The School of Law at University of Dayton

By | March 2, 2019

Law School Admissions

Application

Director of admissions Janet L. Hein
Application deadline May 1
Full-time program application fee $50
Part-time program application fee N/A
Besides the fall semester, can enter in summer

The School of Law at University of Dayton

Admissions & Enrollment (Overall)

Acceptance rate 70.4% – High
Median undergraduate GPA for all program entrants 3.10
Median LSAT score for all program entrants 149

Admissions & Enrollment (Full-time)

Acceptance rate 70.4%
LSAT scores (25th-75th percentile) 148-152
Undergraduate GPA (25th-75th percentile) 2.78-3.37
Median undergraduate GPA for full-time program entrants 3.10
Median LSAT score for full-time program entrants 149

Admissions & Enrollment (Part-time)

Acceptance rate N/A
LSAT scores (25th-75th percentile) N/A
Undergraduate GPA (25th-75th percentile) N/A
Median undergraduate GPA for part-time program entrants N/A
Median LSAT score for part-time program entrants N/A

Law School Academics

Academic Program Details

Academic calendar Semester
Joint degrees offered
J.D./M.B.A.
J.D./M.S. Education
Special programs offered to J.D. students (as provided by the school)
Clinic, Summer Study, Externships.
Programs/courses offered in
appellate advocacy intellectual property law
clinical training international law
dispute resolution tax law
environmental law trial advocacy
health care law

Curricular Offerings (Overall)

Classroom course titles, beyond the first-year curriculum, offered last year 70
Seminars 13
Positions available in seminars 240
Positions available in simulation courses 246
Positions available in faculty-supervised clinical courses 24
Student activities (as provided by the school)
Students at the University of Dayton have a complete list of activities from which to choose, ranging from the traditional law school activities such as Law Review, Mock Trial and Moot Court, to more individual activities such as Intellectual Property and Cyberspace societies, and a full range of activities based on ethnic, cultural and religious factors.

Curricular Offerings (Full-time)

Typical first-year full-time section size taught by full-time faculty (excludes small sections) 87
Is there typically a full-time “small section” of the first-year class taught by full-time faculty (excluding Legal Writing)? No
Typical size of first-year “small section” N/A
Positions filled in full-time program seminars 186
Positions filled in full-time program simulation courses 246
Positions filled in faculty-supervised full-time program clinical courses 24
Full-time students involved in field placements 135
Full-time students involved in law journals 73
Full-time students involved in advanced moot court or trial competitions 20
Full-time students enrolled in independent study 45

Curricular Offerings (Part-time)

Typical first-year part-time section size taught by full-time faculty (excludes small sections) N/A
Is there typically a part-time “small section” of the first-year class taught by full-time faculty (excluding Legal Writing)? No
Positions filled in part-time program seminars N/A
Positions filled in part-time program simulation courses N/A
Positions filled in faculty-supervised part-time program clinical courses N/A
Part-time students involved in field placements N/A
Part-time students involved in law journals N/A
Part-time students involved in advanced moot court or trial competitions N/A
Part-time students enrolled in independent study N/A

Faculty Profile (Fall 2011)

Student-faculty ratio 16.1:1 – High
Full- and part-time faculty 46
Full-time minority faculty 20.0%
Part-time minority faculty 4.8%
Total faculty 56
Total faculty (men) 64.3%
Total faculty (women) 35.7%
Total faculty (minorities) 14.3%

Class Size

Law School Ranking

Rank Not Published Best Law Schools

(1) Ranking by Specialties

#21 in Legal Writing

Law Ranking Scores

Score N/A
Peer assessment score (out of 5) 1.9
Assessment score by lawyers/judges (out of 5) 2.3
GPA (25th-75th percentile) 2.78-3.37
Median undergraduate GPA for all program entrants 3.10
LSAT scores (25th-75th percentile) 148-152
Median LSAT score for all program entrants 149
Acceptance rate 70.4% – High
Student-faculty ratio 16.1:1 – High
Graduates known to be employed at graduation N/A
Graduates known to be employed nine months after graduation 83.9% – Medium
Bar passage rate (first-time test takers) 77.0% – Low
State where the greatest number of first-time test takers took the bar OH
Statewide bar passage rate (first-time test takers) 86.2%

