University of Dayton School of Law

General Info

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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.

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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 2027 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.

Student body

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Faculty Statistics

  • Full Time: 19
  • Part Time: 35


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


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. Dayton Law School 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 Dayton Law School class of 2022 had an employment rate of 86% with 2% pursuing an additional degree.

Employment Comparison

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In 2022, 100.0%% of students reported their employment status 9-months after graduation.

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%