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Created by the University of Dayton School of Law (UDSL) for aspiring attorneys who need a flexible schedule.Created by the University of Dayton School of Law (UDSL) for aspiring attorneys who need a flexible schedule.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

#1

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

#2

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

4

years to complete

The ABA-Approved Online Hybrid J.D. Program

The University of Dayton School of Law’s 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. The program takes four years to complete and is delivered in an innovative format offering more flexibility with your professional and personal commitments.

Earn an Esteemed J.D. in a Hybrid Format

  • Live, Online Class — Learn directly from School of Law faculty during online, face-to-face sessions.
  • Interactive Online Coursework — Study cases in depth through professionally produced course materials.
  • On-Campus Learning Sessions — Deepen your understanding with in-person intensives in Dayton, Ohio.

You will have full access to law librarians and career services specialists through the online platform. All students complete a capstone course, 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.

Students who have successfully completed their first year of law school with an ABA-accredited institution are eligible to apply for admission to the Online Hybrid J.D. program. Typically, transfer credits are capped at 30 semester hours, or 45 quarter hours.

Take the Next Step Toward Becoming a Lawyer

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

2American Bar Association. American Bar Association Required Disclosures: Graduate Employment Data (2020). 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