Law School Student Body

Student Body (Overall)

Total Enrolled 488

Student Body (Full-time)

Enrollment (full-time) 488

Student Body (Part-time)

Enrollment (part-time) N/A
Gender distribution (part-time) N/A

Attrition Rates for Full- and Part-time Students (2010-2011)

First-year students discontinuing law school 3.4%
Second-year students discontinuing law school N/A
Third-year students discontinuing law school N/A
Fourth-year students discontinuing law school N/A
Male students discontinuing law school 0.9%
Female students discontinuing law school 2.0%

Law School Cost

Financial Aid Contact Information

Financial aid director Janet L. Hein
Financial aid phone (937) 229-3555
Financial aid application deadline July 1

Expenses

Tuition and fees
Full-time: $32,638 per year
Room and board $15,000
Books $1,500
Miscellaneous expenses $0
Is the tuition the same for first-, second-, and third-year students? Yes
Does the university offer housing restricted to law students? No
Does the university offer graduate student housing for which law students are eligible? Yes
Does the university offer a public-interest scholarship program to current J.D. students? Yes

Grants (Full-time students)

Students receiving grants of less than one-half tuition 54.9%
Students receiving grants of one-half tuition or more but less than full 5.7%
Students receiving grants of full tuition N/A
Students receiving grants of more than full tuition N/A
Median grant amount $7,000
Grant range (25th–75th percentile) $4,000–$15,000
Full-time students receiving grants 60.7%

Grants (Part-time students)

Students receiving grants of less than one-half tuition N/A
Students receiving grants of one-half tuition or more but less than full N/A
Students receiving grants of full tuition N/A
Students receiving grants of more than full tuition N/A
Median grant amount N/A
Grant range (25th–75th percentile) N/A
Part-time students receiving grants N/A

Indebtedness

Average indebtedness of 2011 graduates who incurred law school debt $107,458
Proportion who borrowed 91.2%
Does the school offer a loan repayment assistance program for 2011 J.D. graduates? No

Law School Library

Library Information Resources

Print titles (excluding nonbook titles) 31,017
Microform titles 13,064
Electronic titles 81
Other non-book titles 370
Total titles 44,532
Volumes (excluding microforms) 195,218
Volume equivalent microforms 154,882
Total volumes and volume equivalents 350,100
Number of volumes in the collection that are stored off site and are systematically retrievable 0
Library’s online catalog or website includes links to electronic titles or databases made available by another campus library or consortia Yes

Library Schedule of Operation

Number of hours per week library is open on a regular schedule 102
Number of hours per week professional staff are on duty on a regular schedule 75
Number of hours per week only full-time support staff are on duty on a regular schedule 27
Number of hours per week only students or other part-time staff are on duty on a regular schedule 0
Number of hours of reference service provided per week on a regular schedule 75
Number of weeks per year library operates on an abbreviated schedule 4
Number of hours per week library is open on an abbreviated schedule 45
Number of hours per week professional staff are on duty are on an abbreviated schedule 45
Number of hours per week only full-time support staff are on duty on an abbreviated schedule 0
Number of hours per week only students or other part-time staff are on duty on an abbreviated schedule 0
Number of hours of reference service provided per week on an abbreviated schedule 45
Number of weeks per year library operates on expanded schedule 6

Information Technology

Department(s) responsible for the law school information technology operations law school information technology department
Approximate number of full-time-equivalent information technology staff (excluding hourly students and other temporary staff) 7
Number of open, wired network connections available to students in the law library (excluding computer labs) 6
Number of open, wired network connections available to students in classrooms 0
Number of open, wired network connections available to students in computer labs 15
Number of open, wired network connections available to students elsewhere in the law school 16
Does the law school have a wireless network? Yes
Wireless network is available in the law library, in classrooms, in computer labs, in administrative/faculty offices and work areas, elsewhere in the law school
Does the school require entering students to own a computer? No

Physical Library Facilities

Net square feet of space assigned for library purposes 43,970
Total seats available for library users 489
Details about the library and other facilities (as provided by the school) Zimmerman Law Library contains over 326,000 volumes and a wealth of computer-accessed legal resources. Seating for 501 includes 140 carrels, 8 group study rooms, and a computer training center.

