University of Dayton Hybrid Juris Doctor (J.D.) | OnlineUniversity of Dayton Hybrid Juris Doctor (J.D.) | OnlineUniversity 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.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 Online Hybrid J.D. program offers a rigorous, high-quality education that prepares you with the foundational legal information to sit for the bar exam in most states. The program is delivered in an innovative, flexible format.

  • Live, Online Class — Learn directly from School of Law faculty during online face-to-face sessions delivered in the Socratic method.
  • Interactive Online Coursework — Study cases in depth through readings, recorded lectures and other professionally produced materials.
  • On-Campus Learning Sessions — Deepen your understanding during Get Relevant Experience and Applied Learning (Get REAL) weeks with peers and professors.

The Online Hybrid J.D. program comprises 90 credits. During your four years enrolled, you will complete foundational courses, legal research and writing courses, a capstone course, and an externship.

The program prepares you to pursue your career goals as you:

  • Participate in a law externship and bar preparation course, which provide practical experience and exam resources throughout the curriculum
  • Have opportunities to join our Moot Court team, Mock Trial team and Student Bar Association
  • Work with our career services team, who will seek to connect you with job opportunities in your area

You will have full access to law librarians through the online platform. Technical support is available during every online class session.

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 thirty semester hours, or forty-five 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