University of Dayton: School of Law

The University of Dayton School of Law


The University of Dayton School of Law is an integral part of the University of Dayton. The University of Dayton is a top-tier Catholic university with more than 11,300 undergraduate, graduate and law students and 120,000 living alumni worldwide. The University is the No. 1 Catholic university for sponsored engineering research and development – and No. 1 in the nation for sponsored materials research and development.

Dayton Law itself is housed in a 122,500-square-foot complex featuring a spacious atrium, vast classroom and meeting spaces, faculty and student lounges, a restaurant and an expansive law library. 

We share the University’s commitment to serving others and offering an education that blends theory and practice. Our mission has important implications for how law is taught here, and how you can expect to be treated as a student. We focus on attention to the individual, from first contact to well beyond graduation. We are also deeply committed to an inclusive environment. Our faculty, staff, and students work hard to make Dayton Law a collaborative community, where, we believe, you will find a warm, welcoming place.

LL.M. Program in American and Transnational Law  (Offered Online and On-Campus)

Our LL.M. Program in American and Transnational Law is designed to address the evolving legal challenges presented by an increasingly interconnected global economic order. Our Program is open to both U.S. educated and foreign-educated applicants holding a first degree in law. Additional information on eligibility requirements and the application process is available here.

Students with a J.D. degree from an ABA-approved U.S. law school may earn an LL.M. degree by completing 24 credits of course work, while foreign-educated students may earn an LL.M. degree upon the completion of 30 credits of course work. Coursework is offered year-round during a traditional three semester academic year (Fall, Spring, Summer) and the Program can be completed in as little as one year. You may review our Academic Calendar here.

Fully Online Option
Starting in January 2019, the University of Dayton School of Law will be offering an entirely 
online option for students interested in completing their LL.M. degree in American and Transnational Law.  Students pursuing their degree online may also complete a Certificate in United States Legal Practice. This online option will be of primary interest for foreign educated attorneys seeking to learn more about U.S. law and establish a pathway to bar* eligibility in select states.  Interested students may apply online through

*Eligibility requirements for bar admission vary by state. Dayton Law cannot guarantee bar admission. Students are responsible for contacting the state bar to determine their eligibility.

Bar Eligibility and Online Courses
Students pursuing the LL.M. degree online can select from online courses designed for LL.M. students seeking to obtain a better understanding of U.S. law and U.S. legal practice as well as a potential path to bar eligibility.*

Additional information on admissions requirements for the California Bar
Additional information on admissions requirements for the Washington Bar
Comprehensive Guide to Bar Admission Requirements

*Eligibility requirements for bar admission vary by state. Dayton Law cannot guarantee bar admission. Students are responsible for contacting the state bar to determine their eligibility.

Tuition, Scholarships, and Financial Aid
Our LL.M. Program tuition is affordable and Dayton Law also offers partial-tuition scholarships based on a combination of academic merit, financial need, and personal and professional accomplishments. Students are also encouraged to apply for outside educational scholarships, grants and educational loans. Financial aid is available for U.S. citizens and eligible non-citizens.

We encourage you to contact us and learn more about scholarships and financial aid opportunities. 

Optional Certificates

Students pursuing their LL.M. degree may also obtain a specialty certificate in various areas. This Certificate can be obtained without requiring additional tuition cost or time.

Commitment to Innovation and Online Legal Education
The University of Dayton School of Law is among the pioneers in online legal education. In May, it announced it will launch Law@Dayton, one of the nation's first accredited hybrid Juris Doctor programs, blending online and on-campus instruction, in August 2019. For more information, visit

We look forward to speaking with you!

Director of LL.M. and M.S.L. Programs,
Tan Boston, for additional information regarding pursuing the LL.M. or M.S.L. Program on-campus:

Online LL.M. Program Manager, Margaret Ioannides, for additional information regarding pursuing the LL.M. Program online: Email:, Phone: (937) 329-8651, Skype ID: Margaret Ioannides UD LLM.

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