Law School Careers

Bar Statistics (Winter and Summer 2010 administrations)

State where the greatest number of first-time test takers took the bar OH
Bar passage rate (first-time test takers) 77.0% – Low
Statewide bar passage rate (first-time test takers) 86.2%

Class of 2010 Graduates

Total graduates 143
Graduates known to be employed at graduation N/A
Graduates known to be employed nine months after graduation 83.9%

Class of 2010 Graduates-Class Breakdown at Graduation

Graduates whose employment status is unknown N/A
Graduates whose employment status is known N/A
Graduates known to be employed at graduation N/A
Graduates known to be enrolled in a full-time degree program N/A
Graduates known to be unemployed and seeking work N/A
Graduates known to be unemployed and not seeking work N/A

Class of 2010 Graduates-Class Breakdown at Nine Months

Graduates whose employment status is unknown 2.8%
Graduates whose employment status is known 97.2%
Graduates known to be employed nine months after graduation 83.9%
Graduates known to be enrolled in a full-time degree program 2.8%
Graduates known to be unemployed and seeking work 10.5%
Graduates known to be unemployed and not seeking work 0.0%

Starting Salaries of Graduates Employed Full-time (Class of 2010)

25th percentile private sector starting salary $45,000
Median private sector starting salary $60,000
75th percentile private sector starting salary $70,000
Percent in the private sector who reported salary information 58%
Median public service starting salary $49,250

Areas of Legal Practice (Class of 2010)

Percent employed in academia 2.5%
Percent employed in business and industry 20.8%
Percent employed in government 11.7%
Percent employed in all judicial clerkships 5.8%
Percent employed in law firms 58.3%
Percent employed in public interest 0.8%
Percent employed in an unknown field 0.0%

Employment Location (Class of 2010)

Graduates employed in-state 48%
Graduates employed out-of-state 51.7%
Graduates employed in foreign countries 0%
Number of states where graduates are employed 19
New England (CT, ME, MA, NH, RI, VT) 0.0%
Middle Atlantic (NY, NJ, PA) 6.7%
East North Central (IL, IN, MI, OH, WI) 60.8%
West North Central (IA, KS, MN, MO, NE, ND, SD) 6.7%
South Atlantic (DE, DC, FL, GA, MD, NC, SC, VA, WV) 14.2%
East South Central (AL, KY, MS, TN) 3.3%
West South Central (AR, LA, OK, TX) 2.5%
Pacific (AK, CA, HI, OR, WA) 0.0%
Mountain (AZ, CO, ID, MT, NV, NM, UT, WY) 5.8%
Employment location unknown 0.0%

Career Services

(Data appear as originally submitted by this school)

Career services operations The Career Services Offices (CSO) is committed to assisting students in identifying and securing positions that match their interests. The CSO furnishes information about employers, employment opportunities, offers consultations for resume/cover-letter writing, sponsors on-campus interviews and resume collections, and facilitates off-campus interviews through participation in job fairs.

Job Type

Bar admission required/anticipated (e.g., attorney and corporate counsel positions, law clerks, judicial clerks) 78.3%
Bar admission required/anticipated – percent employed in full-time positions 93.6%
J.D. preferred, law degree enhances position (e.g., corporate contracts administrator, alternative dispute resolution specialist, government regulatory analyst, FBI special agent) 11.7%
J.D. preferred – percent employed in full-time positions 85.7%
Professional other (jobs that require professional skills or training but for which a J.D. is neither preferred nor particularly applicable; e.g., accountant, teacher, business manager, nurse) 8.3%
Professional other – percent employed in full-time positions 70.0%
Non-professional other (job that does not require any professional skills or training or is taken on a temporary basis and not viewed as part of a career path) 1.7%
Non-professional other – percent employed in full-time positions 50.0%