University of Dayton School of Law

Keller Hall
300 College Park
Dayton, OH 45469-2772
United States

www.udayton.edu

LL.M. facts

  • Tuition 34,470

  • Duration 12 months

  • Intakes January, May, August

  • Minimum TOEFL 100

Full Profile

The Program

 

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. Learn the laws of the United States at a global, faith-based university in the affordable Midwest. Our LL.M. students sit side-by-side with our J.D. students and are fully immersed in the U.S. law school experience. Students at Dayton Law graduate with a broad foundation of knowledge in U.S. law, as well as laws that transcend national boundaries.

We offer specialty certificates in:

  • Applied Business
  • Criminal Law
  • Cyber Law
  • Intellectual Property Law

Those seeking a broader learning experience may customize their studies to focus on their own unique career interests. Ultimately, we are looking for LL.M. candidates who have the ability to succeed in our program. Indicators of this ability can be found in your academic record, test scores, reference letters, work experience, community service and personal characteristics. If you have the ability to succeed and an interest in learning the latest in American and transnational law, we encourage you to apply today.

The University

The University of Dayton School of Law is an integral part of the University of Dayton—one of the preeminent Catholic universities in the nation and the largest private university in Ohio. The campus spans 388 acres in Dayton and also includes the University of Dayton China Institute located in Suzhou, China. The University’s student body comes from all over the United States and over 70 countries.

The Law School

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.

The Faculty

Our courses are taught by talented, dedicated, full-time faculty and a cadre of part-time faculty that includes respected judges and experienced practitioners. As both a student and an alumnus, you will benefit from an extremely supportive network of alumni who regularly serve as teachers and mentors.

Entry Requirements

Ultimately, we are looking for LL.M. candidates who have the ability to succeed in our programs. Indicators of this ability can be found in your academic record, test scores, reference letters, work experience, community service and personal characteristics. International LL.M. students may apply for conditional admission, which allows them to study English at the University’s Intensive English Program prior to taking law courses.

If you have the ability to succeed and an interest in learning the latest in American and transnational law, we encourage you to apply today.

Application Requirements+:

>> Online LSAC application at www.llm.lsac.org
>> Official university and graduate school transcripts
>> Personal statement
>> Two references
>> For licensed attorneys only: a copy of your attorney registration card(s)

International Students:

>> Copy of your current passport and visa documents
>> Financial declaration indicating ability to cover tuition and living expenses
>> Demonstration of English proficiency (TOEFL or IELTS scores).  Conditional admission is available if your native language is not English. This type of admission allows you to study English prior to taking law courses, provided that all other admissions criteria are met.

+ All required documents must be originals (not photocopies) and written in English. 

Key Dates: 

We welcome and accept applications year-round. However, it is best to apply by November for the Spring term (begins early-January) and by June for the Fall term (begins late-August). 
 

 

Financial Aid

Dayton Law offers generous partial-tuition scholarships based on a combination of merit, need and personal accomplishments. Students are also encouraged to apply for outside educational scholarships, grants and educational loans.

Accommodation

The University of Dayton and the Dayton community offer a wide variety of on- and off-campus housing options for students. In the Dayton metropolitan area, you will also find homes, condominiums and townhouses to rent or buy, as well as an array of apartments to fit any lifestyle.

Student Life

Dayton Law is a community based on inclusivity and helping others. Our students benefit tremendously from diversity in race, age, gender, background and thought. We offer numerous student organizations representing a wide variety of personal and professional interests. Students are encouraged to participate in these organizations and to serve their communities through pro bono work and service projects.

Programs at Dayton Law

Full-Time

Language
English
Intakes
January, May, August
Duration
12 months
Concentrations
Applied Business
Criminal Law
Cyber Law
Intellectual Property Law
Features
  • Tuition based on 30 credit hours.
  • LL.M. candidates with a U.S. law degree are required to complete 24 semester hours of course work.
  • LL.M. candidates with a first law degree from a foreign university must complete 30 semester hours of course work.
  • International students may only begin the program in August.

Part-Time

Language
English
Intakes
January, May, August
Duration
24 months
Concentrations
Applied Business
Criminal Law
Cyber Law
Intellectual Property Law
Features
  • Tuition based on 30 credit hours.
  • LL.M. candidates with a U.S. law degree are required to complete 24 semester hours of course work.
  • LL.M. candidates with a first law degree from a foreign university must complete 30 semester hours of course work.
  • International students may only begin the program in August.

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