Our mission as a law school reflects our character and purpose, flows from our traditions and inspires our aspirations. Our mission and vision have important implications for how the law is taught here and how you can expect to be treated like a student.
As an integral part of the University of Dayton, a Catholic university founded by members of the Society of Mary in 1850, we share the University’s commitment to serving others and providing an education that combines theory and practice. . Like the University, we also attach great importance to the role of professors as teachers and mentors, as well as academics.
At the heart of our curriculum and our teaching is the notion of developing complete professionals. The traditional approach to legal education that prevails in law schools across the country, centered on the case method and legal reasoning, is reinforced by the development of professional skills upon which our students will draw as practitioners and a greater appreciation for ethics and community service that will distinguish them as advocates and leaders in the years to come.
As a law school with a growing reputation, we are committed to developing and delivering exceptional study programs. We continually invest in the areas most important to the education of our students, our dedicated faculty, our innovative curriculum, and the physical environment in which our students’ education takes place.