@Dayton?

Law@Dayton allows you to earn a J.D. online from anywhere in Chicago or around the country. Delivered by the School of Law, the program offers the nation’s third ABA-approved hybrid online program that prepares you to sit for the bar exam and pursue a career as a licensed lawyer in Chicago.

Earn Your J.D. Online While Living in Chicago

Learn how Dayton’s Online Hybrid J.D. program prepares you for a career as a confident lawyer in Chicago.