University of Dayton School of Law

The University of Dayton School of Law, accredited by the ABA and a member of the AALS, is an integral part of the University of Dayton, a Catholic university founded by members of the Society of Mary in 1850.

CONTACT INFORMATION

Contact Website (Website) http://www.udayton.edu/law
Admissions Dean (Admissions Dean) lawinfo@udayton.edu
Location (Location) Dayton, OH
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Quick Facts

Founded : 1974
ABA Accredited : Yes
AALS Member : Yes

Rankings

US News Week : N/A
Vault Top 25 : N/A
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Median LSAT : 148
Median GPA : 3.04
Acceptance Rate : 59%


Dayton Law School Admissions

Dayton Law School is considered a Somewhat Competitive law school, which accepts only 59% of its applicants. Comparatively, Dayton is Higher than the average cost for law school.

  Applications Offers Matriculated
Class of 2020 636 371 (58.33%) 90 (14.2%)
  25% Median 75%
GPA 2.83 3.04 3.42
LSAT 144 148 151

Tuition And Financial AID

  In-State Resident Non-Resident
Full Time $35,665 $35,665
Part Time N/A N/A
Living Expenses  
Living on-campus: $17,500
Living off-campus: $17,500
Living at home: $17,500

Important Dates

Early Decision 1 : N/A
Early Decision 2 : N/A
Regular Decision : N/A
Application Fee : N/A

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Dayton Law School Community

Dayton Law School is considered to have a Favorable student to faculty ratio. The average class size for 1L sections is approximately Average compared to other law schools. Student diversity at Dayton is Below Average.

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FACULTY STATISTICS

  • Full Time : 19
  • Part Time : 35

FACULTY

  • # Female Faculty : 25
  • # Minority Faculty : 10

RATIO

13.5 Students

1 Faculty

HOUSING OPTIONS

  • On Campus Housing : Yes
  • Graduate Housing : Yes
  • Law Specific Housing : Yes

Dayton Law School Curriculum

The size of 1L sections affects the quality and consistency of teaching in law schools. Generally with smaller 1L section sizes, students receive more individualized attention. University of Dayton 1L section size is 44% smaller than law schools in Ohio and 106% smaller than all PRIVATE law schools.

1L Section Size Comparison

Dayton Law School: 71
Ohio Average: 102
PRIVATE School Average: 146
  • Positions Available in Advanced Courses
  • Simulation Courses : 213
  • Faculty Supervised Clinics : 9
  • Students Involved in Advanced Activities
  • Field Placements : 74
  • Law Journals : 65
  • Moot Court/Mock Trials : 0

Attrition Rates

  • First Year : 7.8%
  • Second Year : 16.9%
  • Third Year : 1.0%
  • Fourth Year : 0.0%

Dayton Law School Employment

Deciding to attend law school requires a large financial investment with the goal of securing employment upon graduation. The University of Dayton class of 2015 had an employment rate of 86% with 2% pursuing an additional degree.

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In 2015, 100.0%% of students reported their employment status 9-months after graduation.

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Type of Employment

  • Law Firms: 54.0%
  • Business: 20.0%
  • Government: 11.0%
  • Public Interest: 5.0%
  • Academia: 3.0%
  • Ohio: 51%
  • Illinois: 6%
  • Kentucky: 6%

Bar Passage Rates

  • Reporting: 100.0%
  • First Time Takers: 128
  • Average School: 61.7%
  • Average State: 80.0%
  • Pass Difference: -18.3%

Top Bar Jurisdiction

  • Ohio : 81.1%
  • Passed : 43 of 65 (66.2%)
  • State Average : 80.0%
  • Difference : -15.0%